Friday, April 28, 2023

Light Opera of NJ Presents "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" - Early Ticket Discount Available



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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder


July 15 and 22, 2023 - 8 PM

July 16 and 23, 2023 - 2 PM

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ 

Light Opera of New Jersey continues its 27th Season of operetta and musical theatre with a production of 2014 Tony award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, based on the 1907 novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman.

Joseph Hayward directs the production with Griffin Strout as the musical director, Matthew Lynady as choreographer, CJ Howard, Scenic Design, and Jason Tramm as Executive Producer.

Experience Steven Lutvak’s and Robert Freedman’s Tony Award-winning operetta this summer at the South Orange Performing Arts Center!

Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder focuses on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk. After the death of his mother, Monty discovers he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, a grand estate controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquith inheritors (all played by a single actor, adding to the merriment) begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. Meanwhile, Monty is trying to woo money-minded Sibella Hallward—until he finds himself drawn to young Phoebe D’Ysquith.

How will all these convoluted storylines come together? Famed New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood praised A Gentleman’s Guide upon its premier in 2014, saying:

“Despite the high body count, this delightful show will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form: musicals that match streams of memorable melody with fizzily witty turns of phrase. Bloodlust hasn’t sung so sweetly, or provided so much theatrical fun, since Sweeney Todd first wielded his razor with gusto many a long year ago.”


Don’t miss out on all the madcap mayhem.

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Tickets Start at $45, Special Student Rate Also Available

Order through June 1 and get a 10% Early Bird Discount

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