The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Children’s Theatre of California puts the detective with the deerstalker cap center stage in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A break-neck pace and deliciously detailed sets work to keep children—and adults—on the edge of their seats. Jason Kuykendall’s Holmes is both smug and excitable, with a decided predilection for chocolate. Watson, played by David Pierini, combines bluster and bafflement. Katie Rubin does well as Miss Owens, but has a real scene-stealer in a bit as an old gypsy woman. With action and humor galore, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes will delight all ages.
Children’s Theatre of California; 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 4 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday; $15 children, $20 adults. 2711 B Street; (916) 443-5300, www.bstreettheatre.org. Through May 27.