Review On CLUE

Shari Barrett

Registered Critic, Writer, Publicist

Tech credits enhance the production on every level from Lighting Design by Steven Young; Sound Design by Cricket S. Myers, based on original sound design by Jeff Human; and Properties Design by Kevin Williams. And what a set it is, designed by Lee Savage to allow for the many scenes in various rooms around Boddy Mansion which either open from the sides of the original set or are lowered from above as the actors “run” from room to room. And what fun, clever and extremely comical choreography director Casey Hushion adds in between scenes that allow the actors to literally chew the scenery as rooms fall into place around them!

Leading the cast through the Boddy Manor is its butler Wadsworth, played to the comic hilt with every ounce of his being by Jeff Skowron. John Shartzer effectively portrays mild-mannered visitor Mr. Green as the murders unfold, while the rest of the visitors/suspects, each dressed to marvelously communicate their aliases by Costume Designer Jen Caprio with Hair/Wig/Makeup Design by Kaitlin McCoy, right down to the sophisticated Mrs. White, flashy Miss Scarlet, and frumpy Mrs. Peacock, along with good old boys Colonel Mustard (with his dwindling mental capacity comically on display by Harrison White) and Professor Plum.

Trust me - This Madcap Murder Mystery Will Keep You Dying of Laughter!

Shari Barrett, a Los Angeles native, has been active in the theater world since the age of six - acting, singing, and dancing her way across the boards all over town. After teaching in local secondary schools, working in marketing for several studios, writing, directing, producing, and performing in productions for several non-profit theaters, Shari now dedicates her time and focuses her skills as an independent publicist to "get the word out" about smaller theaters throughout the Los Angeles area.

As a founding member of the LA Stage Alliance Leadership Council Task Force, she and reps from theaters throughout the city worked together to articulate a vision for the theatre community of Greater Los Angeles.

Shari has received recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her dedication of heart and hand to the needs of friends, neighbors and fellow members of society for her devotion of service to the people of Los Angeles, and is honored to serve the theatre world in her hometown.

Currently she is the Publicist and a member of the Kentwood Players at the Westchester Playhouse.