Auditions Ages 13-18
CLUE (High School Edition)
Video auditions due May 7
Adapted from the screenplay by JONATHAN LYNN
Additional Materials by HUNTER FOSTER, ERIC PRICE, & SANDY RUSTIN
Adapted from the Paramount Pictures Film Written by JONATHAN LYNN AND THE BOARD GAME FROM HASBRO, INC.
Directed by Katie Cross
Performing the weekend of July 16, 2021
Rehearsals: June 28 - July 16, 2021
Mondays - Fridays 1pm - 6pm
Video auditions accepted until May 7. In-person callbacks will be Sunday, May 16 at 5pm.
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by the Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Rehearses: June 28 - July 16, 2021 Mondays - Fridays 1pm - 6pm
Performances: July 16 weekend (3 shows)
Character/role breakdown: https://broadwaylicensing.com/shows/hide/clue-high-school-edition/#casting
Auditions ages: 13-18
This will be a fast-paced audition-only class and students will be expected to learn much of the music prior in order to ensure a smooth rehearsal process.
Fee: $489 + $35 registration fee. Once casting is announced, registration must be completed within 24 hours to secure your spot. Payment plans are available.
All parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity and most may be cast in any gender. This show requires physical stamina. This is not a musical, but is a play with music. It's an ensemble show with highly stylized characters.
How to Audition (Zoom Auditions)
Video auditions are accepted until May 7, 2021. Callbacks will be held onsite with proper social distancing and safety procedures on Sunday, May 16 at 5pm.
Friday, July 16 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, July 17 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, July 18 @ 3pm
Please prepare one of the following monologues, based on a character of interest for you. Your selection will not limit the roles for which you'll be considered.
WADSWORTH: Ladies and gentlemen, my instructions are clear. It seems the six of you have one thing in common. You are all being blackmailed. For some considerable time all of you have been paying what you can afford—and, in some cases, more than you can afford—to someone who threatens to expose you. Until tonight, none of you knew who was blackmailing you. I hope I'm correct that the more deductive among you have reasoned in the last several moments that it was, of course, Mr. Boddy himself—and that the less discerning members of our cadre are experiencing that particular revelation right about...now. Six suspects. Six murders. Mr. Boddy in the Billiard Room. The Cook in the Kitchen. The Motorist in the Lounge. The Cop in the Library. Yvette in the Ballroom. And the Singing Telegram Girl in the Hall. Not to mention one "confidential" envelope of missing, damning evidence. Our evening's guests may be gifted at breaking the law, but they clearly need work on breaking a case. So, who is the killer you may ask? I'm sure you have your suspicions. But, we've no time to discuss that now. (Looks at his watch.) The police are nearly here.
MRS. PEACOCK: "Behold," said the Lord, "I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh." Thank you, Lord, for this meal we are about to receive and for the gracious host, whomever he is, that has invited us here tonight. Amen. Well, I guess I'll break the ice, I mean, I'm used to being a hostess; it's part of my husband's work, plus I always host the ladies' group from my church on Sundays. It's difficult when a group of new friends meet for the first time, so I'll start the ball rolling...I mean, I have no idea what we're doing here, but I'm very intrigued and oh, my, this soup's delicious isn't it? Oh, come on. How are we to get acquainted if we don't say anything about ourselves? No judgments here; we're all God's children. If I wasn't trying to keep the conversation going, then we would just be sitting here in an embarrassed silence. Well, what's all this about, Butler; this dinner party?
MRS. WHITE: I don't want a scandal. We had a very humiliating public confrontation. He was deranged. He was a lunatic. He didn't actually seem to like me that much. He had threatened to kill me in public. He was a stupidly optimistic man. I'm afraid it came as a great shock to him when he died. He was found dead at home. His head had been cut off. But, it wasn't me. I'd been out all evening, at the movies. He wasn't a very good illusionist. But my third husband, I miss him the most. He was an electrician...well—until he was electrocuted. I didn’t kill him! I mean...yes, I'll admit it-I recognized Yvette...she had a torrid love affair with my late husband. I hated her. I hated her SO MUCH. It...it...the...FLAMES. On the side of my face. Breathing. HEAVING...breaths...
MR. BODDY: You each pay me twice what you've been paying, and I'll tell the police it was a phony call and send them on their way. You refuse...and I put this briefcase— containing all the evidence needed to expose your wrongdoings—in the hands of the police and the press. I believe some of you would face a lifetime of jail, and others, a lifetime of shame. In this bag there are six gifts I’ve brought you from Washington. Things I thought you might find useful this evening. You all showed up here tonight because you believed the evidence against you was so terrible that you would do almost anything to keep it a secret. I'm putting that theory to the test. Mr. Wadsworth here is the only other person who knows your secrets; and it's costing me—and you— dearly to keep him quiet. You see, I wouldn't have to double your payments if I didn't have to pay Mr. Wadsworth for his silence.
MISS SCARLET: Oh, who cares?! We're still in the dark anyway! We're no closer to solving our murder mysteries or unearthing the evidence against us. I found you lurking conspicuously in the Conservatory. The scarlet flowers opened the secret passage to the Lounge, but if I remember correctly, Scarlet flowers always have five petals. This one only had four! Meaning you had already plucked a petal to the passage to the Lounge, where you pummeled the Motorist to death with the Wrench. Then you shot the Singing Telegram Girl before she could finish her cramprolls! Wonder what kinda dirt she had on you. Bet she was an old patient of yours, or something right? Wait a minute! We can all rush him. He's got no more bullets left in that gun. There was one shot at Mr. Boddy in the Study, two for the cat, two at the Lounge door and one for the singing telegram. One plus two plus two plus one.
MR. GREEN: I hold in my hand an FBI file on the whole big Boddy family. Your butler, Wadsworth, had been feeding us information for months. I can see why you killed him. Your shot missed him in the Study, but he wisely played dead. Awfully good actor. Had us all convinced. But while we were all racing from the kitchen with the dead Cook, you found your sneaky butler trying to make his escape by the bathroom, and bludgeoned him to death with the Lead Pipe I'd dropped on the hallway floor while running to the kitchen. The Boddy family has been wanted for organized crime—blackmail and murder—for generations. But they've always eluded the law. Until now. Tonight, the Boddy "family business" has reached...a dead end. I tell ya, this was the most exciting night I've had in a long time. And now, you're all under arrest. Okay Chief, take 'em away.
WADSWORTH – a traditional British butler in ever sense: uptight, formal and “by the book”. He is the driving force of the play.
YVETTE – a French maid with her own secret aspirations
MISS SCARLET – a dry, sardonic woman who is very interested in secrets
MRS. PEACOCK – the churchgoing wife of a senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
MRS. WHITE – a pale, morbid, and tragic woman. She may or may not be the murderer of her five ex-husbands
COLONEL MUSTARD – a puffy, pompous, dense military man
PROFESSOR PLUM – an arrogant academic, easily impressed by himself
MR. GREEN – a timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s a bit of a klutz and awfully anxious.
THE COOK – a gruff woman with a threatening presence
MR. BODDY – a slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque fella.
ENSEMBLE FEMALE – to play: Singing telegram girl, Backup cop, others
ENSEMBLE MALE – to play: Motorist, Chief of Police, others
Health and Safety
All participants and families will be expected to abide by our Health and Safety protocols developed to help prevent the spread of COVID -19.
Clue (High School Edition))
Is presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.