By: Ilysa Soule  

To start off the fall season, the Laramie High School Theatre Guild is presenting “Clue the Musical” from November 11 to November 13. 

There will be four showings of the musical: Thursday at 7:00 p.m., Friday at 7:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m., and Saturday at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets for students and children will cost six dollars, and adult tickets will cost eight dollars.  

The play itself follows the storyline much like the classic board game Clue, where players pick cards and guess who the murderer is at the end of the game. 

“The storyline of the play is there is this guy, his name is Mr. Body. Mr. Body owns this mansion, and he invites us all over to his house and we learn that he dies, and we are all suspects in his murder,” sophomore Declan O’Connor said.  

The musical is interactive between the actors and actresses of the play and the audience itself.  

“There are three people. We pick them before the show, and the audience comes up and picks the cards. We keep that sealed until the end and then we know the cast and every night our show can have 216 different outcomes,” O’Connor said.  

The outcome can change every night: the murderer, the room, and the weapon can change all based on what the audience chooses.  

Students must memorize their lines, the different choreography, and the music that they are given.  

“We have weapons in our hands. There is a wrench, a candlestick, a pipe, a knife, a revolver, and rope, and each person learns the dance with the weapon in their hand,” O’Connor said.  

Students work hard during the day, but as the show gets closer, they are required to go to night rehearsals which can vary from two to three hours each night. 

“Night rehearsals help the cast by getting us prepared and ready for the upcoming show, and they also help you as a student because it can teach you how to budget your time better and get your work done before rehearsals start,” O’Connor said.  

There are two different casts to give everyone the chance of a lead role because in the past, not everybody has gotten the opportunity to play a lead role during the show.  

Each cast will perform at two of the four showings. 

Mike Hancey, the LHS theatre teacher, also comes up with the ideas of the set designs, but he has the students build, paint, and bring the sets to life.  

“We have one backdrop, but we also have three set pieces, so three separate wooden platforms with two rooms in each. Mike Hancey comes up with the design of the set and comes up with it at the beginning of the show,” O’Connor said.   

All of the students work hard to build the set, learn their lines, learn the choreography that is given to them, and go to rehearsal every day during class and at night, in order to put on a good performance for the community.