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!
Directed by Kathy Herrin
“Clue: On Stage (High School Edition)”
Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn.
Written by Sandy Rustin.
Additional Material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price.
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture
Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE,
Original Music by Michael Holland
Setting: Just before dinner on a dark and stormy night not too far from Washington, DC in 1954.
Boddy Manor – a mansion of epic proportions and terrifying secrets.
In Order of Appearance
Colonel Mustard……Jeffrey Orman
Mrs. White…….. Jennifer Bowers
Mrs. Peacock……….Kathy Splitgerber
Mr. Green…………Troy Stoudt
Professor Plum………..Patrick Mulready
Miss Scarlet………..Lydia Leggett
Mr. Boddy……….Ray Linebaugh
Unexpected Cop…………Gage Dennis
Singing Telegram Girl……….Tarasita Blair
Officers……….Jamie Pryor, Savannah Cobler
Assistant Director/Producer – Jennifer Bowers
Stage Manager – Haley Atkinson
Walter Kosik, Savannah Cobler, Dennis Rowe, Jamie Pryor, Gage Dennis, Bree Froese, Marcus Zweig, Scott Zweig
Sound – Scott Frantz
Lights – Kreghan Eubank
Actor Cues – Jane Ann Carver
Ray Linebaugh, Marcus Zweig, Scott Zweig , Jennifer Bowers, Aaron Leggett, Lydia Leggett, Heather Cobler, Savannah Cobler, Amanda Ison, Jamie Pryor, Kathy Splitgerber, Walter Kosik, Milo Cres
Jennifer Bowers, Ray Linebaugh
Pat Wiles, Lynn Hart, Joanne Suther, Lori Anne Dickerman, Cheryl Pennington, Jeanie Truitt, Virginia Motet
Props – Cast and Crew
Publicity – FACT Board of Directors, Cast, Crew
Program – Jennifer Bowers
Meet the Set Artists
Pat Wiles is a professional artist who loves theatre! See her work at the Blue Spruce Gallery in Florence or the Artists’ Gallery in Cañon City. She loves to paint large, and created the mural across from Pizza Madness and also Cat Ballou at the FCA.
Lynn Hart is a local artist living in Florence and paints with the Plein Aire Colours group.
Joanne Suther is a former art teacher and a local artist now living in Cañon City. She also paints with the Plein Aire Colours group.
Lori Anne Dickerman was a technical illustrator and founded and managed the Plein Aire Colours group. Her work can be found at the Blue Spruce art gallery (next door!) and in many local exhibits.
Cheryl Pennington is an award-winning watercolorist and mixed media artist with artwork at the Blue Spruce and Artists’ Gallery. Check her out next door!
Jeanie Truitt enjoys drawing and has always hated an ugly bland stage; add a few potent colors and she’s happy again. When she was out painting one day at the fair, a man came up to her and said, “You know, I like what you are painting, but you’re going to have to die to be famous.” Good thing she was painting such a great gelato store and indulged in chocolate-chocolate gelato… Yum!
Virginia Motet is a new resident of Cañon City and loves that the town is so full of art.
Thank you, Artists, for our
– Cast and Crew
Meet the Cast
Jamie Pryor (Newscaster)
Jamie is making her acting debut with the Historic Rialto Theater, however she is not a stranger
to the stage. Growing up, Jamie performed in many piano recitals, was the accompanist for her
school’s choir, played second clarinet in the concert band and was a spirit leader for
Centennial High School. She performed in a few summer musicals through Pueblo School
District 60 as a child. Jamie graduated from Colorado State University – Pueblo with her BSBA
in Economics, but she always dreamed of pursuing a career in the performing arts. Jamie
would like to thank her husband, Jamie (yes – that’s right, Jamie) and their son Devin for their
support during the long nights of rehearsals and shows. She would also like to thank her many
family members, friends and co-workers for their encouragement as she takes on this new
Heather Cobler (Yvette the Maid)
This is Heather’s first performance as an actor. She has always had a love of acting, singing,
and general silliness. When everyone was sent home for Covid, and her career path led to a
work-from-home position, she needed a way to get out of the house and experience the world
and its people. What better way to accomplish this, than pretending to be someone you are
not?! She has always believed in the words of Robin Williams: “You’re only given one little spark
of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Thank you to the entire cast for the friendships, and thank
you to my entire family for putting up with my disappearing acts these last several months!
