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COMING TO BAS IN 2024Opening February 23, 2024A LIFE IN THE THEATREby David MametOpening June 21, 2024A new musical from the composers of “Spring Awakening!”ALICE BY HEARTmusicbyDuncanSheik,lyricsbyStevenSater,andabook bySaterwithJessieNelson.Themusicalisinspiredby LewisCarroll's1865novelAlice'sAdventuresin WonderlandandwasoriginallypresentedbyLondon's Royal National Theatre
AUDITIONING NOW!BayAreaStageProductionsisholdingAuditionsfor"ASherlockCarol"agreattwiston bothDoyleandDickensclassics.WrittenbyMarkSheridananddirectedbyStaceyLoew, this play is a fun and different play for the holiday season. AUDITIONS – October 9, 10 & 11 from 7-9pm REQUIREMENTS: *Cold Read **Be honest about any conflicts***No AEALOCATION – The BAS Theatre, 515 Broadway Street in VallejoREHEARSALS – Beginning October 16: Mondays – Thursdays, 7:00 to 10:00 pm*One weekend rehearsal may be called if needed*No rehearsal on Thanksgiving - The night is saved for eating and being with family ��(9)PERFORMANCES:OpensDecember1andclosesDecember17;Friday&Saturdaysat 8pm & Sundays at 3pmMoriartyisdead,tobeginwithandSherlockHolmesisahauntedman.But,whena grown-upTinyTimasksHolmestoinvestigatethedeathofoneEbenezerScrooge,the Great Detective must use his gifts to solve a Dickens of a mystery!Sixactorstakeonthebelovedcharacters(noteplural)ofArthurConanDoyleandCharles Dickens in this adventure for all ages. Are you up for the challenge?Character Breakdown:• Sherlock HolmesItisthreeChristmasessinceHolmes’infamousconfrontationwithMoriartyatthe ReichenbachFalls,andthedetectivehasbecomeamiserhimself,withlittleappetitefor solvingcrimes.ThenherunsintoanowgrownupTinyTim,whopersuadeshimto investigatethemysteriousdeathofEbenezerScrooge.Holmesmustfacehisownghosts to solve the case.• Ebenezer ScroogeThemiserlyprotagonistofDickens’novel,EbenezerScroogeisfirstdescribedasa “squeezing,wrenching,grasping,scraping,clutching,covetousoldsinner”.Hehasnotime orpatienceforChristmas,untilonefatefulyearwhentheghostsofChristmaspast, presentandfutureteachhimtheerrorofhisways.Inthisplay,severalyearshavepassed sincethatnight,andhavingkeptChristmaswellandbecomeagenerousbenefactorto ‘Tiny’TimCratchit,hehaspassedawayunderstrangecircumstances.Hisspectre reappears to guide Holmes on his journey to the truth.• Timothy Cratchit and OthersTheailing‘TinyTim’fromDickens’story,TimothyCratchitisnowarespectedbut impoverisheddoctoratthestrugglingStBernard’sHospitalforChildren.He’sconcerned about the nature of his friend Scrooge’s death, and entreats Holmes to take on the case.• The Countess and OthersSherlock’s old-flame, Irene Adler, who shows up years later as The Countess of Morcar.• Emma Wiggins and OthersEmmaWigginscomestoSherlockwiththenewsthatthekindlyoldScroogehasbeen murderedandthatherfather,Scrooge’sattendant,hasbeenchargedwithstealingthe BlueCarbuncle.Sherlock’sold-flame,IreneAdler,whoshowsup,TheCountessofMorcar, isnoneotherthanIreneAdler,whoappearsintheHolmesstory,‘AScandalinBohemia’. Althoughsheappearsinjustonestory,bestingHolmesanddisappearingwithhernew husbandandanincriminatingphotoofherselfandtheKingofBohemia,shefascinates thedetectiveandismentionedinotherstories.In‘ASherlockCarol’sheshowsupagain, now a countess, and is portrayed as an old flame of Holmes’.• Dr. Watson and OthersSherlockHolmes’faithfulfriendandthenarratoroftheHolmesstories.He’sintelligent, curiousandpatient,puttingupwithHolmes’frequentdepressiveepisodesandhelping himbackonhisfeet.Intheplay,WatsonhasmarriedMaryMorstanandissomewhat estrangedfromthedetectivesincetheReichenbachFallsconfrontation.Healsohas another identity, which is revealed at the end.