‘Gentleman’s Guide’ opens in Lawrence


Press release posted by Bob Evans

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murderwhich took the 2014 Tony Awards by storm with 10 nominations – winning four, including Best Musical, is set to open the 2019-20 season at Theatre Lawrence beginning September 20th, and running through October 6.
Set in London in 1907,  A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro (Tony Console), a penniless clerk who learns after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the Earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family.  Soon after, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in creative and side-splitting ways. A single actor (Patrick Kelly, who has also taken on the role of Douglas County Commissioner) plays all the D’Ysquith relatives standing in Monty’s way to Earldom.
Amid the murdering, Monty has to juggle the affection of two beautiful ladies, his very married mistress, Sibella (Secily Rees), and his fiancée, Phoebe D’Ysquith (Rebekah Ankrom-Baker), as well as the constant threat of landing behind bars! Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives to claim his future as the ninth Earl of Highhurst without being caught? Find out in this murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp, filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughter.
The cast includes: Adrian Brothers, Beth Dearinger, Steven J. Fendt,
Susie LeGault, Robin Michael, Emily Pons, and Kelly Schellman.
Direction for the show is by Ric Averill, Music Direction by Patricia Ahern, Choreography by Molly Gordon, Set and Lighting Design by James Diemer,
Sound Design by Bob Newton, Costume Design by Jane Pennington and
Stage Management by Dawn W. Anderson.
An exhibit featuring the work of Jennifer Joie Webster and Walt Hull will be on display in the Oldfather Lobby.
Sept 20, 21, 22*, 26, 27, 28, 29* | Oct 4, 5, 6*
Evening Performances at 7:30 PM | *Matinee Performances @ 2:30 PM
For Tickets: 785-843-SHOW (7469) | Box Office hours 11:30-4:30 M-F


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