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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Open New Season in September With Sherlock Holmes

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

I can’t wait for this one, because I’ve been a fan of this fictional character for years.  He’s non other than Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective.  He’s bringing exciting mystery, intrigue, wit and surprise to the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre stage, running September 6 through September 21, 2013. The show is adapted by Steven Dietz from the original 1899 play Sherlock by author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and William Gillette.

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure is a thrilling journey through danger, intrigue, and the overwhelming power of deduction, of course

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, presents a mysterious figure by the name of Professor Moriarty, who looms over Holmes and his trusted companion, Dr. Watson. With the feisty opera singer Irene Adler in tow, Holmes, Watson, and Adler set out to uncover the layers of mystery surrounding Moriarty. Sherlock may have finally met his intellectual match in this epic adventure which spans past 221 B Baker Street London and into a world set more than 100 years ago.

Bruce Tinker, Executive and Artistic Director said,  “Civics’ production of SHERLOCK HOMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE features several actors new to our stage, but not to performing, this is a very skilled and experienced cast.”

The cast features:

Sherlock Holmes – Spencer Tomlin*
Dr. John Watson – Patrick Hendren*
Irene Adler – Kristin Ripley*
Professor Moriarty – Joseph Scott Anthony
The King of Bohemia – Walt Riegler
James Larrabee (aka Godfrey Norton) – Brian Peerbolt+
Madge Larrabee (aka Marie/Woman in Mourning) – Lesley Nadwodnik
Sid Prince/Eng. Police – Liam Tichelaar
Clergy/Postboy/Fr. Police – Joshua Regan

*-First production at Civic Theatre +-First show was 2013 SRT

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre Season Sponsor isThe Porter Foundation, and the production sponsor is Centennial Securities.

Go to Civic Theatre’s web site for dates and show times at

For information on the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre or to purchase tickets, call 616-222-6650 or visit

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