Lauren Bowler and Alex Zahara star in Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery coming to Vernon Nov. 10.

Lauren Bowler and Alex Zahara star in Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery coming to Vernon Nov. 10.

Everyone’s favourite detective is back on the case

Arts Club Theatre is about to release the hound in Vernon with the spoof, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

The game’s afoot when the world’s most famous sleuth leaves his London home at 221B Baker Street to hunt a bloodthirsty hound on the Vernon stage.

It won’t be any elementary play when Arts Club Theatre Company brings its touring production of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery to Vernon Thursday, Nov. 10.

The first performance in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society’s 2016-17 theatre series, the fast-paced farcical comedy stars everyone’s favourite detective and features five actors playing more than 40 comical characters, who fill the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs in this zany whodunit based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic.

The production follows wealthy Henry Baskerville, who is threatened by the fable of a bloodthirsty hound on the moors. Holmes and Watson are on the case to sniff out the culprit.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery is right at home among playwright Ken Ludwig’s acclaimed credits, including Lend Me A Tenor, which won two Tony Awards of the seven it was nominated for and which The Washington Post called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century.”

Ludwig’s other credits include Crazy For You, which spent five years on Broadway and the West End, and was a Tony and Olivier award winner for Best Musical, Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway and West End), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Broadway), Treasure Island (West End), Twentieth Century (Broadway), Leading Ladies, Shakespeare in Hollywood, The Fox on the Fairway, The Three Musketeers and The Beaux’ Stratagem.

Arts Club Theatre, who have previously toured such productions as Avenue Q, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, and Boeing Boeing to Vernon, is the largest theatre company in Western Canada.

Each year, more than a quarter of a million people experience the best in professional theatre on Arts Club’s tours throughout the province and at their three venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Tickets for Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m., are $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $40 for students. Call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log on to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets and more information.