Holmes and Watson @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater

  • December 06, 2017
  • Milwaukee
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  • NOTE: Member ($68) with guest ($83) will cost a total of $151. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.

Estimated Trip Duration:
East Towne Sears: 9:10 AM - 5:50 PM
Capitol Lakes: 8:50 AM - 6:05 PM
Oakwood West: 8:30 AM - 6:25 PM

Guest Registration Fee: $83

Registration period has ended. Our ticket order is in. Three tickets left

Registration Fee includes Badger Bus Charter Service with Wi-Fi and theater ticket.

Lunch is on your own.

Optional Group Lunch is available to those who are hesitant of joining the trip solo, to offset not knowing anyone & uncomfortable eating alone.
Registration is closed

Join us Wednesday, December 6 for the fourth play in the PLATO 2017-2018 nine-play Milwaukee theater trip series with Holmes and Watson.

Midwest Premiere

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Sherlock Holmes following his “death” at Reichenbach Falls. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective and matching his physical description.

Watson must confront the men and figure out which one is the real Holmes. This thrilling new drama, by the celebrated writer of the movies Mr. Holmes and Stage Beautyis next up in our series of popular mysteries like The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps.

By Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed By Joseph Hanreddy

“Nowadays it is rare to encounter a genuine writer in the theater—someone…who has a genuine feel for language. So when such a thing comes along, it’s exciting…Hatcher’s voice is one I want to hear again soon." — NY Daily News

Video Preview (1:34)

Meet the Cast of "Holmes and Watson" (1:33)

Director Joseph Hanreddy on "Holmes and Watson" (1:39)

Approximate Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission (1:30 PM - 3:00 PM)

Talk Back:

We will join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

Learn more by visiting the Holmes and Watson webpage regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 14) draws near. 

Holmes and Watson will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.  

The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.  

Rep In-Depth  an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk. 

Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.

Guest Policy Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.                                                                        

LUNCH is on your own*
Our bus will make two neighborhood lunch stops:
First, at Milwaukee Public Market for the Historic Third Ward, and

Second, at the Milwaukee Rep for downtown areas surrounding the theater.

*Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses  this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes"  to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. The Group Lunch will be attending the Rep Speaker Luncheon (see below).

Milwaukee Public Market (11:00 AM)

Our first stop will be at the Milwaukee Public Market containing eight distinctive eateries.

There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. For list of PLATO theater trip participants' restaurant recommendations including websites and map, click here.

Historic Third Ward Official Map

Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

Milwaukee Rep (11:15 AM)

There are a number of restaurants near the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep all within easy walking distance. 

For list of restaurant recommendations from PLATO theater trip participants including websites and map, click here.

Rep Speaker Luncheon is back!

The Rep Speaker Matinee Lunch is a buffet consisting of soup du jour, mixed green salad, seasonal fruit, assorted finger sandwiches (egg salad, ham & cheese, tuna salad + 1 chef’s choice), warm rolls, and assorted cookies and bars.  Beverages include regular and decaf coffee and assorted teas. 

It is held in the adjoining Intercontinental Hotel,   Cash bar is available. Lunch will be served buffet style from 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM. 

Joseph Hanreddy, Director of Holmes and Watson, will the Rep Speaker.

Cost: $20

Pay at the door with cash or credit card.

Note: Registration is required 
Register by contacting Sara Blohowiak at sarablohowiak@intercontinentalmilwaukee.com, or 414-291-4790.


Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.

– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.

– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.

Leave Madison

8:30 AM     Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

8:50 AM  Arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:10 AM    Arrives at East Towne Sears

9:25 AM    Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

In Milwaukee

11:00 AM     Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants

11:15 AM    Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants and Rep Speaker Luncheon.

12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep In-Depth pretalk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

12:45 PM  Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins

1:30 PM      Holmes and Watson performance begins

3:00 PM      Holmes and Watson performance ends

3:15 PM     Talk Back begins

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM  Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

4:20 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison (Estimated)

5:50 PM      Return to East Towne Sears

6:05 PM     Return to Capitol Lakes

6:25 PM     Return to Oakwood University Oaks

Holmes and Watson Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):

PLATO Members Form

For further information, contact Homes and Watson theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke,bblitzke@gmail.com and 608-271-7741







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