Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

Book: STEVEN DIETZ
Director: DANIEL DEVAULT

Show Synopsis

The world’s greatest detective has seemingly reached the end of his remarkable career when a case presents itself that is too tempting to ignore: The King of Bohemia is about to be blackmailed by a notorious photograph, and the woman at the heart of this crime is the famous opera singer, Irene Adler. With his trusted companion, Doctor Watson, at his side, Sherlock Holmes pursues first the case, and then the affections of Miss Adler—and in doing so, marches right in to the lair of his longtime adversary, that malevolent genius of crime: Professor Moriarty. In the spirited, fast-moving and thoroughly theatrical adaptation, Steven Dietz presents Holmes at the height of his powers—surrounded by all the elements that fans of his exploits have come to expect: danger, intrigue, wit, humor and surprise.

Auditions

Sunday, July 28, 2019
6 – 8:30pm

Chaffin’s Barn Rehearsal Space
8204 HWY 100 37221

(located at rear of Chaffin’s Barn property. It’s a large beige metal building. Please park in Chaffins main lot—not in front of rehearsal building)
615-646-9977

Ages of most characters are flexible; looking to cast an ensemble ranging 30’s to 50’s.  Auditionees should be prepared to do multiple dialects while reading sides from the show. Standard British, Cockney, Welsh, French, Scottish and Irish are just a few that may be required.  Please expect to be here for the full two-and-a-half hours unless otherwise notified. See character breakdown below.

All contracts are paid on a sliding scale and paid weekly.

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Rehearsals

August 12 – 24
Tech: August 25 – 28

Performances

August 29 – September 15
Opening Night · 7:30pm
Thursdays · 12pm
Fridays & Saturdays · 7:30pm
Sunday, September 15 · 2pm Matinee

Character Breakdown

Sherlock Holmes – The man himself: our hero and the greatest detective that ever lived. Arrogant and a big fan of dry humor, but he is every bit the genius he believes himself to be. He always has a plan and is frequently disguising himself. Accents required: Standard British, Cockney, and Irish. 

Doctor Watson – A medical doctor, Sherlock’s faithful best friend, and assistant in his many adventures. He frequently questions Sherlock’s methods.  Watson is the narrator of our story and guides the audience along the way. Accent required: Standard British. 

Professor Moriarty – Holmes’ arch nemesis, a genius himself, and evil to the core. Death, chaos, and diabolical plans follow him everywhere he goes. Accent required: Standard British.

The King of Bohemia – A man of royalty and prestige throughout Europe who is being blackmailed and seeking Holmes help and discretion. He is full of love… for multiple women. Accent required: Czech/Austrian. 

Irene Adler – A famous opera singer and the object of desire of several of our characters. She is somehow continually at the center of controversy. Accent required: Standard British. 

James Larrabee – Irene’s husband, who is not everything he seems to be. Accent Required: Standard British. 

Madge Larrabee – James’s sister and Irene’s maid. Accents required: Standard British and French. 

Sid Prince/Ensemble – A thief and Moriarty’s henchman. Also plays various other small parts. Accents required: Standard British, Cockney, and Swiss.