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Cast and Crew Announced for Clue

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce the cast and crew for the final production of our 91st season, the comedy whodunit - Clue.

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 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!

Following her appointment as director, Claran LaViolette has been working with her producer, Luan Leonardelli to assemble a crew for this iconic show, and with auditions being completed recently the cast has been finalized. And so, without further delay we proudly present our cast and crew.

Cast

Wadsworth - Tim Brey
Yvette - Heather Love
Miss Scarlet - Corrie Skubal
Mrs. Peacock - Kathy Kowalski
Mrs. White - Darcy Gravelle
Colonel Mustard - Patrick Schamburek
Professor Plum - Paul Hacker
Mr. Green - Warren Schmidt

Mr. Boddy - Bruce Bitter
The Motorist - Jim Liddle
The Cook - Ellen Peronto
Unexpected Cop - Roger Bennin
Singing Telegram Girl - Mary Hamachek
Chief of Police - Justin Nickels

    Police Officers - Tom Bartelme, Pete Van Laarhoven, Dean Sleger.
    Body Doubles - Roger Bennin, Mary Hamacheck

Crew

Producer - Luan Leonardelli
Director - Claran LaViolette
Stage Manager - Wendy VanLaarhoven
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Warren Schmidt
Set Decorator - Luan Leonardelli
Props Master - Roger Bennin

Costume Design - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Taylor Rahne
Hair Design - Jaime Holly
Props - Roger Bennin
Lighting Design - Warren Schmidt
Sound Effects - Jay Gravelle
Sound Technician - Jordan Danielson

    Crew members include - Tom Bartelme, Pete Van Laarhoven, Dean Sleger, Roz Vossen, Ann Wolf, Dani Frahm, Susan Quinn-Mrotek, Emily Schmidt, Tim Brey, and Bob Peronto.

You can purchase tickets to see this show or get more information by clicking the appropriate link below.

Time to Get Your Tickets

Now that the worst of the pandemic is in the rear view mirror it's time for us to get back to doing what we do best -- putting on shows.  Restrictions on gathering are gone or severely reduced and we are all getting back to doing the things we really enjoy.

The Masquers is no different, we are announcing a new season that will hopefully make up for the disappointments of the last 18-months.  You can read all about the shows in the article below and find even more information on each show page.

With a new season comes a new pre-season ticket campaign.  As in years past we solicit new Sponsors and Season Ticket holders who are very important to our commitment to bringing quality community theater to our lakeshore audiences.

Sponsors are the first to receive tickets to all of our performances and also provide additional monetary donations which are so important to our continued success.

Season Ticket holders are the next group to receive tickets to all shows in our season and receive a discounted price for their tickets.

Now that we have completed our pre-season ticket campaign, tickets are on sale for all shows.  You can purchase tickets online or in person at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office.

You can learn more about our season by requesting a brochure.

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Announcing Our 91st Season

The Masquers has been around since the first Community Chest fundraising event in 1931 when a few friends got together to put on a show.  What set them apart from other performers that night is that they kept putting on shows every year since.

The Masquers seasons consisted of two to four shows every year making them one of the oldest continuously operating community theater groups in the state.  "The show must go on" seemed to be the motto for the group as they continued to present a slate of shows each season; even during WW II.

The last few seasons we found ourselves in the middle of a pandemic which shortened our 89th season and caused us to rethink our 90th season. Not willing to give up without a fight, the Masquers resolved to "put on a show" even if it meant doing so on our own front lawn! And so, we continued our tradition and presented two shows last season even though we were forced to find alternative venues for each show.

Now that we are back to the Capitol Civic Centre on "The Masquers Stage" we are proud to present our 91st Anniversary Season.

All Together Now!Our first selection of the year is All Together Now! by Music Theater International.

In an effort to reinvigorate local community theatre Music Theater International has put together a collection of unforgettable songs from their extensive collection of musicals.  The goal of this project is to have theatre groups around the world performing this musical revue on one weekend in November.  The Masquers along with Treehouse Theater have joined this effort and we're proud to showcase our local talent in the first show of our 91st season.

This show will be presented November 12, 13, & 14, 2021.  We hope everyone will join us for a night of music and enjoyment.

Boeing, BoeingOur second show this season will be the wildly funny farce Boeing, Boeing.

Originally written in the 1960s by French author Marc Camoletti, this show was translated to English by Beverley Cross, and Francis Evans and also made famous by the movie of the same name in 1965.

The play features bachelor Bernard, who has a flat in Paris and three stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard's life gets bumpy, though, when his friend Robert comes to stay, and his master plan begins to fall apart. Soon, all three stewardesses are in Paris simultaneously and catastrophe looms.

Boeing, Boeing will be performed March 10-12 at the Capital Civic Centre.

Clue The final show of the year was originally scheduled in our 90th season and rescheduled to this year.

Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery that is the perfect way to end our 91st season. You know the characters - Wadsworth (the butler), Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard - now you can enjoy the fun live on stage.

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!