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The Trine University Drama Club will present “Spooky Dog and the Teen-age Gang Mysteries,” a parody of the Scooby Doo movie and cartoon series, and “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog” on Nov. 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Fabiani Theatre.
Eric Pliner and Amy Rhodes’ “Spooky Dog” spotlights a preppy jock with an ascot, a ditzy blonde, a near-sighted nerdy woman, a perpetually-hungry stoner and his best friend, a talking dog, on the case of the missing performer. When the headliner at the Creepola County Fair fails to appear, the gang is called in to investigate. Can the characters unravel the mystery?
“Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog,” originally released as an Internet musical, has been transformed into a short stage piece by Time Science Blood Club, comprised of Joss, Zack and Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
The plot revolves around Dr. Horrible’s aspiration to be a super-villain, to join the Evil League of Evil, and to win the girl of his dreams as his nemesis, Captain Hammer, stops him at every turn.
Making up the “Spooky Dog” cast will be Eric Boone, chemical engineering major from Carmel, Ind., as Mr. Woodhaven; Dan Ehinger, biology major from Richmond, Vt., as Scraggly; Kerri Fish, elementary education major from Climax, Mich., as Thelma; Michael Greene, civil engineering major from LaGrange as Ted; Mandy Howe, criminal justice and psychology major from Mishawaka as Fortuana; Tess Muesslin, a psychology and criminal justice major from Fort Wayne as Mrs. Woodhaven; Josh Reading, a computer science major from Hamilton as Spooky Dog; and Kristeena Sarver, a computer engineering major from Whitehouse, Ohio, as Tiffany.
Jay Reeves, a math major from Greenfield, will play Dr. Horrible, while Dan Wiehe, a computer engineering major from Fort Wayne will play Captain Hammer and Megan Harris, a communication major from Topeka, will play Penny in “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog.”
Playing choral parts will be Fred Amstutz, a mechanical engineering major from Greenfield; Boone; Ehinger; Erik Evans, a design engineering technology major from Highland; Fish; Greene; Howe; Heather Jessee, a psychology major from Wabash; Delaney Mosher, a forensic science major from Monticello, Ohio; Meussling; Reading; Sarver; and Todd Wilburn, a mechanical and electrical engineering major from Woodburn.
Trine’s Dr. Timothy Hopp, Chair of the Department of Language and Humanities, will direct, with stage management by Kevin Dahlstrom, a science education major from Indianapolis.
The performances are aimed at an adult audience, are free and open to the public.