Brandon Jepson as Mr. Boddy/Cop/Motorist
Brandon is delighted to make his debut at the Phoenix Theatre! He has been seen on such Seattle stages as Open Circle (Madness Out of Time: The Case of Charles Dexter Ward), West of Lenin (The Call of Cthulhu), Union Garage/Theatre Babylon (Jesus Christ Superstar), Theater Schmeater (Money & Run), the Give-Inn, and 14/48. He has performed at Jet City Improv in its flagship short-form improv show over 600 times, as well as in shows such as The Startup, Twisted Flicks and The Irish Wake. At JCI he also created/directed such shows as The Monster Hunters, World’s Fair (with Randy Miller) and, coincidentally, Clues (a long-form improvised murder mystery inspired by a certain board game). He loves cryptozoology, the Muppets, and collecting DVDs with special features. Much love to Shannon, Jasper and Gilda.
Julia Mounce as Yvette
Julia is absolutely thrilled to be in Clue! This is her first production with the Phoenix Theatre. She got her theatre degree from Seattle Pacific University and has most recently appeared in the virtual shows How To Survive A Shakespeare Play and A Virtual Christmas Carol with AlphaNYC and Original Intent with Seattle Public Theatre. Most of her work is on camera these days, so she’s quite happy to return to her roots on the live stage. A special thanks to her family and the entire cast and crew for their huge amounts of love and support. When she’s not acting, she’s teaching elementary school, dressing like it’s 1992, or engaging in her three favorite pastimes: food, walks, and other people. It’s a dog’s life for ol’ Julia Mounce.
Andrew Vose as Colonel Mustard
Andrew is excited to make his Phoenix Theater debut. Hailing from San Francisco, he is an avid lover of theater, film, and science fiction. While attending UW for Construction Management he was cast in MFA productions as First Hunter (Fucking A), Scoop Rosenbaum (The Heidi Chronicles), and Creon (Harry Partch’s Oedipus). Other roles include Bottom (Midsummer), Pantalone/ The Green Bird (The Green Bird), Achilles (Iphigenia At Aulis), Dr. Relling/ Lovborg (The Women Of Ibsen), and John (Baby With The Bathwater). In his spare time Andrew enjoys reading fiction, watching great or cheesey movies, cycling, tap, and cooking.
Melanie Calderwood as Mrs. Peacock
Welcome back! Melanie has been doing theater for about 300 years, or maybe it just seems that way, and Hollywood has yet to call. She did get a part in Z Nation but the part was cut before rehearsals began. When not on the stage she is a nurse, or tries to act like one, at Evergreen Health Care. She lives with an extended family consisting of 3 Pygmy goats, 3 dogs and 2 cats. All of them are more talented than Melanie. Smucket, the goat is a published author and Sadie the dog is an actress. The rest are really cute. Although they are glad that she has a hobby, after seeing her sing and dance to Dua Lipa, they strongly suggest that she stay away from musical theater. They send their love to their favorite lunch partner, Aunt Susan Connors, who can actually sing and dance.
Talena Viydo as Miss Scarlet
Talena is thrilled to be making her debut on the Phoneix stage, as well as her post-Covid (knock on wood) premiere on ANY stage! Working with this team has been such a blast that Talena still doesn't know who the killer is. Certainly not Miss Scarlet! Some of her favorite past roles include Proof (Catherine), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Evil Dead: The Musical (Linda), Waiting for Godot (Estragon), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Jenny/ Marge Simpson), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice). Love to her husband, Reed.Talena is thrilled to be making her debut on the Phoneix stage, as well as her post-Covid (knock on wood) premiere on ANY stage! Working with this team has been such a blast that Talena still doesn't know who the killer is. Certainly not Miss Scarlet! Some of her favorite past roles include Proof (Catherine), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Evil Dead: The Musical (Linda), Waiting for Godot (Estragon), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Jenny/ Marge Simpson), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice). Love to her husband, Reed.Talena is thrilled to be making her debut on the Phoneix stage, as well as her post-Covid (knock on wood) premiere on ANY stage! Working with this team has been such a blast that Talena still doesn't know who the killer is. Certainly not Miss Scarlet! Some of her favorite past roles include Proof (Catherine), The Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Evil Dead: The Musical (Linda), Waiting for Godot (Estragon), Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play (Jenny/ Marge Simpson), Jesus Christ Superstar (Pontius Pilate), and Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice). Love to her husband, Reed.
Mark Abel as Unexpected Cop
Mark is excited to be back at the Phoenix Theatre in Clue: on Stage! He has also been seen here for two years playing two different characters in Inspecting Carol. Mark has been acting in the Puget Sound area for over 30 years now! He is retired and enjoys his time with his doggie Prince!
