Clue Musical, Cheap Theatre, Puttin' on the Ritz, War of the Worlds 

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Get a Clue

A funny mystery is coming for a month-and-a-half stay at the Boone Hall Cotton Dock. Beginning Oct. 15, the Company Company presents Clue: The Musical along with dinner every Wednesday for the next six weeks. The play involves audience interaction in an on-stage adaptation of the classic board game and movie. "The audience decides the ending," says Bill Schlitt, co-founder of The Company Company, in a press release. "You actually play the game with the live, singing, zany murder suspects of Clue." For more, call (843) 884-4371, or go to www.thecompanycompany.com. —Myles Hutto

Theater for Cheap

Local theater companies are doing what they can to provide top-notch entertainment at bargain prices. Charleston Stage is offering a new pay-what-you-will night. It's also offering $10 bargain seats, and both student and group rates. For more, go to www.charlestonstage.com. PURE Theatre's play development wing, PURE Lab, offers Horse Tranqs and Carriage for $10. For more, go to www.puretheatre.org. The Company Company is making available the opportunity to check out its production of Clue: the Musical on Oct. 15 and 22 for $15. That includes snacks and a cash bar. They're calling it the "economic stimulus plan." Normal cost is $75. For more, go to www.thecompanycompany.com. —Myles Hutto

Puttin' on the Ritz

The Footlight Players Theatre presents Puttin' on the Ritz this weekend, a celebration of Irving Berlin. You may not know his name, but you know his music. Berlin wrote classics like "Blue Skies," "What'll I Do," and "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Robert Ray, a New York cabaret performer, will be joined by Shawn Megorden, whose latest CD is called Cover Girl. The show will run from Oct. 17 through Nov 2. For more, call (843) 722-4487, or go to www.footlightplayers.net. —Myles Hutto

V.P. set to Wage War

On Oct. 17, the Village Playhouse will open its doors for an adaptation of War of the Worlds. It has been 70 years since Orson Welles created mass hysteria with the original radio broadcast that convinced audiences across the nation that aliens were invading Earth. The company's production will include first-hand accounts from actual broadcast listeners. For more, go to www.villageplayhouse.com. —Myles Hutto


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