New England Premiere and Pre National Tour Engagement
CLUE: ON STAGE
August 21 - 30, 2018
Adapted from the screenplay by: Jonathan Lynn; Additional material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Price.
If you loved the movie Clue, you’ll kill to be among the first audiences to see the new stage adaptation. Based on the iconic Paramount movie adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game, Clue: On Stage is a hilarious farce-meets-murder-mystery. This live staging tells the shocking tale of six mysterious guests who attend an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are both on the menu. An evening of slapstick, slamming doors, and some of the funniest one-liners in movie history, Clue: On Stage will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches.
Age recommendation: Ten and up. (There is no official rating system for live theatre. We invite you to use your own judgment.)
Run Time: 1 hours and 35 minutes, no intermission.
Made possible with generous support by:
DUANE BOUTTÉ (Professor Plum) recently played “Charles Dickens” in Primary Stages’ Off Broadway production of DISCORD. He was in the original Broadway company of PARADE and played “Enoch Show, Jr.” in Lincoln Center’s 1994 Tony winning revival of CAROUSEL. Among his favorite roles performed onstage are “Bayard Rustin” in CIVIL SEX (Public Theatre), “Louis Chauvin” in THE HELIOTROPE BOUQUET (Playwrights Horizons), “Mercutio” (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), “Orestes” (Berkeley Rep), and various roles in the original THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN (Playwrights Horizons). Mr. Boutté stars in the films STONEWALL (the 1994 version), and BROTHER TO BROTHER. Other television and film appearances include UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, ALL IS BRIGHT, YOU BELONG TO ME, and SEX AND THE CITY. Mr. Boutté is also a director, pianist and composer, and has taught acting at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Ramapo College, and Illinois State University.
BRIAN CARTER (Mr. Green) is delighted to return to Clue after the world premiere last summer at Bucks County Playhouse. Off Broadway credits include: original award-winning production of Wit (Union Square Theater/MCC Theater)Vigil (DR2); Collaborators, The President & Noon Divide (Storm Theatre); Vast Machine (Axis Theatre); Broken Fences (Ballybeg Theatre); Waning Moon Over Bensonhurst (MCC Theater); In the Shadow of the Glen & The Dybbuk (Marvell Rep); and Why Bother? & Years May Go By (Paradise Factory). Regional Theater: Westport Country Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Virginia Shakespeare Festival. TV: “Gotham,” “The Blacklist,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Blue Bloods,” “Veep,” “Deadbeat,” “The Americans,” “Jessica Jones,” “Person of Interest,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Law & Order,” “Pan Am,” “Guiding Light,” and “One Life to Live.” Film: Ocean’s Eight (dir Gary Ross); Loserville, The Family Fang (dir Jason Bateman), Sex, Death and Bowling (dir Ally Walker), The Preppie Connection, In Stereo and Santa Con (dir. Melissa Joan Hart). Proud member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
STEPHEN DEROSA (Colonel Mustard) is proud to return to the Playhouse where he made his debut this season in “Sylvia.” Broadway: On the Town, Betrayal, The Nance, Hairspray, Twentieth Century, Henry IV, Into the Woods, The Man Who Came to Dinner. National Tour: West Side Story. Off-Broadway: The Government Inspector (Red Bull Theater), These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater Company), Love’s Fire (The Acting Company), The Mystery of Irma Vep. Regional Credits include Yale Rep, McCarter Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, George Street Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Group. Selected Film/TV: “The Blacklist”, “Cafe Society”, “The Deuce”, “Vinyl”, “Divorce”, “Wormwood”, “Elementary”, “The Good Wife”, “Ugly Betty” and as Eddie Cantor on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
MFA: Yale Drama.
NATALIE CHARLE ELLIE (Mrs. White) is excited to be back at Cape Playhouse having just concluded a three year run as an original cast member of School of Rock on Broadway. Other Favorite credits include: Les Miserables (Original cast – 2014 revival); Forbidden Broadway Alive and Kicking (Off-Broadway); 9-5 the Musical (National Tour); Lizzie the Musical (TUTS); Brigadoon (Meg) and The Full Monty (Georgie) at PCLO; Master of None (Netflix) and saving the best credit for last…Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly here at the beautiful Cape Playhouse. A big thanks to Hunter and Jen and of course The Mine.
CHANTELLE GUIDO (Character Woman) is from Buffalo, New York. A recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, her final performances in their main stage season included Dolly Levi in The Matchmaker, and Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone. She has performed in several new works, including performances at The New Hazlett Theatre in Pittsburgh, Musical Comedy Live: Chicago, and with The Pittsburgh CLO. She is beyond grateful to now be a part of such an incredible company.
