Saturday December 17, 2011 / 8:00pmSherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose
6157 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60660
How was your experience?
Cheerful and peppy but unfortunately forgettable, with a walk-through performance given by all. The pace is relentless, ill-suited to an unfolding Sherlock Holmes mystery and the genre of a live radio show. Opportunities for entertaining commercial "breaks" are squandered for (mostly unfunny) scripted promotions, read sotto voce for studio "authenticity". A Prairie Home Companion this is not. To make things a little worse, most of the live keyboard music is limited to one key -- often to one *chord* -- a maddening distraction. Despite the exuberance of the Raven cast I cannot recommend this show to others.