The greatest detective that ever lived has finally met his match: his creator. The Man Who Murdered Sherlock Holmes is a brand new musical that pits the legendary detective against his own author, Arthur Conan Doyle. Inspired by actual events, with a little fantasy thrown in, this musical mystery adventure imagines a battle of wits between Doyle, who wants his character dead, and Holmes, who demands to be revived to preserve his legacy. But before they can resolve their differences, the writer and his creation must team up to solve the real-life crime of "The Wyrley Ripper." The result is a spirited adventure that lights up the Mercury Theater Chicago stage as award-winning actors bring these legendary personalities to life.
Event Description: Celebrated musical theater artists, John Reeger and Julie Shannon (Mercury Theater Chicago’s The Christmas Schooner) teamed up with Michael Mahler (Marriott Theatre’s October Sky and Hero) to bring these fabulous personalities to musical life on the Mercury Theater Chicago stage. Director Rachel Rockwell (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s Ride the Cyclone) will lead a cast of award-winning actors including Nick Sandys and Michael Lindner.
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