Meet the cast of CLUE, a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery based on the classic board game, at Matthews Playhouse April 14th - 23rd! Can you guess who did it? We know, but we'll never tell! Come out and enjoy a delightful evening of laughs, suspense, and intrigue! Suitable for audiences ages 13 and up. Get Tickets: https://www.matthewsplayhouse.com/clue
The cast of CLUE is listed in alphabetical order below. Headshot template design @ Shelby Annas.
Allen Andrews (Wadsworth) is an Actor as well as a Composer and Sound Designer for video games (he also plays them quite a bit). Local audiences might recognize Allen as Marley in A Christmas Carol this past holiday season at Theatre Charlotte. Other credits include Clyde in Bonnie and Clyde (2018) - New Bern Civic Theatre, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast (2018) - Rivertowne Players, Mickey in Blood Brothers (2018) - Rivertowne Players, Jack in The Importance of Being Earnest (2017) - Whirligig Stage Company and Roger in RENT (2015) - New Bern Civic Theatre. When he’s not on stage, Allen enjoys playing the saxophone, reading, exercising, and acting locally when he gets the chance. Other fun facts- he is a connoisseur of Christmas popcorn tins and claims he can recite James Cameron's Titanic (1997) word for word.
Mary Lynn Bain (Mrs. White) is a Drama Teacher at Old Courthouse Theatre.
When she is not adapting scripts and teaching, Mary says she enjoys true crime shows, books with unhinged female leads, reading, painting, and working out. Previous credits include Morticia Addams in "Addams Family" at Old Courthouse Theatre, Anne Sullivan in "Miracle Worker" at Old Courthouse Theatre, Charwoman in "A Christmas Carol" at Theatre Charlotte and Eloise Bridgerton in "The Bridgerton Experience" at Cape Fear Regional Theater.
Paula Baldwin (Mrs. Peacock), an award-winning actor, director and theatre educator, is no stranger to Charlotte audiences having appeared in numerous productions with Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, CPCC Summer Theatre, Three Bone Theatre, Theatre Charlotte, CAST, and Matthews Playhouse. Some of her most memorable roles include Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Barbara in August: Osage County, Annie in Foxfire, Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, Big Edie in Grey Gardens, multiple roles in Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2, and the Dresser in the world premiere of Protective Custody, Prisoner 34042. When Paula is not on stage, she frequently directs in the Charlotte area. She recently directed Sister Act and was a co-director for Scrooge, the Musical here at Matthews Playhouse. Paula holds an MFA in Acting/Directing from UNC-Greensboro and a BA in Theatre Arts from Catawba College where she was inducted into the Blue Masque Hall of Fame in 2019.
Jeremy Cartee (Colonel Mustard) is thrilled to return to Matthews Playhouse! Local audiences may recognize Jeremy from his roles in 'Pinocchio' (Geppetto) and 'It's a Wonderful Life' (Uncle Billy), both at Matthews Playhouse. He also performed as Geoffrey in 'A Weekend in the Country’, an original Matthews Playhouse Murder Mystery written and directed by June Bayless. Other acting credits include 'You Can't Take it With You" (CPCC), Penny Pennyworth (Paperhouse Theatre) and Shadow Box (The Farm). Originally from Anderson SC, Jeremy is a Mobile App Developer at Ally Bank and says his two loves in life are computers and the stage. When he is not on stage, Jeremy enjoys 3D Printing, Lego, Building LED art and spending quality time with his two teenage children who share his love of theatre.
Kathleen Cole (Cook, Singing Telegram Girl, Auxiliary Scarlet, Backup Cop) is thrilled to death (pun intended) to be in the cast of Clue! She was last seen on stage 8 years ago as Grandma Addams in The Addams Family musical at David W. Butler high school. Kathleen was also actively involved in the North Carolina Theatre Conference and had award-winning performances in shows such as The Message, Chicken.Road., and The Cop and The Anthem.
Her interests include makeup, puzzles, being punny, shopping, and sometimes trying to learn to play her trumpet again. She is SO EXCITED to be back on the stage and hopes you enjoy the show!! Here are a couple of frightful puns Kathleen wrote, enjoy!
Why did the car commit murder? It had an auto-MOTIVE.
I bought a murder mystery jigsaw. I’m still trying to piece it together.
Vanessa Davis (Miss Scarlet) is a familiar face on the Charlotte Theatre scene. Previous credits include A Catered Affair (Aggie Hurley) at Rock Hill Theatre, Titanic (Eleanor Widener) with QC Concerts, Addams Family the Musical (Morticia) with Lancaster Community Playhouse, Odd Couple (Gwendolyn Pigeon) at Theater Charlotte, Deathtrap (Myra Bruhl) with Old Courthouse Theater and of course, Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch of the West) at Matthews Playhouse. Vanessa is a proud mom to sons Jackson and Harrison and is excited to be attending the coronation of King Charles III in London next month! When she is not performing or caring for her sons, Vanessa enjoys traveling (especially boating with her husband off the coast of Charleston), photography, reading thriller novels and historical fiction and hanging with Prissy, her beloved cat.