Corey Herman (Wadsworth)
Corey has delighted audiences for many years with his talent, quick wit and antics! He has
been in multiple productions, including “Count Dracula,” “Exit Laughing,” “Grease,” “The Secret
Garden,” “Boy Wanted,” “Steel Magnolias,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Comedy of Errors,”
“Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas” and “Haunted Java.” He is a valued member of the
team at High Country Bank in Cañon City and Corey enjoys spending time with family. He is
pleased to be able to be in this show with his nephew, Gage (Unexpected Cop). He would like
to dedicate this performance to Jennifer Bowers, as this will be their 4th and final show
together. We can’t wait to see where Corey’s acting prowess takes him next!
Amanda Ison (Cook)
Amanda is thrilled and thankful to be involved here with community theatre. Amanda grew up
mostly in Orlando, FL, moving to Colorado at the age of twenty-three. Cañon City has happily
been her home for the past twelve years. She is a believer in Yahweh, and so grateful for the
grace and mercy found in Yashua and the gospel message, to “repent for the kingdom of
heaven is near.” In high school and college, Amanda enjoyed a variety of theatre classes and
church plays. Amanda is a wife of almost 15 years and a mother of 5 children. Her children
range in ages 12 to 2, and she home schools them, too! She most recently played the role of
“Florence Unger” in The Female Version of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. She appreciates
performing and engaging with these amazing people and hopes this show will be greatly
enjoyed by all.
Jeffrey Orman (Colonel Mustard)
Says Jeffrey Orman, “Ever since I saw ‘Our Town’, plus learning about the history of the Rialto
Theater, I knew I wanted to play here and I am grateful for the chance.” This is his first performance
with the Rialto Theater group, but he is no stranger to the stage, having appeared in Christmas
musicals with Musical Community Productions in Pueblo for the last six years. When not
performing, he is a contract employee with the United States Air Force Academy where he works
with FalconVision, announcing water polo, baseball and lacrosse. He also assists with the statistics
crew during the football season. An “Army brat,” Jeffrey was born in Miami, FL and spent his early
years growing up on Army posts in New York, New Jersey and Maryland. He attended high school in
Brazil and a junior military college in Missouri. Jeffrey enjoys swimming, traveling and attending
Jennifer Bowers (Mrs. White)
Jennifer moved to Cañon City 5 years ago with her husband and 4 dogs. She enjoys singing,
dancing, painting, camping, cooking, reading and of course THEATRE! Her theatre journey started
in her home state of Pennsylvania with roles in Peter Pan, Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof,
Grease, Anything Goes, You Can’t Take It With You, Arsenic and Old Lace, Our Town, and even
directed her high school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors when she was 18. Here in Fremont
County, you may have seen her in shows such as Shrek The Musical, Murder at the Mardi Gras Ball,
‘Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas, Savannah Sipping Society, Haunted Java, Count Dracula
and Kitchen Witches. Last summer, she directed Our Town at the Rialto Theater, where she has
also been on the Board of Directors for the past several years. She works at Harrison K-8 School,
where she is also the director for the school’s drama club, and has directed Annie Jr, The Fearsome
Pirate Frank, Alice @ Wonderland, and Princess Whatsername. As you can see, her life revolves
around her love of theatre. This show will be her final performances in Fremont County, as she and
her husband are moving to Virginia in June to be closer to family and watch her new nephew
Rowan, and another nephew on the way in November, grow up.
She would like to say “Thank you!” to the cast and crew, and everyone who has been involved in
CLUE! “It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with all of these talented members of our
community. I will miss each and every one of you, and everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting
during my time here in Fremont County.”
