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SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure

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When:
April 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
2014-04-11T20:00:00-07:00
2014-04-11T22:00:00-07:00
Where:
Coronado Playhouse Theatre
1835 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118
USA
Cost:
Thursday: $20, Friday: $25, Saturday: $27, Sunday: $23
Contact:
Coronado Playhouse
(619) 435-4856

events_400x325_sherlock2SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure

April 11 – May 18, 2014
Thurday, Friday, Saturday @8pm
Sunday @2pm

Adapted by Steven Dietz
Based on the original 1899 play by William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Directed by Nick Reeves

The world’s greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. As Sherlock Holmes seeks to wind down his career through the arrest of Professor Moriarty, he and Doctor Watson are drawn into a blackmail case that involves a king and a world-renowned opera singer, putting them on a collision course with Holmes’ greatest enemy.

Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the 1899 play written by William Gillette and Mr. Doyle, playwright Steven Dietz has written a spirited, fast- moving, and thoroughly theatrical adaptation that draws Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson into a mystery filled with danger, intrigue, wit, romance, and suspense. “The game is afoot, Watson!–And it is a dangerous one!”

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Mother’s Day Brunch

(May 11th at 12:30pm)

Continental Style Assorted Danish, Muffins, Pastries
Eggs Benedict w/ Canadian Ham, Velvet Hollandaise
Cheesy Egg Scramble
Smoked Salmon (Lox) Platter w/ Assorted Fresh Baked Mini Bagels,
Chopped Egg, Onion & Fresh Capers
Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter
Lemon Cous Cous Salad
Dilled New Potato & Haricot Bean Salad
Homemade Belgian Waffles w/ Chantilly Cream, Maple Syrup
Breakfast Sausage & Smokey Bacon
Hash Brown Potatoes
Delectable Desserts

Meet the Cast

  • Sherlock Holmes: Charles Peters
  • Doctor Watson: Sven Salumaa
  • Professor Moriarty: Neil McDonald
  • The King of Bohemia: Martin White
  • Irene Adler: Devi Noel
  • James Larrabee: Roman Reyes
  • Madge Larrabee: Shaela Parrott
  • Sid Prince, Policeman, Clergyman: Eric Olson
  • Postboy, Young Swiss Man: Julian Sink

The Playbill

Download the program here.

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Press

Coronado Playhouse Donation to Coronado LibrarySherlock Holmes Book Drive Donation

June 6, 2014

Coronado Playhouse donates more than 100 books to the Coronado Friends of the Library in our community partnership. The books were collected during our recent production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. Box office manager, Susan Skyrud, makes the presentation to Roger Clapp, a friend of the library.


At 127, Sherlock Holmes Is Still Popular
Cast Of Coronado Playhouse Production Discuss Holmes’ Longevity

By Beth Accomando
KPBS
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Have you been SHERLOCKED? If so don’t be embarrassed, you’re not alone. The famous detective from Baker Street is making audiences swoon thanks in large part to the new BBC series, “Sherlock.”

“I am a high-functioning sociopath,” Sherlock likes to brag in the series. And Benedict Cumberbatch has turned Holmes into a sex symbol and pop culture superstar 127 years after Sir Arthur Conan Doylecreated him in print. Meanwhile, on this side of the Pond, CBS has done a gender swap, updating the Holmes stories as the TV series “Elementary” in which Holmes’ sidekick Dr. John Watson has been transformed into woman, Dr. Joan Watson played by Lucy Liu.

Sherlock Holmes spawned the first recorded sequel in movie history back in 1908 and more than a hundred actors have taken on the role of the great detective. So why do we keep coming back to him?

“Obviously he’s a timeless character,” said Charles Peters, the actor currently playing Holmes at the Coronado Playhouse.

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NBC Coverage of Coronado Playhouse and San Diego Public Library’s partnership during Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2014

CONTACTS:

M.G. Perez-Media Coordinator (619) 261-1200
mgperez@coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado Playhouse Box Office (619) 435-4856
boxoffice@coronadoplayhouse.com

Coronado Playhouse presents:

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure benefitting the new downtown San Diego Library and our neighborhood Coronado Friends of the Library

The world’s greatest detective is back in a classic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat in SHERLOCK HOLMES: The Final Adventure at the Coronado Playhouse April 11-May 18, 2014. As Sherlock Holmes seeks to wind down his career through the arrest of Professor Moriarty, he and Doctor Watson are drawn into a blackmail case that involves a king and a world-renowned opera singer, putting them on a collision course with Holmes’ greatest enemy.

Inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the 1899 play written by William Gillette and Mr. Doyle, playwright Steven Dietz has written a spirited, fast-moving, and thoroughly theatrical adaptation that draws Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson into a mystery filled with danger, intrigue, wit, romance, and suspense. “The game is afoot, Watson!–And it is a dangerous one!”

Coronado Playhouse is known for its tradition of enticing murder mysteries brought to life on stage in our intimate cabaret theatre setting. We are now also known as the Community’s Theatre, partnering each production this season with a non-profit organization. Last fall, the City of San Diego premiered its new state-of-the-art domed Central Library @ Joan Irwin Jacobs Common downtown. The facility provides a home to the latest in technology along with educational and literacy services woven into a diverse series of cultural programs. In addition, the landmark building houses the e3 Civic High charter high school.

In celebration of National Library week April 13-19,  Coronado Playhouse brings its cast of characters to the Central Library SATURDAY APRIL 19TH from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in a very special “SHERLOCK HOLMES FAMILY DAY” event. Join us for education, entertainment and enjoyment! There will be short previews of scenes from Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure in the library’s auditorium, a photo booth to dress up and get that perfect ‘selfie’ pic as Sherlock or Dr. Watson and librarians have plans for mysteriously fun activities for children. You can also take a tour of the 9 story library with beautiful views of the bay, mountains and San Diego region.

Please consider making a cash or check donation to the San Diego Public Library Foundation during the run of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. All funds benefit library programs downtown and in all 35 area branches.

We are also partnering with our neighborhood Coronado Friends of the Library by hosting a book drive during the run of the show. The local library is in need of books in good condition or gently used including cookbooks, new fiction, novels, classics and children’s literature. Bring donated books to the theater and drop them off in our Sherlock Holmes’ private library shelves.

During the run of the show, special events and discounts will be offered including:

OUT Night at Coronado Playhouse. Join us for a pre-show mixer catering to theatre lovers in the LGBT community, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. The $25 ticket price includes complimentary beer and wine, appetizers, cocktail specials and admission to the show that starts at 8pm.

Mother’s Day Brunch. Treat your queen to a delightful Mother’s Day brunch. $48 per person includes a catered brunch, ticket to the matinee, champagne and coffee. Sunday, May 11 from 12:30-1:30pm. Show starts at 2pm.

$5 Library Card Discount. Receive $5 off any ticket with proof of a San Diego area library card. Order online or call the box office for details, using discount code: IREAD.

Director Nick Reeves and his team have added a few steampunk elements to the show. Steampunk merges Victorian England styling with modern technologies, creating intriguing works of art, fashion, and mechanics. Hints of steampunk design are featured on set and in costuming to enhance the story and bring an edge to the mystery.

Cast:

Sherlock Holmes: Charles Peters
Doctor Watson: Sven Salumaa
Professor Moriarty: Neil McDonald
The King of Bohemia: Martin White
Irene Adler: Devi Noel
James Larrabee: Roman Reyes
Madge Larrabee: Shaela Parrott
Sid Prince, Policeman, Clergyman: Eric Olson
Postboy, Young Swiss Man: Julian Sink

To learn more about ticket prices and discounts, or  show sponsorships, contact the box office at 619-435-4856 or go to our website, www.coronadoplayhouse.com.

DATES: April 11-May 18th, 2014

TIMES: Thursdays – Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. There is NO performance on Sunday, April 20th, Easter Sunday.

TICKETS: $20-$27 General admission, Military / Senior / Student discounts, Excellent group rates are available.

Cast and production members are available for interviews and video opportunities. Still pictures of the production can also be provided. Please contact M.G. Perez for specific media interest and needs. Coronado Playhouse is a qualified 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and is San Diego County’s longest running community theatre.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

About the San Diego Public Library

San Diego Public Library, which is the largest library system in the region, serves a population of more than 1.3 million people. Its mission is to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. Learn about other events at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Irwin Jacobs Common and 35 community branch libraries, find links to numerous additional resources, or search for materials in the Library’s online catalog at www.sandiegolibrary.org.

