It’s a dark and stormy night at Boddy Manor and you’ve been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons.
The host is, well … dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Or are the Butler Wadsworth or Yvette the Maid, the killer? “Clue: Onstage” is based on the cult-classic 1985 film written by Sandy Rustin, based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn which is also inspired by the Parker Brothers board game, “Clue.”
The Hans Christian Andersen Theater (HCAT) started decades ago as a way to introduce children to theater. The theater group has now, for the second time, taken on the task of giving those grown children another opportunity to perform on stage.
HCAT, along with the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center, will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” this weekend. The cast and crew are comprised of those 16 years old and older, with many of the actors coming from outside the Greenville area.
For the first time since 2018, students from Greenville Middle School return to the stage of the Greenville Performing Arts Center as they present “Alice in Wonderland” on Friday and Saturday.
Based on the story by Lewis Carroll, adapted by Anne Coulter Martens, as the curtain rises, Alice slides into view at the end of her long fall down the rabbit hole. It is a more delightful place for the audience than for Alice, who is trying desperately to get back home. She tries to get help from the Mad Hatter, the Rabbit, and the very nice Cheshire Cat. Alice meets more of the odd and strange characters in Wonderland, ruled by the mad Queen of Hearts.
Transforming the Greenville Area Recreation and Community Center Stage into a swamp and having a band of fairytale characters banished to that swamp is an interesting idea in itself. But then introducing an ugly ogre, a beautiful princess and a bad guy named Lord Farquaad, and you’ve got all the makings for a humorous, fun and energetic musical called “Shrek Jr.”
Greenville High School’s Yellow Jacket Theatre brings Orson Welles infamous 1938 radio show “The War of the Worlds” to audiences this weekend. This production celebrates 10 years of Yellow Jacket Theatre producing live radio drama onstage.