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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol
by John Longenbaugh, directed by Scott Nolte
November 16-December 29

REVIEWS (2012):

“this is one of the very best plays in Seattle this holiday season.”

Jerry Kraft | Seattle Actor


“It’s a new take on an old standard. And it, too, in the spirit of the season, ends with a message of hope, charity, and forgiveness.”

Nancy Worssam | Arts Stage – Seattle Rage


“this somewhat quirky concept delivers a heartwarming tale—a pleasing way to pass a dark and rainy Seattle December evening.”

Alan Sydney | Drama in the Hood


“this is a confident and completely believable staging”

Terra Sullivan | Seattle Weekly


“this production is the perfect mash up of Charles Dicken’s classic “A Christmas Carol” and the traditional interpretation of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries”

Jeffery Totey | Writer of Pop


“Need something to get you in the mood for Christmas? Looking for a way to celebrate the season? If you’d relish a date night, a family outing, or just love drama, I highly recommend tickets to this production.”

Rosemarie Kowalski | peacefulones


“Allow yourself to really get into this play, and you’ll laugh and maybe even cry.”

Jacqueline Pruner | Heed the Hedonist


“If you want a Holmesian flavor and charming cleverness with your classic Christmas story, Taproot is the place for you!”

J. Autumn Needles | EDGE Seattle


“Longenbaugh’s play is insightful and funny. Make sure you see it this holiday season!”

Elizabeth Griffin | Journal Newspapers



PREVIEWS (2012):

Staying true to Sherlock this Christmas at Taproot

By Rosemary Jones | Seattle Theater


Interview with director Scott Nolte and playwright John Longenbaugh with Marta Zekan on KING FM’s Arts Channel:

Reviews from 2010

Previews from 2010

  • “smart, witty and fun” – Misha Berson, Seattle Times
  • “it’s amazing no one’s thought of this before. …ingenious” – Tom Tangney, KIRO Radio
  • “Taproot’s got good news: a brand new mashup of the Dickens classic.” – Mark D. Fefer, Seattle Weekly
  • “Stephen’s interaction throughout the performance is a stunning display of American theater at its best.” – Andrew Davis, Seattle P-I Greenwood-Phinney
  • “It’s elementary, really. … it works seamlessly. … Holmes aficionados will find numerous delights.” – Machelle Allman, Seattle’s Child
  • “Moore is pure magic.” – Dale Burrows, The Enterprise
  • “Holmes fans will delight in Terry Edward Moore’s depiction of the blade thin, incisive, emotionally detached detective” – Miya Cohen-Sieg, Queen Anne News
  • “For some reason, the holidays are never complete without a good performance or two. Thankfully, I was able to locate just the right diversion this Christmas – Taproot Theatre is performing ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.’” – Kim Martinez, Kim Martinez Staying Focused
  • “my biggest gripe was the fact that the show was eventually going to end.” – Steven Gomez, The Russians Used a Pencil
  • “very cleverly written. … Longenbaugh really captures the true Holmes character as he is portrayed in the books by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, making the script truly enjoyable.” – Emma M., Teen Tix
  • “It’s the best of Dickens and Doyle. … You won’t want to miss this cheery, insightful and hilarious journey with some of literatures best.” – Meredith Pechta,

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