Monday, November 16, 2015

Sherlock Holmes and 1st Baker Street Review

Sherlock Holmes and 1st Baker Street was a fun show! The Rose Theater is located 2001 Farnam Street, Main Stage. 

If you would like to go tickets are $18 general admission
Call 402-345-4849 or purchase online at rosetheater.org. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Reservations are required.

The show is 75 minutes without an intermission. 


We went to a showing where we couldn't take pictures. I took a few outside, before the show and after the show.

Mica was super excited about this one. The show is for ages 8 and up. It fit more his age group, although Isaak who is 7 1/2 liked the show as well.

Mica pretending to be Sherlock Holmes (his idea, not mine):


About Sherlock Holmes and 1st Baker Street:

Sherlock Holmes is the world’s most brilliant detective. Nothing escapes the highly observant eye or his astonishing brain. But a group of street- smart youths and their clever leader, Wiggins, challenge Mr. Holmes to see past their delinquent reputations and value their unique skills. Rediscover the beloved sleuth in this new twist on the exciting detective stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and solve the mystery of how Sherlock’s famed network of London spy-kids, the Baker Street Irregulars, came to be!

If you love the books, or movies, then you'll love this play!

Waiting for the show to start:

The Rose Theater is great! They entertain before and after the show. They have great handouts for the kids that's called Beyond the Curtain. My boys always read through it, and ask me questions before the show starts. Mica knows all the character's real names by the time the show is over.


Before the show they had The Rose Brigade sing and dace to songs from The Lion King. Isaak liked this part so much, that when they were done he was asking why they didn't finish it? Ha



The Set Design:

It was a series of buildings. Above they had  clouds that moved. Having an art background I'm always interested in the stage.



Cast and Crew:

Sherlock Holmes/Old Gentleman ...........Scott Pace
Dr. Watson .............................................Michael Wilhelm
Ms. Hudson/Merryweather/
Landlady/Mrs. Oakshott .........................Sonia Keffer
Spaulding/Catherine/Londoner ..............Sarah Gibson
Hope/Mrs. Sawyer/Ross/Baker/
Horner/Breckinridge ..............................Nik Whitcomb
Constable/Lestrade/Wilson/Ryder .........Matthew Pyle
Wiggins ..................................................Caulene Hudson
Toby/Tough #1 .......................................Matthew Kischer**/Harrison Maw*
George/Tough #2 ...................................Aaron Beckman**/Wayne Hudson*
Anna/Tough #3/Mary .............................Kandace Mack**/Brooke Vogel*
Lucy/Tough #4 .......................................Ananya Amarnath**/Emma Dougherty*
Oliver......................................................Ethan Stowell**/Jude Glaser*

* Blue Cast - 11/6, 11/7 (2 pm), 11/8, 11/14 (2 pm)
** Red Cast - 11/7 (5 pm), 11/13, 11/14 (5 pm), 11/15, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22

Artistic Credits:

Director ..................................................Kevin Ehrhart
Playwright ..............................................Brian Guehring
Costume Designer ..................................Erin Bragg
Production Stage Manager .....................Ashleigh-Dawn Kriegh-Fleming
Fight Choreographer ..............................Kevin Barratt
Lighting & Sound Designer ...................Kyle L. Toth
Assistant Lighting Designer ...................Laura Renae Hensley
Set/Projections Designer ........................Brad Carlson

The next set of photos belong to The Rose Theater.





This play was written By Brian Guehing. It took him awhile to put it all together. He based his character and stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes has to solve a mystery. A homeless girl got in his way of solving the mystery at first. Then he found out he needed her to help him. She could pull at people's heart strings, when he couldn't. They made a great team. In the end the girl knew what clues to look for when solving a crime. 

They always end with a question and answer time, or kids can take their program up for an autograph. 

 
My boys sat through the play really well. I could see younger kids not getting into this one. That's why they have ages for their plays and musicals. They have other plays for younger kids. This one along with A Wrinkle in Time were Mica's favorites. It's because they both made him think. Isaak liked Tarzan the most. Travis and I liked A Christmas Story the most. The Rose certainly has something for everyone! 

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6 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

It looks like you all had a great time.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Sounds like so much fun! You guys are so lucky to have so many great shows at the Rose Theater to attend!

Kristi Maloney said...

This looks like a wonderful show. I love the costumes and the set design. Glad your family enjoyed the night out!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love seeing plays like this. It sounds like a great show.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I loveee the play and this story looks like a great one.

~ Noelle said...

I am so glad that you guys are able to go and enjoy these shows!

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