Temecula Valley Players to premier ‘Clue’ in Old Town Temecula

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TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Players will premier “Clue,” based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Friday, Feb. 4, to Sunday, Feb. 13, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater.

“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 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?

The play is based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn, written by Sandy Rustin, additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and presented through special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.

Carol Damgen is the director of Temecula Valley Players’ “Clue” at Old Town Temecula Community Theater in February. Valley News/Courtesy photo

The Temecula Valley Players continues their 2021-2022 relaunch season under the helm of veteran award-winning director, Carol Damgen, who recently directed Temecula Valley Players’ production of “Mamma Mia!” in Old Town Temecula in September 2021.

Temecula Valley Players continued its tradition of education in the arts by introducing 14-year-old Jillian Barr, a student at Vista Murrieta High School, as the play’s costume designer. The Temecula Valley Players Guest Education Artist program allows Temecula Valley Players to provide creative internship type jobs for each of their productions.

Temecula Valley Players invited former guest education artist Randon Lane Jr. to provide musical direction and live piano music to accompany the cast, adding live background music to the stage production. He was featured as assistant musical director of “Mamma Mia!” in September. Lane, 18, is finishing his senior year at Murrieta Valley High School and has received a scholarship to Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he will study musical theater direction in fall 2022.

Jillian Barr is the guest education artist with Temecula Valley Players and costume designer for the upcoming production of “Clue.” Valley News/Courtesy photo

The cast features Tyler Lloyd as Wadsworth the butler, Patti Drew as Mrs. Peacock, J Kay Weldon as Mr. Green, Kristine Kultzow as Mrs. White, Katie Bailey as Miss Scarlet, Tim Wheeler as Colonel Mustard, Cole Harvey as Professor Plum, Annalise Valenzuela as Yvette, Rossi L. Smith as Mr. Boddy and others, Mary Bean as The Cook and others and Nicolas Amador as The Unexpected Cop and others.

“Clue” will be presented at 2 p.m., Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13, and at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

Ticket prices range from $18 to $28, depending on day and seat choice. They are available online at http://www.tickets.temeculatheater.org or by calling 866-653-8696.

For more information, visit http://www.TemeculaValleyPlayers.com.

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