James Lynch as Professor Plum
James is thrilled to be back at the Phoenix, with such a fun show and an amazing cast. Previous Phoenix Theatre credits include Mama Won't Fly by Jones, Hope, and Wooten, Inspecting Carol by Daniel Sullivan, The Miser and Women in Jeopardy by Wendy McLeod. When he isn't on stage or at work, James enjoys reading far more comic books than his wife approves of.
Jag as Mr. Green
Jag has been acting for decades and is delighted to be returning to The Phoenix for a second season. Last season he could be seen in “37 Postcards” and “Skin Flick”. He has also performed locally in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (as Clarence) and “Accomplice” (as Derek) at Renton Civic Theatre; in “12 Angry Jurors” (as #4) at SecondStory Rep all since returning from the pandemic and in “Asylum in Georgia” at West of Lenin pre-pandemic. Jag sends “Millions of thanks to Melanie for creating the space for us to play and to Eric for inviting me to play in this spectacular show.” Also huge thanks to YOU, the audience, for giving us a reason to do this.
Shaylyn Reed as Cook/Singing Telegram Girl
Shaylyn grew up seeing live theater. With her mother in pit orchestra and her father either onstage or behind the scenes, she would occasionally get a chance to tread the boards while growing up. After a long time away, she was once again bitten by the acting bug in 2020 and has found as many opportunities as possible to be on stage again. She would like to thank everyone for their support, patience and love!
Renée Gilbert as Mrs. White
Renée’s all time favorite movie is Clue. And her all time favorite actor is Madeline Kahn. So you can imagine how thrilled she was to be cast in the role of Mrs. White. You are watching a dream role come true and witnessing a life goal being accomplished. That right there should be worth the price of admission. But seriously folks, this show has been an amazing experience and so much fun! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
Eric Lewis, Director
Eric Lewis has been directing for nigh upon 40 + years. It has been his great delight to be associated with the Phoenix Theatre for the last decade, where he has directed Fuddy Meers, Kimberly Akimbo, Bright Idea’s, The Golden State, The Miser, The Last Romance, The Underpants, and Beyond Therapy, among many others. But he is proudest of his gaming 16-year-old daughter, Olivia. He would like to thank his wife Vicki for her encouragement and understanding. And Melanie Calderwood for once again giving him the opportunity to pursue his passion and craft.
Mary Leedy, Props Artisan
When not on stage or procuring perfect props, Mary can be found nerding out about the fascinating world of Quality Assurance at Zymergen Inc. or on the hunt for goofy food and animal earrings to add to her outrageous and extensive collection.
Mary has previously appeared in the Seattle region as Sylvia in Sylvia and Haversham in the Butler Did It (Renton Civic Theater) as well as Sarah in Living Together (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts).
Ian Wight, Stage Manager
Ian was Wayne Wellacre in Inspecting Carol, his most recent speaking role at the Phoenix Theatre. Excepting Skin Flick, Inspecting Carol, and The Miser, Ian has stage managed Phoenix Theatre’s main stage plays since Ripcord in the spring of 2019, and he stage managed Blithe Spirit in 2014. Ian was seen briefly holding signs and as Elvis Presley in Mama Won’t Fly, Phoenix’s last production, and he played five roles in Phoenix’s summer 2019 production of short plays. With the Olympic Ballet Theatre Company, Ian performed as Drosselmeyer and Mother Ginger in The Nutcracker and as a juggling stilt walker in a production of Petrushka. During Ian’s extended tenure as an Edmonds Community College theatre student, he directed of a student production of Molière’s The Miser and was seen as the Stage Manager in Our Town, George Deever in All My Sons, George Spelvin in The Actor’s Nightmare, The Red Queen in the Andre Gregory version of Alice in Wonderland, and Doctor Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, among other roles.
Craig Marshall,Technical Director
Craig spent several years as a chef before becoming a stay-home dad. It is wholly due to his sons’ interest in music and theatre that he came to appreciate and get involved behind the scenes. When not in the theatre, Craig enjoys travelling abroad, going to baseball games, trying new foods, and spending time with his family and trio of black cats. Fun fact: For a stint in the early 90’s Craig worked in a travelling carnival.
Robert Quick, Assistant Stage Manager
Robert is honored and thrilled to be stage Managing his second show for the Phoenix Theatre!
And what a great show it is. When he is not stage managing you may have seen him as an actor at Driftwood where he appeared in Its a wonderful Life, a live radio show last fall as well as other productions. He would love to thank Eric lewis for this unique opportunity and extend admiration to such a wonderful cast and crew.
Tracy Cahill/Managing Director
Orphaned by a plane crash in the Himalayas, Tracy was raised by tigers near the banks of the Ganges. When she was young, she dreamed of growing up to be a mermaid. All things considered she is happy with the way things have turned out.
Tracy graduated from Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in Theatre. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and bird watching. You may have seen her at the Phoenix recently as “the blubbering blonde giving the curtain speech" in the Wild Women of Winedale or as the gun-wielding home intruder Molly in Female of the Species. She lives for scary movie season.
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