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Sherlock rises from the ashes for merry Christmas

Working the audience at a recent Saturday performance, Taproot Theatre’s artistic director Scott Nolte sounded positively giddy. “We have less than 100 tickets left to sell!” he declared. “For the entire run!”

John Longenbaugh, the local writer of Sherlock Holmes And The Case of the Christmas Carol now playing at Taproot, even found himself begging for a ticket for a midweek performance. “Tickets are going fast!” he said.

For any theater, such news definitely creates as much holiday merriment as a well-spiked eggnog. A popular Christmas show brings much needed dollars at the end of the year and, with luck, introduces the theater to new crowds that will spill over to next year. The Cinderella story of this Greenwood success began with an arson fire that burned down the building next door to Taproot and shut down the show “when we had barely started rehearsal,” recalled Terry Edward Moore, the Sherlock then and now. For Moore, the current hit has its…