JANUARY LAVOY (Miss Scarlet) is thrilled to return to her New England roots at the Cape Playhouse! She has appeared on Broadway in ENRON, Off-Broadway in Measure for Measure (TFANA); Wings (2ST); Coraline (MCC); Two Trains Running, Home, Funnyhouse of a Negro, and the world premiere of Will Eno’s Wakey, Wakey (Signature Theatre); and regionally at the Mark Taper Forum, Old Globe, Alliance, Denver Center, Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, Ogunquit Playhouse, and others. Television credits include “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order” (classic, CI & SVU), and Noelle Ortiz on “One Life to Live”. She is best known for her voiceover work, which includes many national commercial campaigns and over 150 audiobooks. January was named 2013’s Audiobook Narrator of the Year by Publishers’ Weekly, and has received multiple Audie Awards. She is married to her favorite actor, Mat Hostetler. This one’s for the coconuts. www.januarylavoy.com.
HANNAH McKECHNIE (Yvette) is absolutely thrilled to be making her Cape Playhouse debut! Theatre: Opus U/S (Olney Theatre Center), Alice in Wonderland (Chesapeake Shakespeare Company), Las Meninas (New Brooklyn Theatre), To Kill a Mockingbird (National Players). Film: Crown Vic, Coda. TV: Blue Bloods, Pandora’s Box. She has a BFA in Acting and a minor in German from Boston University. She sends love and gratitude to friends and family who made the trip to come see Clue and hopes everyone has so much fun tonight! www.hannahmckechnie.com.
NANCY OPEL (Mrs. Peacock) Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas (Drama Desk nom), Beautiful, Cinderella , Memphis, Gypsy, Fiddler On The Roof, Urinetown (Tony nom.), Triumph of Love, Anything Goes, Sunday…With George, Evita, others. Off Broadway: Curvy Widow, The Toxic Avenger (Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics, Lortel noms) My Deah (Obie), Polish Joke (Drama Desk, Lortel noms), Mere Mortals, All In the Timing, others. Regional/International: Curvy Widow, Prince of Broadway, Follies, Holiday Inn, Hir, On the Town, Hello, Dolly!, others. National Tour: The Drowsy Chaperone. TV: The Big C, L&O’s, others. www.nancyopel.com
LORENZO PISONI (Wadsworth) Broadway: Equus, Henry IV. Selected Off Broadway: The Explorers Club, Golden Age, Humor Abuse (co-creator), Last Dance (MTC). Measure for Measure, Alls Well That Ends Well, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It (The Public/NYSF), Election Day (2nd Stage) Troilus and Cressida (TFNA). Regional: Humor Abuse (Mark Taper Forum, ACT-SF, Seattle Rep, PTC), The Gamester (ACT-SF) The Great Gatsby (Guthrie, Seattle Rep), The Injured Party (SCR), The Tempest (McCarter). Selected Film /TV: Circus Kid (director and producer), Adjustment Bureau, Big Mommas, Elementary, Mysteries of Laura, The Good Wife, L&O: CI/SVU, All My Children. Other: Pickle Family Circus, Cirque Du Soleil. Education: Vassar College. Drama Desk, Lortel, Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards, SF Outer Critics. LA Drama Critics Circle. @lorenzopisoni
PATRICK RICHWOOD (Character Man) A member of Actors Equity since age 18, Patrick began working in the theatre in 1981 (do the math). His favorite theatre roles include Seymour Little Shop of Horrors, Goat The Robber Bridegroom, Renfield Dracula, Ben Gunn Treasure Island, Mr. Smee Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, Ellard The Foreigner (Helen Hayes Award), Wilbur Hairspray and Dwayne/Duarto First Wives Club. On screen his work has been dubbed into 11 languages and comprises 23 films, including The Princess Diaries, Beaches, Armageddon, The Race to Space, Runaway Bride, Dear God, The Other Sister and Soul Surfer — 3 series regulars, several guest-starring appearances and over 80 wacky TV commercials. He’s most often recognized as Dennis, the Night Elevator Operator in the film Pretty Woman, and least often as the White Rabbit, a 70 year-old British bunny (underneath 3 hours of prosthetic makeup) on the Emmy winning Disney series, Adventures in Wonderland. PatrickRichwood.com.
Hunter Foster (Director) – Hunter has appeared on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, Hands on a Hardbody, Million Dollar Quartet, The Producers, Little Shop of Horrors (Tony nomination), Urinetown, Les Miserables, Footloose, Grease and King David. He is an Artistic Associate at the Bucks County Playhouse where he has directed, Company, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Buddy Holly Story, National Pastime, The Rocky Horror Show (2013, 2014 and 2016), Summer of ’42, and It’s a Wonderful Life. Other directing credits include: Cabaret, My Fair Lady (Cape Playhouse), Grease (North Carolina Theatre), Spamalot (Casa Manana) and has directed productions of Million Dollar Quartet for the Ogunquit Playhouse, Gateway Playhouse and Westchester Broadway Theatre. As a book writer he wrote the book to the musical, Jasper in Deadland, which played at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in Spring 2015 following its world premiere at Prospect Theater Company in NYC. Hunter also wrote the book to the Off-Broadway musical, Summer of ’42 which opened at the Variety Arts Theatre in New York City and was nominated for an Outer Critic Award for best new Off-Broadway musical. Other recent book writing credits include The Circus in Winter (Goodspeed Musicals), Clyde and Bonnie: A Folktale (New York Musical Theatre Festival, Aurora Theatre), The Hollow (Signature Theatre) and Blue Ridge Sky. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Michigan (BFA in Musical Theatre).
