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BBHHS Drama Club Performs Clue

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From November 2 through November 4, the BBHHS Drama Club presents Clue to one of the largest audiences for a BBHHS school play.

Clue is a funny murder mystery that is based on the legendary 1985 Paramount film that was inspired by the beloved Hasbro board game. The story opens in an isolated home with six mysterious guests gathering for an odd dinner party where blackmail and murder are on the menu.

The six guests include, Mrs. Peacock, played by Elise Miller (senior), Mrs. Scarlet, played by Izzy Brashear (senior), Mrs. White, played by Olivia Still (freshman), Professor Plum, played by Ryan Stewart (junior), Mr. Green, played by Nate Campbell (senior), and Colonel Mustard, played by Noah Heinz (freshman).

Main Cast of Clue

The six guests entertained the audience while not only being funny, but also keeping the audience on the edge of their seats with suspenseful plot twists. Even though many of the audience members have seen the Clue film before, the cast entertained the audience with their fresh and lively performances injecting a delightful energy into familiar scenes.

The main character, the butler, Wadsworth, was played by Kenny Whitten (senior).

Whitten says he wasn’t sure how well he would do, but after a lot of rehearsal, he believes his work with Wadsworth is very good.

Numerous attendees at the show remarked on Whitten’s versatility as an actor, citing his performances as Damian in the Mean Girls musical last year and Wadsworth, the play’s protagonist this year.

Many people note that one of the best scenes in the play is the ending, where Wadsworth dies and the audience is about to figure out who is the murderer.

The guests, in the study, with blackmail.

Lilah Reasor (junior), who played the Singing Telegram Girl, and Ryan Sobecks (sophomore), who played the Motorist, noted that Wadsworth’s death scene and the ending was their favorite because of the audience’s enjoyment and participation.

While sitting in the audience, I noticed the many laughs of the audience. The audience tended to enjoy Wadsworth’s death scene and the scene where the cops arrive and the cast pretends to be drunk to hide the dead bodies.

Not only was the acting very entertaining and well put together, but the set and design of the show was excellent.

The set, with the marble steps, the wood walls, the grand chandelier, and the many doors helped to portray the story of Clue. Tech, not only did they do an amazing job with setting up the set, they also did a great job at setting up the different scenes and using the lights to tell a story.

The director of plays and musicals at BBHHS, Ben Lesh, says he is worn out from the effort this show required. After almost two months of daily rehearsals leading up to the performance, he is pleased with the play’s outcome.

BBHHS performs one play and one musical every year for the school and the community. One of the reasons that the school can perform twice a year is because of the audience.

Professor Plum, Wadsworth, and Mr. Green

Gabby Caputo (junior), the Cook, noted that people coming to the plays and musicals at the High school is how the club can keep the program going. She says, “The rights to these shows cost money, so it’s important for people to come, not only to enjoy the show, but to also support the program in general.”

Not only is it important to attend the performances at the high school to help the program continue to put on great shows, it’s also important that there is an audience to enjoy them. A key part of supporting the Drama Club is being there to watch the productions. Without the audience, the Drama Club would not be able to perform all the productions that they do.

Whitten states, “It’s important for people to come to see the musicals and plays because everyone should be supporting each other. We always go to the football games and people even go to the band concerts, so it’s more of an even exchange. We come to see you, you come to see us. And who wouldn’t want to sit down and see a fun, entertaining show?”

Overall, the plays and musicals at BBHHS are always fun to watch and a great place for entertainment. These students and teachers spend a lot of time putting these shows together and everyone should come to watch a great show.

 

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Nicola Yaussy, Staff Editor
Nicola Yaussy is a junior in her second year writing for HyBreeze. In addition to Hybreeze, Nicola is involved in Chamber Choir, MIM, Drama Club, Tri-M, Film Club, Model UN, and HUDDLE. Nicola is excited to continue to write for the HyBreeze.

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