Solve this mystery: Who is the most famous detective in the world? And where will he be tonight?
The answer is Sherlock Holmes, in Macon, at the Grand Opera House.
"Sherlock Holmes is, as you know, the most famous detective in the world," said Meagan Evans, arts marketing coordinator at Mercer University, speaking about the upcoming productions of "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes."
"This is 125 years after Sherlock's initial debut, but the detective is as relevant as ever, thanks to the BBC's version of "Sherlock," which has brought this classic tale to the modern times. We are really excited to be presenting this new interpretation of the classic Sherlock Holmes," she said.
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"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" will bring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved characters to life on the stage, as Sherlock and the ever loyal Dr. Watson carry the audience through a wild and witty whodunit.
"This show has everything people expect from Sherlock Holmes," Evans said. "It's got mystery and intrigue and plenty of Sherlock-esque deductions that keep the action going."
Staging the adventures is the Aquila Theatre, a modern British acting troupe, who is "well-received the world around," Evans said.
"They are made up of British and American actors. They are classically trained, but modernly hip," she said. "Basically, they are known all over the world for the highest quality shows and being affordable. We are really excited to have them here in Macon. They are tying in different classic tales of Sherlock Holmes, which should be fun for the audience."
Aquila Theatre's mission, according to their website, "is to bring the greatest works to the greatest number. We believe passionately that everyone should be given the opportunity to engage with classical drama of the highest quality at an affordable price right in their own community, experience arts from other places and exchange ideas. We re-examine what constitutes a classical work and, in so doing, seek to expand the canon. We endeavor to create bold reinterpretations of classical plays for contemporary audiences that free the spirit of the original work and re-create the excitement of the live performance."
This show is an add-on for the Grand's Broadway Series, which continues with "Saturday Night Fever" on March 12-13 and "Mama Mia" on April 23.
"To round out our Broadway Season for the year, we will have Mary Wilson, the original backup singer for Diana Ross and the Supremes on April 2. I also want to mention that we will showcase the four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Rosanne Cash on April 14," Evans said.
As part of this production "Sherlock," there will be a Grandkids performance at 9:30 a.m. Friday. It is recommended for grades 6 and up and tickets are $10.
"It's a good chance to share the theater with middle and high school kids and make some memories while sharing something that has lasted through the ages," Evans said.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"
When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26
Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.
Information: www.TheGrandMacon.com; 478-301-5470