TONY-WINNING MUSICAL “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER”, Northwest suburban premiere to perform at Cutting Hall, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL.
Tony Award-winning Best Musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” performs:
October 20 at 8pm
October 21 at 3 PM
October 26 at 8 PM
October 27 at 8 PM
October 28 at 3 PM
Ken Priess plays the role of the eight D’Ysquith heirs and Joel Bennett portrays Monty Navarro.
“Gentleman’s Guide” also features Marisa Boynton(Sibella Hallward), Emily Cox(Phoebe D’Ysquith) and Jenny Rudnick(Miss Shingle). The ensemble also includes Marianne Belter, Jacob Lil, Alma Lumabas, Mia Malone, Kathleen Monson,
Scott Skiple, Carson VanHorn, and Alden Williams.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” features a book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman and music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Direction is by Morra Miller-Priess, Music Direction by Christie Chiles Twillie with choreography by Natasha Law.
“Gentleman’s Guide” is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and nonstop laughs. When the lowborn Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight, and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind.
The most celebrated musical of the 2013-14 Broadway season, “Gentleman’s Guide” received ten 2014 Tony Award nominations, eventually winning four awards: Best Musical, Direction of a Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Costume Design. In addition, it won the Best Musical prizes from the Drama League, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle, and received a 2015 Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Show Album.
“Gentleman’s Guide” opened at Broadway’s Walter Kerr Theatre to overwhelming critical acclaim in November 2013 where The New York Times raved “‘Gentleman’s Guide’ will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.” The Hollywood Reporter enthused “‘Gentleman’s Guide’ restores our faith in musical comedy!” And Time Magazine said “Just as I was about to give up on musicals, along comes ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder’!”
Four tickets call 847-202-5222 or order online at www.cuttinghall.org