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Reviews

The Game is Afoot in Coronado in Sherlock Holmes’ ‘Final Adventure’

Pat Launer
Times of San Diego
April 28, 2014

It’s a veritable epidemic: Holmes-mania. Sherlock, that beloved sleuth, is featured in two current TV shows. And now, along comes Coronado Playhouse with the end of his tale: a stage adaptation of two Arthur Conan Doyle stories as well as an original play the Mystery Master wrote with William Gillette, conflated in 2006 by playwright Steven Dietz into “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.”

All the usual suspects are present and accounted for: the super-intuitive and supercilious Holmes (Charles Peters); his long-suffering sidekick, Dr. Watson (Sven Salumaa); the dastardly Professor Moriarty (Neil McDonald), Holmes’ arch-enemy; and the lifelong love of the ace detective, the comely and cunning singer Irene Adler (Devi Noel). And there are a few other assorted (some sordid) characters: a swindler (Roman Reyes), a faux maid (Shaela Parrott), a murderer (Eric Olson) and the King of Bohemia (Martin White).

Nick Reeves directs with a sure hand, keeping the pace lively, which, mercifully for the playwright, doesn’t provide for enough time to question the plot-holes. Like, how did Holmes know to shut off the gas line? And why didn’t he just release the gas and knock off all three of his deadly opponents when he had them together, trapped in one room? Well, it is all a game to him; he courts danger like an irresistible mistress.

Our sympathies are always with him, despite his various shortcomings: his complete inability to express any emotional connection to Irene; and of course, there’s the little issue of his cocaine addiction (we watch him strap on, shoot up and be chastised by Watson). Besides his endless confrontations with Moriarty, Holmes has to deal with the relationship between Irene and the King, who fears repercussions and blackmail.

Holmes relishes keeping multiple crime-and-punishment balls in the air. And of course, he has to tempt fate to the very end – tumbling in locked combat with Moriarty – into the abyss below a waterfall.

Watson, as always, is the guide and narrator, in this case, sadly recounting the last exploit they shared, bemoaning the friend he’ll never see again, just as Holmes loved and lost Irene – and who would he be without his nemesis? So, memory and loss are through-lines, and the sentiments are excellently mined by Reeves and his capable cast.

Peters is terrific, in Holmes’ various guises and disguises (and accents, noses and dialects). The dispassion of his erudite deductions is exquisite. Salumaa is a perfectly cautious and befuddled foil for him. Noel’s Irene is smart and sassy. And McDonald shows his Shakespearean experience with a Moriarty who’s a humpbacked, Richard III brand of villain – relishing his Evil as much as Holmes self-congratulates on his Good. Their mutual respect and dependence is artfully conveyed.

Olson and White provide comic relief in their somewhat overblown characters: the casual assassin, Prince, and the lovesick King (Prince and King? There’s royal irony there), terrified of bad publicity on the eve of his upcoming marriage – to a noble, of course, not the lowly Irene, whom he still adores (yet more love-and-loss in a plot thick with it). The live music, a marvelous duo of cello (Erich Einfalt) and violin (Kathryn Raybould) adds another layer of ache to the story.

It’s all extremely well done. The set, lighting, sound, costumes and effects are excellent. Some of the technical challenges of the text –  such as Watson’s narration and the actions he describes taking place in two locations simultaneously – are deftly handled.

Whether or not you’ve got the Sherlock bug, this production’s a killer.


 

The game is afoot, theatre goers … and it is a dangerous one.
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

Kathy Carpenter
San Diego Theatre Reviews
04/11/14

It is with a joyful heart, I take up my pen to write these words of commentary – in which, I shall endeavor to record the gift of entertainment – our friends at the Coronado Playhouse brought forth this remarkable evening. As directed by Nick Reeves, what makes Sherlock Holmes special, is the way he sees the world. What made this play special – was the obvious passion the production cast, crew and actors took in creating Sherlock’s world – adding little touches of steampunk to modernize the legend.

Intriguing, compelling, Holmes-ness … with a touch of humor.

