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Seattle Rep - Hound of the BaskervillesI was recently invited by The Seattle Repertory Theatre for an evening out to see their latest show, The Hound of the Baskervilles.

The Seattle Rep was so generous and really spoiled us for the night!

Ten MercerFirst, we ate like chow “hounds” with dinner at Ten Mercer on them!

Ten MercerMy choice was the Seared Petite Tenderloin Medallions (Creekstone Farms Premium Black Angus Beef) – shoulder tender medallions, wine demi glace, gorgonzola, mushrooms, sun-dried tomato, served over garlic mashers with seasonal vegetable.

Oh so, comfort-food-delicious!

Ten MercerJust look at that perfectly cooked meat – so tender!

Ten MecerMy date (my 13 year old son) enjoyed the Washington Chicken – garlic-crusted pan-roasted Washington chicken, rosemary garlic fingerlings, pan jus.

After dinner we headed over to the theatre for a private backstage tour.

Seattle RepIt was fun to see the monster scene shop where they built the incredible set for “Hound”.

Seattle RepWe also got a tiny peek at the set for the next show. :-)

Seattle RepWe toured the costume shop where all of the period costumes were made for the show.

Seattle RepI studied drama in college and worked in local theatres for several years after that – it was so much fun to be backstage again!

Seattle RepThey even let us watch the pre-show fight call – there are quite a few choreographed fight scenes in this show.

Seattle RepAfter the tour, my son and I enjoyed pre-theatre drinks in the lobby, under the Rotunda, before settling into our seats. (Of course the 13 year old had a coke – in a bottle! So classy!)

Seattle RepThey even hosted a private little reception for us at intermission with drinks and these sweet little desserts. What hospitality! I felt so pampered!

Brash Canadian Henry Baskerville has inherited a British manor…and a mystery. Strange things are happening on the moor and someone is trying to kill him. Could it be tied to the legend of a fearsome diabolical hound? This classic Victorian whodunit, based on the original story by Arthur Conan Doyle – adapted by David Pichette and R. Hamilton Wright and directed by Allison Narver, solves the case with the help of the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.

The show only plays until December 15, so hurry and get your tickets! The limited remaining performances are this Wednesday through Sunday and, trust me, you do not want to miss it!

The Seattle Rep is also partnering with the Seattle Humane Society to sponsor a pet food drive during The Hound of the Baskervilles. Bring pet food with you when you go see the show and it will be donated to the Seattle Humane Society’s Pet Food Bank. Donations benefit low-income, sick and elderly pet owners.

And for all you dog owners out there – In conjunction with the world premiere adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, the theatre is bringing back Dog’s Night Out!

Bring your canine pal to this pooch-friendly special added performance on Sunday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $25 per dog and $50 per human. How much fun is that?

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