Presenting YOUNG SHERLOCK at Ames City Auditorium, June 2021
Directed by Morgan Reetz
Script by Craig Sodaro
Take a trip back in time to when young Sherlock Holmes was a student at Butterworth Academy!
When two girls are kidnapped from the academy, John Watson hopes his friend and classmate Sherlock Holmes will be able to solve his first crime. Meanwhile, a psychic named Madame Lulu appears on the scene to find the students, and the bumbling Constable Bing begins his own investigation.
When the psychic suddenly finds the girls after the parents have paid the large fee demanded in the mysterious ransom note, Sherlock is suspicious. He sets a trap to snare the criminal, launching his career as a great detective who can solve crimes even before the police can.
Funded in part by local option tax funds provided by the City of Ames through the Commission on the Arts (COTA) and The Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
June 18-27, 2021
Ames City Auditorium – 520 6th St.
COVID-19 mitigation protocols will be in place for all elements of this production.
AUDITIONS – Sat. April 17 at Story Theater Company – 615 S. Dayton Ave.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 17 from 2:00-4:30 pm. You must be 9-18 years old to audition for a role. To prepare for your audition, please memorize a short monologue and come ready to move around. Click here for the monologue options.
You will be auditioning in small groups. Sign up here for an audition time.
You will be at your audition for 30 minutes. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form. Late arrivals will be moved to another audition time. Bring a photo with you. We will attach your photo to your audition form. Masks are required at auditions.
There will be no callbacks for this production.
Interested in being on the crew? Stop by anytime during auditions to fill out a crew application. Crew positions include (but are not limited to) assistant stage manager, light board op, sound cues, and wardrobe assistant.
Participation fees for this production are $145 for cast members and $45 for crew members. Partial scholarships are available.
At STC, we are proud to offer high quality theatrical instruction. Our participation fee ensures that we are able to continue offering such opportunities to the youth of our community. The fee also includes two tickets, a t-shirt, ensemble party, show poster, and recording of the performance (when allowed by our performance license).
Rehearsals for this production will be Mondays 4:00-6:30, Wednesdays 4:00-6:00, and Saturdays 10:00-12:30 until afternoon tech/dress rehearsals begin on June 14. No rehearsal May 29 or 31 (Memorial Day Weekend). View a preliminary rehearsal schedule here.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited to offer in-person programming while doing everything within our power to maintain a COVID-safe environment for all participants.
This requires a partnership between STC (including staff, board, and facilities) and all participants (including the people they come in contact with).
At this time, the general mitigation protocols include:
- mask-wearing required
- social distancing to the greatest extent possible
- hand sanitization
- an enforced illness policy
- frequent sanitization of facility
If community COVID conditions change, Story Theater Company may choose to alter some of its COVID guidelines. Click here for the most current version of the COVID-19 Policy for Young Sherlock.
ROLES – Approximately 24 roles for ages 9-18.
Monique, a young student
Carlotta, her friend
Ruda, the academy maid
Miss Klegg, the formidable academy cook
Miss Butterworth, the headmistress
Madame Lulu, psychic and clairvoyant
Sherlock Holmes, a student
John Watson, his friend
James Moriarty, Larry Lestrade, Helen Stoner, Irene Adler, Hetty Hudson, Henry Baskerville, students at Butterworth Academy
Lady/Lord Windsor, an important citizen
Leticia Windsor, daughter and academy student
Signor/a Medici, another important figure
Rosa Medici, daughter and academy student
Señor/a Goya, parent of Carlotta
Madame Bonaparte, mother of Monique
Constable Bing, a local police officer
Cyril, a slightly disorganized deputy
Duchess Simpson, a wealthy aristocrat
Hortense, her daughter