Sherlock Holmes

Dr. Watson (Nick Diliberto) and Sherlock Holmes (Michael Slusser) comb the moors for clues in LifeHouse Theater’s original production, “Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles.”

The world-renowned sleuth returns in a new dramatic telling of the most famous and admired detective story ever written. In LifeHouse Theater’s original drama “Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles,” the supremely rational Holmes is thrust into an atmosphere of lonely moors, ancient secrets, deadly threats and ghostly apparitions.

“Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles” becomes the third Sherlock Holmes original drama written by LifeHouse founder and president Wayne R. Scott.

“It is such a privilege to bring back the famous Sherlock Holmes to the LifeHouse stage in a new mystery,” said Scott.

“‘Hound of the Baskervilles’ is arguably the best known of the Holmes mysteries. Guests will enjoy trying to figure out the science behind the supernatural before Holmes and Watson do.”

Michael Slusser plays Sherlock Holmes and Nick Diliberto is Dr. Watson.

Others in the cast are Morgan Evans as Sir Charles Baskerville, Christopher Cotter as John Barrymore, Jennifer Keeney as Eliza Barrymore, Paul Zanone as Inspector Lestrade, David Alloway as Dr. James Mortimer, Philip Folkens as Jack Stapleton, Isabella Spelman as Meryl Stapleton, Rodgir Cohen as Mr. Franklin, Aaron Ramos as Sir Henry Baskerville, Brett Scrima as James Clayton, Noah Evans as Selden, and Cathy Flores as Laura Lyons.

Nathan Smith directs the play, and Robin Peltz is assistant director. Costume design is by Tiffany Michel and set design is by Jacob Michel.

‘Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles’

Performances begin 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, and will continue on weekends through Sunday, Jan. 30. Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays at 2 p.m. (except opening night) and 7 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sundays. In addition to the weekend performances, there will be a special weekday performance at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

Tickets: Regular advance ticket prices for each production are $22 or $26 for adults and $11 or $13 for children ages 3 to 11. No children younger than 3 are admitted. Tickets can be purchased over the phone with a Visa or - by calling (909) 335-3037. Tickets are available online at boxoffice.lifehousetheater.com. Checks can also be mailed to LifeHouse, provided reservations are made far enough in advance. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, which is open from 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays and one hour prior to performance times on the weekends. Tickets are $2 more the day of the performance.

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Guests are encouraged to reserve seats early as performances will sell out.

Upcoming

“Beauty and the Beast” Feb. 12 to March 13.

“Jericho: The Story of Joshua and Rahab” March 26 to April 24.

“Pride and Prejudice” May 7 to June 12.

“King Arthur” June 25 to July 24.

“Alice in Wonderland” Aug. 13 to Sept. 11.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” Sept. 24 to Oct. 23.

 Where: 1135 N. Church St. in Redlands, next to the Redlands Christian School.

 Free parking: Available in back of the theater.

 For more information: Visit lifehousetheater.com or call (909) 335-3037.