I was totally impressed with Charles Peters as Sherlock. I saw him in Don’t Dress for Dinner at PowPAC earlier this year – and his acting range is quite impressive. My other favorites, Martin White as the King of Bohemia, Shaela Parrot as Madge and Eric Olson as Sid Prince. But I would be remiss, not to point-out the talented Sven Salumaa as Watson, Neil McDonals as Moriarty and Devi Noel (love that name) as Irene – while Julian Sink also added to the mix.

A special “shout-out” to Vanessa Dinning as the voice and dialect coach – reflecting … wonderful German, French and English accents. Also, loved the cover of the program – as well as the cute Sherlock hats on each table … setting the tone for the evening.

The game is afoot, theatre goers … and it is a dangerous one.

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THEATER REVIEW: “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure”

Jean Lowerison
SDGLN Theater Critic
April 23rd, 2014

The game’s afoot one last time at Coronado Playhouse, as everybody’s favorite sleuth tries to solve a blackmail case before bidding farewell to his long and storied career.

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” Steven Dietz’s mashup of two Holmes stories (“A Scandal In Bohemia” and “The Final Problem”) gets a lively production through May 18, directed by Nick Reeves. The play won the 2007 Edgar Award for the best play in the mystery genre.

As the curtain rises, Holmes (Charles Peters) is reported dead in the tabloids as Watson (Sven Salumaa) reads a note from his old associate, requesting his presence just before midnight, and oh, by the way, “I trust it won’t trouble you to scramble over the back garden wall and enter through the cellar.”

It seems the Bloodhound of Baker Street is far from dead. He is ready to retire, but wants to catch one last criminal, the devilishly clever Professor James Moriarty (Neil McDonald). Holmes quite respects this adversary – “without Moriarty, London would be a singularly uninteresting place” – but he’s made one minor slip, and Holmes wants Watson’s help in catching the villain at last.

As the author’s note in the program points out, Doyle’s characters are clever and devious, but not modern, nuanced or ambiguous. Holmes is your stereotypical gumshoe, and though he may have originated the mold, he’s just a guy out to get bad-through-and-through Moriarty.

But Holmes couldn’t do it without his buddy Watson, and Dietz theorizes that it may be the relationship between the two of them that has given the series such staying power.

Charles Peters is terrific as the man who lives in his head (except when he’s shooting up with cocaine for pain). The smart but sometimes seemingly heartless Holmes may even find his female match here, in spunky opera diva Irene Adler (Devi Noel), with a voice Watson describes as “the voice of love.”

This brings up the other plot strand, about the King of Bohemia (Martin White), a rotund gentleman with a crush on (and a bit of a past with) Irene. He is now engaged to royalty, and needs to get hold of a certain embarrassing photo in Irene’s possession.

Meanwhile, Irene is slated to marry the boring attorney (or is he?) Godfrey Norton (Roman Reyes).

Salumaa’s reliable, steady Watson (who happens to be a physician) has the people skills to make a perfect foil for the intellectual Holmes. He serves excellently here as both narrator and player.

McDonald’s eminently booable Moriarty is clever and slippery enough to keep the cat-and-mouse game going.

And Irene shows herself to be more than a fragile songbird. When push comes to shove, she calmly notes, “I’ve shot tenors, James. After that I can shoot anything.”

This show requires several locales as well as a few visuals that require extra thought. Set designer Bruce Wilde has a floor level playing area with raised platforms behind for those appearances. The stage crew gets a shout-out for their quick and quiet work.

Erich Einfalt’s original music is played to great effect by violinist Kathryn Raybould, with Einfalt on cello. Lighting and sound are well handled by Dale Goodman and Jacob Koehnen, respectively.

Costumers Jessica Brandon, Wendy Burroughs and Jane Russell add to the period look.

Even the smaller roles are well handled: Shaela Parrott as both a maid and the sister of another bad character, James Larrabee (Reyes); Eric Olson, a hoot as Cockney fix-it man Sid Prince and in two smaller roles, and Julian Sink in two small roles.

A fine cast, a spiffier than usual set, a string duo playing original music and lots of deception. What’s not to like?

