Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose

Adapted by Michael Menendian and John Weagly

From “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Produced by Jerri Wiseman

Directed by R. Aaron Thompson

In this family-friendly holiday mystery, Sherlock Holmes is asked to discover the identity of a man who lost his hat and goose in a late-night scuffle. At first, Holmes treats the request as only a mild curiosity, but then the countess of Morcar’s rare and valuable blue carbuncle is found stuffed down the goose’s throat. The pursuit of the thief leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from 221B Baker Street to Covent Garden Market and all over the streets of wintery London.

Open to ages 10 – 18.

Looking for 8-12 performers.

TUITION:  This Show Team Acting Class will end in a string of professional performances. Classes and rehearsals will include instruction in acting, producing a show, and stage presence. Student participants will learn, through immersion, skills on memorization, characterization, vocal diction and projection, scene development, and other aspects of theatre in order to become stronger, more confident actors. Tuition will be $500 per student. Registration will be available once students have been cast. Scholarships are available.

Auditions will be held on

Monday, September 12 and Thursday, September 15 from 5:00 – 7:00pm

at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Those who would like to audition should reserve an audition slot on Sign-Up Genius and complete an audition form.

What to prepare for the audition;

  • A 1-minute dramatic or classic monologue. Bring your own or choose from one we provide. Memorization is not required.
  • Be prepared for a cold reading from the script.
  • Bring a joke and tell it!

Bring all known conflicts. No absences will be permitted in the 2 weeks prior to opening night. Read through will be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, September 28 in Sterling. Rehearsals will be held two nights per week Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (days vary by week). Two weeks of tech will begin Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 8.  Actors must be available for all performances.

Performances December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2:00pm and December 21, 22 and 23 at 7:00pm.