Each year, the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble presents several productions staffed and performed by junior high and high school-aged students from all around northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area. From October 19-27, you can catch the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble’s version of Clue: The Musical, a fun, farcical Broadway romp.
A different performance each time
Just as in the famous board game, the identity of the murderer, the choice of weapon and the room where the crime takes place change every time. In the musical, audience members choose cards from a deck and determine the final outcome of the show. Some of the performers’ lines will even change based on the cards selected.
Fun and funny characters
Peter DePietro and Tom Chiodo’s book and lyrics bring the familiar characters from the game to life in entertaining and unexpected ways. The unseen victim, Mr. Boddy, comes to charming life as the host who guides the audience through the evening’s shenanigans, and a hard-boiled female detective provides a counterpoint to the guests’ comical antics.
Catchy, entertaining songs
Paying homage to various genres such as 1930s Broadway numbers and contemporary pop music, the high-energy numbers in this musical will have you humming for weeks after you leave the theater. From Miss Scarlet and Mr. Green’s revenge musings to the detective’s revelation of the murderer’s identity, each song provides plenty of laughs and plenty of stunning vocal moments.
For more information about the Towle Youth Theater Ensemble, this year’s production ofClue: The Musical, and future shows, please call the theater at 219-937-8780.