15 and 22, 2023 - 8 PM
16 and 23, 2023 - 2 PM
South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange, NJ
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.
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
Don’t miss out on all the madcap mayhem.
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Tickets Start at $45, Special Student Rate Also
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