Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular
Young Wiggins, the leader of a gang of street urchins, picks the wrong pocket to pick and ends up in the hands of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, who immediately sees potential in this ingenious youngster. Full of suspense and comedy, this show will delight audiences of all ages.
Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Sherlock Holmes! This is a live production that will be produced on the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Stage. As a City of Coralville program, we cannot require mask wearing by volunteers or audience members. Actors are welcome to wear masks during rehearsals. Performances of this show will be unmasked.
There are three performances. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this:
- Friday, September 10 at 7:00 PM
- Saturday, September 11 at 7:00 PM
- Sunday, September 12 at 2:00 PM.
Rehearsals run Monday – Thursday from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM as well as Sunday afternoons. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start July 19. Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.
Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Sunday, September 5. No absences are permitted during tech week. Note that there will be a rehearsal on Labor Day, September 6, in the evening and that rehearsal is mandatory as well.
Casting is open to actors entering 5th through 12th grade in the fall.
- Friday, June 18 from 6pm to 8pm
- June 19 from 10am to 12pm
Auditions will be held at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville. Please use the underground parking entrance. The entrance will be marked “Sherlock Holmes Auditions”.
Actors may perform a short monologue if they would like, but this is not required. All actors will read scenes from the script. You are welcome to read through the scenes in advance by clicking the links below.
- Scene 1 - Holmes, Watson, Wiggins
- Scene 2 - Landlady, Watson, Anna, Oliver
- Scene 3 - Wiggins, Mary
- Scene 4 - Watson, Wiggins, Holmes, Hudson
- Scene 5 - Holmes, Watson, Wiggins, Ryder, Catherine
You must submit an audition form AND sign up for an audition time slot. Click on the link below for the audition form. The form will also direct you to sign up for a time slot. Do not forget to go back to your audition form and click send.
Participation Fees & Scholarships
If cast, Young Footliters has a $45 participation fee for this production to help cover costs (such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities). Thank you for your understanding and support.
Scholarships are available through the Revier Family Scholarship Fund for families with financial need. Please contact Evan Hilsabeck to request a scholarship form.
If you have any questions about the audition process, or any concerns about anything else to do with Young Footliters, you can e-mail Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374.
Performances of Sherlock Holmes and the First Baker Street Irregular will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Ticketing information will be forthcoming.
- Friday, September 10, 7:00 PM
- Saturday, September 11, 7:00 PM
- Sunday, September 12, 2:00 PM
Director -Matt Falduto
Stage Manager - Sara O'Donnell
Join the Cast
Auditions for Sherlock Holmes. are being held June 18-19.
Click the Auditions tab above for information on auditioning.
Join the Crew
From light board operators to set painters, it takes a village to make a produciton. If you have skills in theatre production, or would like to learn, we'd love to have you on our team. Volunteers are frequently needed in the following areas:
- Light Board Operator
- Sound Board Operator
- Assistant Stage Managers
- Lighting and Sound assistants
- Scenic Construction
- Scenic Painting
E-mail Artistic Producer Elizabeth Tracey or call 319.248.9374 to learn more!