The details

“Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure” plays through May 18 at Coronado Playhouse, 1835 Strand Way, Coronado.

Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm.

Tickets: (619) 435-4856 or HERE.

To read more reviews by SDGLN Theater Critic Jean Lowerison, click HERE.

Cast Bios

headshots_mcdonald_rgbNeil McDonald (Professor James Moriarty) is making his Coronado Playhouse debut with this play. San Diego credits for Poor Players include: Capulet (Romeo and Juliet); Provost/Elbow (Measure for Measure); Prospero (The Tempest); Phoebe (As You Like It); Theseus/Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Agrippa (Antony and Cleopatra); Launcelot/Tubal/Duke/Prince of Arragon (Merchant of Venice); Angus/Murderer (Macbeth); and Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night). Other San Diego credits: Bob (How the Other Half Loves, SRT), Alonso (The Tempest, NCRT/Mira Costa), Carl/Mel/Edgar (What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, LaterThanEver Productions), Burrhus (Britannicus, Compass Theatre), Niles (Hairdresser on Fire, Compass Theatre). Glasgow credits: Dancer (Hated Nightfall, Scottish premiere), DEATH (Terry Pratchett’s Mort).


headshots_noel_rgbDevi Noel (Irene Adler) is delighted to be appearing in her first production at the Coronado Playhouse! She has recently enjoyed a romp as Pamela Peabody in The Fox on the Fairway (OnStage Playhouse), and played Ana Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (Vanguard Theater). With a background in ballet and musical theater, she has performed in numerous productions in San Diego with Vanguard, Starlight, and The Welk Theater. She holds a BA in Drama from SDSU, and is excited to be a part of the lively theater community in her home town.


headshots_olson_rgbEric Olson (Sid Prince/Policeman/Clergyman) is making his Coronado Playhouse debut with this play. An actor, writer and director, Eric recently returned to his hometown of San Diego after twenty years in Los Angeles, New York, and Palm Springs, where he was Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Desert Ensemble Theatre Company (DETC) at the Annenberg Theatre. Since returning, he has appeared in Once Upon a Wedding (Escondido California Center for the Arts). Eric’s plays have been produced throughout Southern California and as part of the Playwrights’ Roundtable Festival in Orlando, Fla. Recent favorite roles include Michael in God of Carnage and various roles in Every Christmas Story Ever Told… And Then Some (DETC).


headshots_parrott_rgbShaela Parrott (Madge Larrabee/Marie) is thrilled to be making her debut at Coronado Playhouse. She’s been seen around town in productions of Kimberly Akimbo (Pt. Loma Actors Studio), The Spitfire Grill and The Sorrows of Sophia (PowPAC), To Kill a Mockingbird (OnStage Playhouse), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Pickwick Players). She is a graduate of the Art of Acting Studio’s Summer Conservatory Program (Los Angeles).


headshots_peters2_rgbCharles Peters (Sherlock Holmes) is thrilled to be back with his extended family at the Coronado Playhouse and to be working again with his talented friend Nick Reeves. Some San Diego credits: Heddatron (ion theatre company), Pleasure and Pain (Cygnet Theatre); Curse Of The Starving Class (Triad Productions); Social SecurityOn Air (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Moon Over Buffalo (Onstage Playhouse). Elsewhere: Triple Espresso (national tour); The Madwoman of Chaillot (Stage West); The Taming of the Shrew (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Thank to the cast and crew for all of their hard work and dedication. Love to Jenn and Harvey for all their support. www.charles-peters.com


headshots_reyes_rgbRoman Reyes (James Larrabee/Godfrey Norton) is very excited and grateful to once again be acting in the community alongside such great people. Taking these experiences to heart, he’s always striving forward. His most recent ventures include Detained in the Desert (La Jolla Playhouse), La Pastorela Del Cielo (Lyceum Theatre), and A Car in the Woods (Point Loma Actors Theater). Roman will be attending the Academy of Art University in San Francisco this fall to study acting, with the hopes of becoming a voice actor.