Jen Cody (Choreographer): Clue (Bucks county Playhouse), Grease (North Carolina Theatre), Prodigal Son (York Theatre), Debbie Does Dallas (Jane Street Theatre), Henry and Mudge (Theatreworks) and the Hershey ‘Scoops” Campaign. Other Cape Playhouse Shows: Sylvia, Gypsy, Cabaret, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, Boeing Boeing, Hello Dolly, The Odd Couple, Women in Jeopardy, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo, and most notably: Unnecessary Farce. On Broadway/Off: A Christmas Story, Shrek the Musical, Pajama Game, The Wild Party, Seussical, Urinetown the Musical, Taboo, Grease, Beauty and The Beast, Cats, Charles Bush’s Cleopatra, Judith of Bethulia,..and many more. TV/Film: “Blue Bloods,” “Bull,” “Unforgettable,” “Instinct,” “Phineas and Ferb,” “Mickey’s Roadster Racers,” Lucky Stiff, “American Dad,” “Gravity Falls,” “Winx Club,” “Robot and Monster,” Khumba, “Law and Order” and Disney’s Princess and The Frog.
Adam Koch (Scenic Designer) – Internationally Adam designed the 2017 production of Dreamgirls in Seoul, South Korea. In Washington D.C. Adam was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award (Outstanding Scenic Design) for both Kiss of the Spider-woman (Signature Theatre, starring Hunter Foster) and Bat Boy (1st Stage). Credits across the United States include; the original Chicago production of Million Dollar Quartet (Apollo Theatre); as well as productions at Ford’s Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre Center, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Ogunquit Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, Serenbe Playhouse, Portland Stage, as well as New World Stages and Theatre Row in NYC. Over 60+ productions with Associate Scenic Designer Steven Royal. Adam is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. See more at adamkochassociates.com and on Instagram @instadamkoch.”
Nicole V. Moody (Costume Designer) – Select design credits: The Other Josh Cohen– Geva Theatre, A Connecticut Christmas Carol– Goodspeed Musicals, Clue, Guys and Dolls, Other Desert Cities, The Buddy Holly Story, Steel Magnolias, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Summer of ’42, Mame, It’s a Wonderful Life; a Radio Play, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Grand Night for Singing, Barefoot in the Park– Bucks County Playhouse, Downrange, Arsenic and Old Lace, Legally Blonde, The 39 Steps, Avenue Q- CFRT, Cracked (World Premiere)- American Theatre Dance Workshop, Love, Loss and What I Wore– NYC, Chicago Tour, Asolo Rep, Sleuth, Trumpery, Glass Menagerie– Olney Theatre, What is the Cause of Thunder– Williamstown Theatre Festival. Editorial: Psychology Today, Hellgate- Jeremy Bales Photography. Films: Dead Light Glory (Short Indie), Hungry for Gold– IOC. Assistant Costume Designer for Broadway, National Operas, World Premieres, and 2012 MDNA Tour.
Jaron Kent Hermansen (Lighting Designer) – Regional: Art, RED, The Foreigner, Murder for Two (The Cape Playhouse, MA). The Music Man, Wizard of Oz, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof (Sundance Eccles Theater, UT). Eleemosynary (The Brooks, CA). The King’s Men, Private Ear, Hedda Gabler, The Weird Play (Rose Wagner, UT). Bride of Frankenstein, Sonder, A Streetcar Named Desire (Found Spaces, UT) What the Moon Saw (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Scotland). Jaron sits on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute of Theater Technology Intermountain Desert Region & is a lecturer at Utah Valley University. Jaron is a nominee of the USITT Young Professionals Rising Star award.
Joseph Palermo (Sound Designer) is a Chicago based Sound Designer and Digital Technologist who is quite pleased to be here for your listening pleasure. He’s been recognized at the Cannes Film Festival, the Chicago Merrit Awards and by the University of Glasgow for excellence in Design Concepts. Besides his work at The Cape Playhouse he’s also working on his next big project, a production of The Polar Express in collaboration with Amtrak and Warner Brothers, on an actual running train. His most recent creative obsessions include recording things in an underwater environment, and electronically amplifying the sounds of the body. Please silence your cell phone and enjoy the show.
GEOFF JOSSELSON, CSA (Casting Director) is a New York-based casting director whose work includes productions for Broadway, off-Broadway and major New York and regional theatre companies, including the Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arizona Theatre Company, Barrington Stage Company, Bay Street Theatre, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bucks County Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Cleveland Play House, Denver Center, Marriott Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, The Old Globe, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, San Francisco Symphony, and the York Theatre Company. He is responsible for casting the Broadway production of The Velocity of Autumn starring Estelle Parsons and many other acclaimed New York productions, including Southern Comfort, Yank!, Enter Laughing, Pretty Filthy, John and Jen, Himself and Nora, Altar Boyz, and Septimus and Clarissa. He is the founder of The Industry Studio (www.theindustrystudio.com). For more information, please visit www.geoffjosselson.com.