A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
|01/10/2019 - 02/03/2019|
|7:30 pm - 10:30 pm|
“We’re pleased to open this year’s season with this particular show for a number of reasons” says Ritz Theatre Co. Producing Artistic Director Bruce Curless. “I feel that this show is perfectly matched to the Ritz audience. We’re thrilled to have Ritz Theatre veteran Peter John Rios directing, and we welcome Music Director Michael J. Weaver to The Ritz.
And although the show’s Broadway production earned four TONY and several other awards, then went on a national tour, The Ritz is the only regional licensor of the show! Add it all up, and once again we bring our audiences something very special and unique!”
Nominated for ten Tony Awards in the 2014 season, this uproarious musical comedy explores the life of the lowly-born Monty Navarro, who has just discovered that he is eighth in line for an earldom.
Monty figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind.
Director Peter John Rios adds: “With another round of frantic, stressful holidays behind us, there can be no doubt that the Ritz Theatre’s 2019 season opener will resonate with so many of you in our audiences. In a show about climbing up the ladder of influence over the backs of horrible family members, who wouldn’t want to ‘take care’ of that annoying cousin that drank too much at your party?
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder killed on Broadway! No doubt that’s because this marvelous show gives audiences the guilty pleasure of seeing despicable people get what they deserve. And we can sure use that right about now.”
Director and Choreographer: Peter John Rios
Music Director: Michael J. Weaver
Set Designer: W. Kris Clayton
Sound Design: Matthew Gallagher
Costume Design: Briana Bailey
Lighting Design: Chris Miller
In order of appearance
Monty Navarro — Taylor Darden
Miss Shingle — Trisha Dennis*
Sibella Hallward — Sophie Jones*
Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr — Nicholas French
Tour Guide — Caroline Milby
Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith, Jr. — Nicholas French
Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith — Nicholas French
Miss Barley — Alyssa Batsakis*
Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith, Sr. — Nicholas French
Henry D’Ysquith — Nicholas French
Tom Copley — Shawn Hudson*
Phoebe D’Ysquith — Mariel Rosati
Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith — Nicholas French
Newsboys — Shawn Hudson*, Michael J. DeFlorio, Caroline Milby, Megan Falasco*
Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith — Nicholas French
Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey — Nicholas French
Actors — Bryce Menard*, Shawn Hudson*, Michael J. DeFlorio
Lady Eugenia — Megan Falasco*
Mr. Gorby — Bryce Menard*
Chief Insector Pinckney — Michael J. DeFlorio
Guard — Shawn Hudson*
Magistrate — Bryce Menard*
Chauncey — Charles Finchon*
Ensemble — Alyssa Batsakis*, Michael J. DeFlorio, Megan Falasco*, Shawn Hudson*, Bryce Menard*, Caroline Milby
*Ritz Mainstage Debut
Dance Captain — Bryce Menard
Production Manager — Matthew Weil
Technical Director — Connor Profitt
Stage Manager / Light Board Operator — Alyssa Sendler
Sound Design — Matthew Gallagher
Sound Board Operator — Anastasia Swan
Scenic Artist — Lauren Clayton
Spot Operators — Gabriel Slimm
ASM — Sam Tait
Thursday January 10 @ 7:30 pm
Friday January 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday January 12, 8:00 pm
Sunday January 13, 2:00 pm
Friday January 18, 8:00 pm
Saturday January 19, 8:00 pm
Sunday January 20, 2:00 pm
Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 pm
Friday January 25, 8:00 pm
Saturday January 26, 8:00 pm
Sunday January 27, 2:00 pm
Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 pm
Friday February 1, 8:00 pm
Saturday February 2, 8:00 pm
Sunday February 3, 2:00 pm
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Friday and Saturday Nights – $28.50-$33.50
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The Ritz Theatre Company was founded over thirty years ago to bring live, quality, professional productions to our region … and we’re still doing it today.
Throughout our history, we’ve aspired to make theatre accessible to everyone, to entertain our audiences with favorites, to challenge them (and ourselves) with complex works, to provide on-stage training for actors, to introduce kids to the magic of live theatre, and to help restore the historic building we call our home.
Managed by our staff, supported by a dedicated volunteer base, bolstered by our loyal subscribers, sustained by our generous sponsors and donors, and guided by our Board of Directors, the Ritz remains a gem in the community we gratefully serve.
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