Kathy Splitgerber (Mrs. Peacock)
The Rialto is once again delighted to welcome back Kathy Splitgerber to our stage. Some of her
past roles have included “Exit Laughing” (Leona), “Little Women” (Marmee), “A Bad Year for
Tomatoes (Cora)”, “Love Feeds the Hungry Soul” (Emma Tater), “The Odd Couple – Female Version”
(Mickey) and her favorite character, Lenya, in “Fools.” Besides making people laugh, Kathy enjoys
playing with the grandkids and golfing – she got her first hole-in-one this year! Kathy is originally
from Illinois and she retired from the phone company. “Shout out to Roger who lets me escape to
be someone else for a while. I LOVE working with Kathy Herrin who teaches us all to be in
character. Love you and thanks for this opportunity.”
Troy Stoudt (Mr. Green)
This is Troy’s first venture on the Rialto Stage and he is a natural! Audience members at the
Cañon City 150th Celebration event may recognize him from his portrayal of an escaped state
inmate. Actually, in real life, Troy is a Colorado Department of Corrections Officer. He is retired
from the United States Air Force and he served on Air Force One. Troy is an active member of his
church and he serves on the Deacons Board. He would like to thank the love of his live, Denise, for
her support and encouragement.
Patrick Mulready (Professor Plum)
Patrick attended Arizona State University and the University of Colorado at Denver. He has
participated in numerous productions since being introduced to the stage in his first show, “The
Whistler.” Since then, audiences have delighted to his portrayals as Count Yousekovitch in “Fools,”
Russell Sprouts in “Love Feeds the Hungry Soul,” Jesus (Hay-zoos) Costazuela in “The Odd Couple –
Female Version” and as a silent film star in the recent celebration of Cañon City’s 150th birthday.
Patrick enjoys science fiction (both reading and writing), travel, cooking and ALL things James
Bond. Ask him about rubbing elbows with “the stars” on a recent Dr. Who cruise. We are so happy
to have Patrick back on stage and sharing his talent with us at the Rialto!
Lydia Leggett (Miss Scarlet)
Lydia Leggett (Miss Scarlet) was once shy. At a young age, she discovered a love for storytelling
through theatre by taking youth classes in improv, reader’s theatre, musical theatre, and drama.
She has since appeared in Camelot, The Crucible (Elizabeth Proctor), and Spoon River Anthology;
locally in The Sound of Music (Maria), Mousetrap (Mollie), Dracula (Mina), and Our Town (Mrs.
Gibbs, Rialto 2021); and in Pueblo — It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical (Mary Bailey, Musical
Community Productions [MCP] 2016 and 2019), and Scrooge: The Musical (Belle, MCP 2018).
Good and evil, life and death, difficulties and joys, thought-provoking and silly — the stage can tell
all kinds of stories! May it lead us all to consider the Ultimate Story told by the Ultimate Storyteller.
A heartfelt thanks to Aaron for his constant support! And love to this wonderful cast!
Ray Linebaugh (Mr. Boddy)
Writer and director of “The Whistler,” Ray has also written, directed and played Mr. Crowe in “The
Witness and the Judge.” When Fremont Civic Theatre (FTC) produced “Annie”, Ray had four
different parts! More recently, he was Slovic the Butcher in “Fools” and Dick Tater in “Love Feeds
the Hungry Soul.” He fell in love with drama in the 1970s. He attended a junior college in St. Louis,
MO, majoring in drama and public speaking. Ray and his wife, Kaye, founded the outreach
ministry, Harvest Connections and they are the primary producers of the program’s theatre
branch, Harvest Players – On a Role Productions. Ray and Kaye also produce the annual “God and
Country” event in Fremont County. As a Board Member of FCT and the Rialto Theater, Ray is
thankful for these opportunities to bring live theatre to our community year after year. Ray wrote
and coordinated the glimpse into history show during Cañon City’s Sesquicentennial. We sincerely
appreciate all his hard work building our complicated set! He would like to thank Kathy Herrin for
directing FOOL’S and CLUE!