headshots_salumaa_rgbSven Salumaa (Doctor John Watson) produced Carnival! and SUDS at the Coronado Playhouse. He appeared at OnStage Playhouse in The Diary of Anne Frank (Mr. Frank), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom). Other San Diego credits include: Heddatron and U.S. Drag (ion theatre company); Yank! and The Daddy Machine (Diversionary Theatre); They’re Playing Our Song and Chapter Two (Scripps Ranch Theatre); Fuddy Meers (PowPAC); and The Diary of Anne Frank (OnStage Playhouse).


headshots_sink_rgbJulian Sink (Postboy/Young Swiss Man) is a 17 year-old high school student and has preformed in three other plays: Diary of Anne FrankTouchtone “M” for Murder, and Audience. He was also a stagehand for SUDS at the Coronado Playhouse.


headshots_white_rgbMartin White (The King of Bohemia) last appeared on the Coronado Playhouse stage as Prospero in last year’s The Tempest, as well as appearing in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Twelfth Night. I am pleased as punch to be playing the King of Bohemia. A long time aficionado of Sherlock Holmes, this “last case” version has been a hoot to act in and I hope it is just as pleasant to watch. To Claire.

Creative Team

Steven Dietz (Author) is one of America’s most widely-produced and published contemporary playwrights. Since 1983, his thirty-plus plays have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions have been seen in England, Japan, Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Austria, Russia, Italy, Slovenia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Greece, Singapore, Thailand and South Africa. His work has been translated into ten languages.

Mr. Dietz is a two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award, for Fiction (produced by Roundabout Theatre Company, Off-Broadway), and Still Life with Iris; as well as a two-time finalist for the Steinberg New Play Award, for Last of the Boys (produced by Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago), and Becky’s New Car. He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama for Lonely Planet; the 2007 Edgar Award® for Drama for his widely-produced Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure; and the Yomuiri Shimbun Award (the Japanese “Tony”) for his adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel Silence. His acclaimed conspiracy thriller, Yankee Tavern, was a National New Play Network featured play.  He has received new play commissions from the Guthrie Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, McCarter Theatre (Princeton), ACT Theatre (Seattle), Arizona Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and San Jose Repertory Theatre, among many others.

Most of Mr. Dietz’s plays have as a central theme the effects of personal betrayal and deception. In 2010, Mr. Dietz was once again named one of the most produced playwrights in America (excluding Shakespeare), placing eighth on the list of the Top Ten Most Produced Playwrights in America, tied with Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee for number of productions.

Nick Reeves (Director) is extremely blessed to be working with such a tremendously talented cast and crew. An actor and director with over 20 years’ experience, directing credits include Our Town, The Importance of Being Earnest, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, The Wizard of Oz, Sherlock Holmes’ Excellent Adventure, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, and SUDS – the last five for the Coronado Playhouse. Acting credits include Mr. Applegate (Damn Yankees), John Worthing, J.P. (Earnest in Love), Dick Deadeye (H.M.S. Pinafore), Inspector Japp (Black Coffee), and Vincentio (The Taming of the Shrew).

Erich Einfalt (Composer/Music Director/Cellist) is pleased Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure is the 6th production at Coronado Playhouse since 2009 with Erich as musical director.  Trace evidence of his previous musical mischief has been heard during The Wizard of Oz (2009, with Jim Buxton), Sherlock Holmes Excellent Adventure, The Great American Trailer Park MusicalThe Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, and SUDS (with Rick Shaffer).  This Sherlock Holmes offering is neither a musical nor a pantomime but a fully dressed drama, and nothing enhances drama like the invisible hand of a diabolically crafted, judiciously placed musical underscore.

Nicole White (Stage Manager) has worked behind the scenes as a stage manager for many years. This is her first time helping at the Coronado Playhouse and she has been welcomed with open arms. She is very excited to be helping on Sherlock, as she has been a fan for many years. Current productions she has worked on include Logan Heights and The Fox on the Fairway, both at OnStage Playhouse.  Nicole is happy to be helping, and she looks forward to working here again. Who knows, one day she may be seen on the stage instead of behind the scenes. Enjoy the show.

Bruce Wilde (Scenic Design) is a 2013 Craig Noel Award nominee and Aubrey Award winner for The Sugar Witch set design at OnStage Playhouse, this is Bruce’s first time working with Coronado Playhouse. While he is grateful for the opportunity and challenge this show presents, he is especially thankful for his wife Cheryl and her continued support with his hobbies.