Johnny Hohenstein (Professor Plum) is thrilled to be making his Matthews Playhouse debut! Local audiences may recognize Johnny from Book of Will (Abbey Players), Penny Penniworth (Paper House) and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CPCC) along with other productions in the Charlotte Theatre community. When he is not performing, Johnny works as a graphic designer who taught himself how to watercolor and crochet during the COVID shutdown. He also enjoys traveling with friends and family and has confessed to the fact he has "never completed a full game of CLUE before". Instagram @JohnnyHoh
Simon Ohlhaut (Mr. Boddy) is thrilled to be working with Jill Bloede once again after appearing in multiple productions with The Abbey Players at Belmont Abbey College including Twelve Angry Jurors, Fahrenheit 451, The Women of Troy, Dr. Rocket’s Last Night on Earth, The 24-Hour Theatre Project (playwright and actor) and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Simon, who is legally deaf, is a Meat Packer/Processor at The South African Food Shop and an entrepreneur in the self-publishing business. When he is not performing, Simon enjoys reading and writing, playing ultimate frisbee, disc golf, and using his gifts to memorize and perform random comedy bits and heckling monkeys at the zoo (that one was a joke).
Andrew Pippin (Mr. Green) holds a Master's degree in computer science and is a Software Engineer at WorkWave. Previous acting credits include Garry/Roger in "Noises Off" at Davidson Community Players, Laertes in "Hamlet" at Black and White Theatre, Trotter in "The Mousetrap" at Black and White Theatre and Jack/Ernest in "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Black and White Theatre. He has also won competitions for both stand-up comedy and playwriting. When he's not performing, he enjoys playing disc golf, performing stand-up comedy, writing/playing music (guitar, cello, drums, piano) and hanging out with his 3 cats, 1 dog (and 1 wife). Fun fact: Andrew once spent a full year living abroad in France!
Jeff Powell (Cop/Auxiliary Mustard) is overjoyed to return to the Matthews Playhouse stage! Local audiences may remember him from his recent performance as the over-the-top-joyful Ghost of Christmas Present in 'Scrooge: The Musical' at Matthews Playhouse. Jeff was also recently honored with an Outstanding Lead Actor nomination in the MTA Awards for his performance in 'Not Now Darling' with Union County Playmakers. Other local credits include 'Proof' at Fort Mill Community Playhouse, 'Peter & the Starcatcher' at Theater Charlotte, 'Blithe Spirit" with Union County Playmakers, and 'South Pacific' at Matthews Playhouse (to name just a few). By day, Jeff is a Computer Tech with Travelers Insurance with a knack for figuring out how things work (which helps him with his innate need to know what is causing a sound). Jeff also enjoys playing video games, virtual reality, watching squirrels (his words, not ours!) and watching time travel movies.
Steve Price (Motorist/Back-Up Cop) is a non-profit director for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and recently performed the role of Bob Cratchit in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Theatre Charlotte and Justin in ‘A Fox on the Fairway’ at Fort Mill Community Playhouse. Other acting credits include Shakespeare's ‘Othello’ and ‘Twelfth Night’, Chekhov's ‘The Three Sisters', and Miller's ‘All My Sons'. Steve studied theater in college and has done stand-up comedy around the Charlotte area. When he’s not performing, he enjoys movies, music, sports (Detroit & Charlotte), traveling and trying various dishes and drinks in the Charlotte area. Instagram: @thethirdprice
Emma Ribadeneira (Yvette) is currently a Junior at Belmont Abbey College studying biology with a minor in Theater. When she is not performing or studying, Emman enjoys reading, video games, and watching movies while providing unwanted commentary.
She has performed in multiple productions at Belmont Abbey College including 'Macbeth' (Porter), 'Piece of my Heart' (Leanna), 'Little Women' (Jo March) and portrayed various characters in Baskerville. She has also performed in 'Two by Two" (Leah) at FUMC and 'Hell City" (Angela) at Paradise Valley Community College.
Michael Smith (Chief of Police) is a familiar face on the Matthews Playhouse stage. Micheal recently appeared in our holiday productions of “Miracle on 34th Street” and “It's Wonderful Life” - both of them TWICE! Audiences may also recognize Michael from his roles in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, "Our Town", "The Wizard of Oz", "Urinetown", "Oklahoma!" and "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." A Technical Lead with TIAA, Michael, who claims to have learned the game of Clue on the 1956 2nd edition, enjoys making YouTube videos for beginner web developers and claims to be friends with Donald Duck.