Jessica Bensing (Motorist)
Jessica is a high school student who is pleased to share her talent in the performing arts. She has
taken an Introduction to Theater class and has been in the play “Little Red and the Hood,” and she
was on the stage crew for “Aladdin.” Jessica is also an accomplished musician and she recently
participated in the All Band Concert. Her dedication to attending rehearsals in addition to her
studies and home life has been greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing Jessie in more
Rialto Theater productions!
Gage Dennis (Unexpected Cop)
Gage is excited to be part of this Rialto Theater production. He is no stranger to the stage, as he
previously appeared in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”, “The Fearsome Pirate Frank” and “Princess
Whatsername.” He is always ready to jump in and help however he can. It has been especially
fun having him be in the same show as his uncle, Corey Herman (Wadsworth). His talent and
enthusiasm have been greatly appreciated. We can’t wait to see what his next adventure will be!
Tarasita Blair (Singing Telegram Girl)
Tarasita Blair is making her Rialto debut in CLUE! Tarasita is a real-life hospice social worker and
full-time pastor’s wife. She married the man she prayed earnestly for several years ago and has
been living her dream ever since. Tarasita isn’t new to the stage but new to Colorado stages. She
has performed in community theatre in New Jersey, Philadelphia and also pursued her passions
through church plays and set designs. Tarasita often says she has a party in her head and loves
telling stories about her many farm animals. In her free time, she has a hobby ranch with dreams
of turning that into a petting zoo/therapy ranch where Yahweh’s peace is given the freedom for
healing and redemption. She is so thankful to her husband and family allowing her to pursue the
dream of being on stage again. And she thanks the CLUE! cast for making her return to the
theatre an amazing ride with a new family that has welcomed her openly.
Savannah Cobler (cop #2)
‘Vana Grace’ is a student at the Cañon City Middle School. She played the acrobat in the school’s
production of “Matilda Jr.” in 2020 and Veruca Salt in “Willy Wonka Jr.” (2021). She also played Rose
in “Kitchen Witches” for the Fremont Civic Theatre in 2022. This is her first performance at the
Historic Rialto Theater! She serves as the president of her school’s chapter of the National Junior
Honor Society and also serves in the student council. She loves after-school activities like
animator’s club, drama club, and the Stage Life group. Getting to know the cast of “Clue” has been
full of laughter and learning and she had enjoyed every minute of it!
Once again, we are so thrilled to have you join us for another production at the Historic Rialto Theater!
Last fall, I was asked to consider directing “CLUE.” While I had played the game before and had seen the film numerous times, I wasn’t familiar with the stage play. Little did I know how blessed I would be with such an amazing cast and equally awesome production crew! As you will see, the set is “a bit complex” and it was quite challenging to envision how to make it all work, much less all the other technical components. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our producer/co-director Jennifer Bowers and the outstanding leadership and construction skills of Ray Linebaugh and his crew, we think you will be pleasantly surprised as you join the characters’ escapades in Boddy Manor! I also appreciate the support of the FACT/Rialto Theater Board. I believe the Lord brings people together for His purpose and CLUE is no exception. We have great variety in our fabulous cast, from first-time actors to seasoned veterans, young thespians to those who are “young at heart.” And we have an exceptional community that embraces live theatre time and time again – THANK YOU! My goal has been, and will continue to be, to bring honor to the Lord God Almighty and to share His precious gift of joy!
Thank You, Miss Jennifer!!
The CLUE! cast and crew wish to extend our sincere appreciation to Jennifer Bowers for her vision to bring this show to the Rialto Stage! Mrs. Bowers has shared her passion for the performing arts with countless students, children and adults in Fremont County. In addition to being a full-time teacher at Harrison School in Cañon City, Mrs. Bowers has spent untold hours with numerous plays, children’s theatre programs and other events. Additionally she has served on the FACT/Historic Rialto Theater Board. Following the close of this show, Mrs. Bowers will be joining her husband as they relocate to be closer to family. While this is a loss for Fremont County, we know she will continue to shine brightly in other productions and that she will draw many, many others to the joy that is live theatre! Break a leg, Miss Jennifer, and know you will ever be a part of our hearts!