Dale Goodman (Lighting Design) has been an active theatre technician since 1990. Dale’s credits include extra work in local motion pictures; acting lighting, set, and sound design for numerous shows at the Coronado Playhouse; as well as a 1998 Aubrey for technical direction of I Hate Hamlet, and a 2008 Aubrey for lighting design for Blithe Spirit. Dale has also volunteered at the Hahn, Sweetooth, and Casa del Prado. Dale’s wife Betty provides a helping hand with lights, and much moral support for the Coronado Playhouse.

Jacob Koehnen (Sound Design) is not only a ten-year veteran of the local theatre scene, he is also an Eagle Scout and an honors’ student, who is always ready to lend a helping hand. His recent productions include SUDS and Chicago (Coronado Playhouse), miXtape (Lambs Players Theatre), Carnival! (Coronado Playhouse), The Crucible (Pickwick Players), and Curse of the Starving Class (Triad Productions). Jacob always enjoys the cast he works with and always hopes to work with them again.

Jessica Brandon (Costume Design and Construction) has had a passion for theatre ever since she can remember, and it has grown into a full time hobby. Jessica is excited to be working again at the Coronado Playhouse, where she recently costumed Carnival. In addition to costuming, she has directed, performed in, and produced over 50 musicals since 1990! She attributes her love of music and stage to her supportive and creative family! In June, Jessica will direct the West Coast Premiere of Disenchanted the Musical at Onstage Playhouse. She would like to thank Nick for asking her to be a part of the Sherlock team.

Wendy Burroughs (Costume Design and Construction) believes that costuming is about having fun while making a play’s characters realistic and empathetic. Wendy has worked in local community theatre set design for a number of years, venturing into costume design only recently with the Coronado Playhouse productions of The Great American Trailer Park Musical and The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.

Jane Russell (Costume Design and Construction [King of Bavaria], Painting) became involved with theatre in the year 2000 when her friend, Rosemary King, said she could use some help with the  five shows she was working on. Since then, Jane has received many awards for painting, set design, and set decoration, as well as an Aubrey for costume design. She still enjoys volunteering and meeting new and interesting people.

Pamela Everett (Props and House Dressing) has enjoyed working in the theatre since her high school and college days. Every show along the way has bee memorable, and she has received many Blue Ribbon and Aubrey awards for Props, set Dressing, and House while working with the wonderful players and directors at the Coronado Playhouse. But her greatest roles have been as wife (she met her husband in the theatre) and mother (two wonderful children). She thanks Nick for letting her come back and indulge her imagination once again!

Rosemary King (Scenic Painting) started painting scenery for OnStage Playhouse in 1987 for the production of All the Way Home. She has participated in the painting, construction, and design of sets for dozens of plays for the Scripps Ranch Community Theatre, Clairemont Players, OnStage Playhouse, PowPAC, and Coronado Playhouse, for which she has received numerous Aubrey awards and nominations. Rosemary says. “This is a work of love and I will continue to do what I can for as long as I can.”

Vanessa Dinning (Voice and Dialect Coach) was born and raised in the UK. She trained in Theatre and Classical Music at the University of Surrey, London and The Poor School Drama School, London. Vanessa pursued a successful stage career throughout the UK, working at The Belgrade, Coventry, The Royal National Theatre, London, and The Theatre Museum, Covent Garden, as well as in regional theatre. Since moving to San Diego, Vanessa joined the San Diego Shakespeare Society, holding the position of Artistic Director for three years, producing and directing all performance and outreach programs. She is currently in demand as an actor, director, voice & dialect coach and choral singer.

Josh Olmstead (Lighting Technician) is excited to be working his second lighting gig at the Coronado Playhouse after debuting as the lighting operator for Chicago. After a ten year hiatus from lighting, it was time to bring his art back out of the dark. Josh would like to thank those who provide endless support to the cast and crew, in addition to all patrons supporting the Playhouse—family, friends, and the community.

Kurt Dahlvig (Sound Technician) is very excited to be running the soundboard for the Coronado Playhouse production of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. This is his second time running the soundboard for the Coronado Playhouse. His first time was for the Playhouse production of 42nd Street. Most of Kurt’s previous theater experience was with Pickwick Players, where he was a sound designer and sound technician.  During his time with Pickwick Players, he was nominated for an Aubrey award for his sound design for The Crucible.

