My Dear Watson (musical 2014)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
My Dear Watson (2014)

My Dear Watson, A Sherlock Holmes Musical is an American musical play written by Jami-Leigh Bartschi and directed by Morgan Matos, performed on 16 and 17 may 2014 at the Annie Russell Theater (Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, USA), starring Kevin Gaj as Sherlock Holmes and Jordan Herrold as Dr. Watson. 1h40.

The musical was conceived by Jami-Leigh Bartschi while pursuing her Master's Degree in Liberal Studies at Rollins College, which required the development of a thesis project. Bartschi's idea was to create and develop a full-length musical production based on the Sherlock Holmes stories, which were among her favorite literary works of all time. You can read Mrs. Bartschi's research paper here.

It combines quotes, characters, and plot elements of several original Conan Doyle stories, including A Study in Scarlet, The Valley of Fear, The Adventure of the Three Garridebs and The Adventure of the Final Problem.

The show was performed again in 2016 and 2017 with different crews.


Several extracts from the musical




  • Director : Morgan Matos
  • Playwright : Jami-Leigh Bartschi
  • Student Director : Kayla Mendez
  • Stage Manager : Madeline Aquino
  • House Manager : Arlene Outerbridge
  • Fight Choreographer : Jef Gordan
  • Lighting Designer : Jon Whitely
  • Assistant Lighting Designer : Holly Stallard
  • Light Board Operator : Hannah Cole
  • Spotlight Operators : Courtney Hoffman, Shae Corey
  • Electrics Crew : Sarah Griffin, Chris Pepe
  • Fly Crew : Danielle Bitikofer, Nicholas Bouwman
  • Sound Technician : Robert Miller
  • Costumer : June Yarborough
  • Makeup / Hair : Teresa Solano, Marina Solano
  • Box Office : Aida Herrold
  • Assistant Stage Managers : Rebekah Clow, Brianna Kegelman
  • Prop Master : Grace Kearney
  • Assistant Prop Master : Ashlee Priest
  • Prop Artisans : Jessica Spencer, Annabella Linares
  • Costume Intern : Lindsay Davey
  • Costume Assistant : Haley Macbeth
  • Marketing Intern : Skye Kim
  • Marketing Assistants : Sierra Outerbridge, Bradley Adams
  • Stage Crew : Eric Bigham, Leah Kearney, Chris Trovillion, David Wohlever, Jennie Gates, Amanda Nash, Alyssa Urian, Lauren Hutchinson, Micah Renfrow, Adam Whelan