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Article: Sherlock Holmes on the case of a Christmas mystery

Jess Amy Shead, left, portrays Topper and Mark Uhre appears as Sherlock Holmes in the Chemainus Theatre Festival production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol. — image credit: Andrew Leong

Jess Amy Shead, left, portrays Topper and Mark Uhre appears as Sherlock Holmes in the Chemainus Theatre Festival production of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol. — image credit: Andrew Leong

Read this article about Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol by Don Bodger at the Cowichan News Leader Pictorial:

Familiar characters and storylines are being blended into a unique treat for the Chemainus Theatre Festival’s Christmas production.

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol is already proving popular with theatre-goers before it opens Friday. It was originally scheduled to run until Dec. 22 but has been extended to Dec. 31.

“Ticket sales have been very robust and we’re opening eight additional performances in an effort to keep up with the demand for tickets for this show,” noted Chemainus Theatre Festival marketing manager Michelle Vogelgesang.

The reworked story by Seattle playwright John Longenbaugh is being unwrapped for the first time on a Canadian stage, with two newcomers to Chemainus in lead roles — Mark Uhre as Sherlock and Wade Bogert-O’Brien as Dr. Watson.

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By |November 30th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Season|0 Comments

Thank You to Our 2014 Gala Supporters

 
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We would like to thank the supporters of our gala fund raising event “Sherlock’s Masquerade”

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By |November 28th, 2014|Categories: Theatre Fundraising, Theatre News|0 Comments

Held Over by Popular Demand!

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Mark Uhre, Michelle Lieffertz, Marcus

The Chemainus Theatre is proud to announce that Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol has been held over until December 31!

The Canadian premiere of Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol is an Christmas classic filled with mystery, intrigue and adventure. After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve, uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future.

Book your tickets soon for this holiday mystery full of Christmas spirit. The Playbill Dining Room is also open for these performance.

By |November 22nd, 2014|Categories: 2014 Season|0 Comments

Sherlock: Director’s Notes

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Mark DuMez

When I first heard about this show from a friend who developed the work at Taproot Theatre – I was concerned it was a gimmick. But knowing their artistic focus and integrity, I asked to read a copy. I was hooked. From the period language to the surprising twist to the Dickensian characters reframed, the show spoke with dignity and authority. It has a welcome holiday familiarity and yet, probes another side of the human condition – the quest for knowledge and its cost. I am thankful to be able produce the Canadian premiere of this up-and-coming play.

It’s a wonderful time of year to reflect on our own longings – intellectual, physical and spiritual – as Sherlock does in this play. To consider who the Mrs. Hudsons, Irregulars and Watsons are in our own lives – and what pursuits drive us to or from them. During this season, in working through this piece with the talented artists and staff whose good company I get to enjoy, I have been constantly challenged to consider the breath and spirit of inspiration and deepening relationships with fellow travelers on our journey.

About the Director

Mark is a proud resident of Vancouver Island and has enjoyed directing Jeeves in Bloom, A Pretty Girl (A Shayna Maidel), Delicious Lies, Harvest, The 39 Steps and Amadeus for Chemainus Theatre Festival. Other favourites include: A Christmas Carol, Strindberg’s Easter, Anne, Mr. Pim Passes By and Pet the Fish. He has collaborated with companies including Theatre X, Pacific Theatre and TheatreOne to develop over a dozen new plays. Favourite acting credits include: Mass Appeal, Enchanted April, Queen Milli of Galt and Streetcar Named Desire.

By |November 22nd, 2014|Categories: 2014 Season|0 Comments

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Donate $100 or more with your season ticket package and become a Super Patron!

Join the inner circle of Theatre supporters and receive a host of perks including invites to Member soirees, advance booking privileges and a complimentary welcome drink in our Fireside Lounge during your first theatre visit in 2015.

Plus,Super Patrons who book into selected Gala Opening Nights are automatically invited to attend a post-show party, your exclusive chance to mix and mingle with the cast and crew in a relaxed environment.

For more information on our Membership programs email: members@chemainustheatre.ca

By |November 17th, 2014|Categories: 2015 Season, Theatre Fundraising|0 Comments

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

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Opening Soon!

A holiday mystery! After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, turning his back on the people who need him most. Three unexpected callers arrive on Christmas Eve, uncovering clues from the detective’s past, present and future. Can they save Holmes and his world from a devastating conclusion all in one night? The Canadian premiere of an instant classic filled with mystery, intrigue and song for the entire family.

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By |November 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Season|0 Comments