Patty Fay (Property Mistress/Stage Hand) recently choreographed and performed in Bojos Place at CAT, was the property mistress for SUDS, and stage managed All My Sons at CAT. She is thrilled to work with Nick, Sven, Charles and this talented cast.

Julian Sink (Property Assistant/Stage Hand) is a 17 year old high school student. Julian has performed in three plays but now wants to learn the technical side of theatre. The plays he performed in were Diary of Anne Frank (Dussell), Touchtone “M” for Murder (Tex), and Audience (Lee). He was also a stagehand for Suds at the Coronado playhouse.

Kathryn Raybould (Violinist) has been playing violin since the age of four, and has continued her education as a Music major at the University of San Diego. Highlights of her music career include tours to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center with the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances with Sarah Chang, Gil Shaham, and Itzhak Perlman. Participating in the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra also provided her with instrumental experiences, such as traveling to and performing in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain, and Portugal.

Show Events

Opening Night Dinner and Show Package

Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:30pm

Join us for a special buffet dinner and a show for only $50 per person. Coronado’s Consummate Catering is providing the meal at the Playhouse from 6:30-7:30pm. Show starts at 8pm.

OUT at Coronado Playhouse

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us for OUT NIGHT for theatre lovers in the LGBT community. Only $25! The pre-show mixer includes complimentary beer and wine, appetizers and cocktail specials and show admission! Show starts at 8pm.

Sherlock Holmes Family Day at the Central Library

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10am-2pm

Coronado Playhouse brings its cast of characters to the Central Library! Join us for education, entertainment and enjoyment! There will be short previews of scenes from Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure in the library’s auditorium, a photo booth to dress up and get that perfect ‘selfie’ pic as Sherlock or Dr. Watson and librarians have plans for mysteriously fun activities for children. You can also take a tour of the 9 story library with beautiful views of the bay, mountains and San Diego region.

Mother’s Day Brunch and Matinee

Sunday, May 11

Treat the mother in your life to a delightful Mother’s Day brunch on the final performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. $48 per person includes a catered brunch, matinee, champagne and coffee. Sunday, May 11 from 12:30-1:30pm. Show starts at 2pm.

Ticket Prices

Thurs-$20

Fri-$25

Sat-$27

Sun-$23

Student/Senior/Active Military Discounts

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Partnership

sponsor_sdpubliclibraryCommunity Theatre is made by, with and for the community in which it is performed. Coronado Playhouse is committed to pursuing community theatre in the truest sense of the words by giving back to the people of San Diego County and using our public platform to help those in need.

For this production, please help support our partnership with the San Diego Public Library.

Last fall, the City of San Diego premiered its new state-of-the-art domed Central Library @ Joan Irwin Jacobs Common downtown. The facility provides a home to the latest in technology along with educational and literacy services woven into a diverse series of cultural programs. In addition, the landmark building houses the e3 Civic High charter high school.

Please consider making a cash or check donation to the San Diego Public Library Foundation during the run of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. All funds benefit library programs downtown and in all 35 area branches.

We are also partnering with our neighborhood Coronado Friends of the Library by hosting a book drive during the run of the show. The local library is in need of books in good condition or gently used including cookbooks, new fiction, novels, classics and children’s literature. Bring donated books to the theater and drop them off in our Sherlock Holmes’ private library shelves.

Author: Coronado Playhouse

Coronado Playhouse, the oldest, longest-running community theatre in San Diego County, has been dedicated to providing quality entertainment to the Coronado community since 1946. The 100-seat, cabaret-style theatre, overlooks beautiful Glorietta Bay and is part of the beautiful Coronado Community Center. The current venue opened in 2006 with state-of-the-art equipment and a full service bar. We produce five main productions each year - with the best local talent and production teams available - which entertain, educate and enrich our patrons. In addition, we offer showcases, special events, classes and educational opportunities for students and adults to thrive in the local artistic community. We draw upon local creative and technical talent to give Coronado and San Diego residents vibrant, creative and safe training in the theatrical arts.