Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at Meadow Brook Theatre

In “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery,” a supernatural hound appears to be out to kill the only heir left in the Baskerville line. Sherlock Holmes is determined to keep him alive and unharmed. In this comedic reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskerville,” there are bound to be plenty of laughs right along with the twists and turns…and even a few chills.

“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” by Ken Ludwig, makes its Michigan premiere at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester from October 5 through 30, 2016.

Phil Powers as Dr. Watson and Ron Williams as Sherlock Holmes

Phil Powers as Dr. Watson and Ron Williams as Sherlock Holmes

“I wanted to do it was soon as I read it. It’s similar to “The 39 Steps,” that we did a few years ago. There are a handful of actors that play dozens of characters. I know our audiences will love the magic that brings it all together,” Travis Walter, MBT artistic director said. “It’s a great story many of us already know, but this new twist will make it a brand new adventure, and a pretty fun—and funny—one at that.”

A cast of Meadow Brook favorites welcomes the new season. Ron Williams is Sherlock Holmes with Phil Powers as his sidekick Dr. John Watson. Peter Prouty, David Wobler and Cheryl Turski split the other 38 characters between them, often changing roles in just the blink of an eye.

Photos courtesy of Sean Carter at Sean Carter Photography

Photos courtesy of Sean Carter at Sean Carter Photography

“Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” is directed by Travis W. Walter. Terry Carpenter is the stage manager, with set design by Jen Price Fick, costumes by Liz Goodall, lighting by Reid G. Johnson and sound by Mike Duncan.

Tickets range from $27 to $42 and are available by calling the Meadow Brook Theatre box office at 248-377-3300 or going online at www.ticketmaster.com. Student discounts are available at the box office. Groups of eight or more should call 248-370-3316 for group pricing.

Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

This production of “Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” is made possible through the generous support of Lelli’s of Auburn Hills, and also through continued support from The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kresge Foundation, The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and the Meadow Brook Theatre Guild.

Meadow Brook Theatre is located on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. For additional information, please visit www.mbtheatre.com. Meadow Brook Theatre is a nonprofit, cultural institution serving southeast Michigan for 50 years.

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