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The World Will Know How Good This Show Is

     How can a musical about teenage boys selling newspapers possibly be entertaining? At its premise, Newsies may not sound like a very thrilling show. I can assure you that that’s not the case at all.  Newsies, directed by Jeff Calhoun, tells the story of New York City’s newsboys, led by Jack Kelly (Joey Barreiro), as they strike against newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard) for fair paper prices at the end of the…

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Added by Larissa Milles on February 10, 2016 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Extra! Extra! The Kings of New York Seize the Day!

Newsies originated as a musical film starring Christian Bail and there has been talk for some time about taking the show to the stage. Now that it is finally happening there are some people who are semi-sceptical if this production will live up to the Broadway standards, but rest assured that if you are a fan of the film, you’ll like the theatrical version even more!

 

The story follows a band of of…

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Added by Noah Coon on February 10, 2016 at 12:55am — No Comments

Feeling Blue?

    Sometimes it can really be hard to tell the difference between a séance and family friendly show. Let’s be real, in a progressive society like today, feeling uncomfortable is the new cool. Not only that, but questioning whether or not you wasted a few hours of your life watching inanimate, blue plastic men make juvenile jokes is the new best way to spend a date-night. Anyway, you have a $50 ticket that begs to differ otherwise.

    A pool of these middle-aged (but young at…

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Added by Contessa Boorman on February 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

I Love That Gentleman's Murders

              A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a hilarious show describing how Monty Navarro finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom from his mother’s side of the family. Named the D’Ysquiths, the family is a wealthy and arrogantly money focused group of Londoners, that originally shunned Monty’s mother. Greedy to gain the attention and love of Sibella Hallward, Monty decides to kill the other eight heirs who stand in the way of his dukedom. The story is told through the…

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Added by Ryan Lenard on January 12, 2016 at 12:33am — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, starring Kevin Massey as Monty Navarro and John Rapson as the D'Ysquith family was a musical about Mr. Navarro literally fighting-and killing- his way to the top of the hierarchy that was the D'Ysquith family. Set in 1909 London, England this show brought the audience on Monty Navarro's journey not only to the top of the family tree, but also through the journey of what was his confusing love life. With Kristen Beth Williams playing Sibella Hallward,… Continue

Added by Bella Hartley Noyes on January 10, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

The Tony Award-winning show A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder was a show that at moments grasped the attention of the audience and moments where the audience just wanted to leave. The story is about a young man named Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey) who finds himself, among seven others, who are in line to become earl. Wanting to make it to the top, he devises a plan, murder the seven. While dealing with rise to the top he also is balance two women, Sibella Hallward (Kristen Beth Williams) a… Continue

Added by Maddie on January 8, 2016 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Worth Killing For

With seven murders (and one timely death) per show, it is clear why A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder won the Tony award for Best Musical in 2014. Created by Robert Freedman, Steven Lutvak, and Jonathan Tunick, the show is a musical comedy.

I don’t think I have ever laughed more at any other theatre performance. The storyline follows Monty, a young man who is informed that he is ninth in line to be the Earl of Highhurst. Wanting to impress a girl, he becomes determined…

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Added by Devyn Terry on January 8, 2016 at 5:52pm — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide to Living

    The Tony award winning musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder takes audience members through a gripping tale at The State theater in downtown Minneapolis this week. This tale has gone from book to movie to musical, being revised and altered all along the way. A Gentleman’s Guide is an upbeat musical with a very eloquent script, unique story, and of course, love and murder.



    Monty Navarro played by Kevin Massey is the gentleman “writing” the guide. He gave clear…

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Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on January 8, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder Lives Up To The Hype

Before A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder started, a fellow audience member remarked to me that she worried the show would be underwhelming, because of how high her expectations for the critically-acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical had been raised. She need not have worried.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder (which plays at the State Theater through January 10) tells the story of Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey), who discovers that his mother was an…

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Added by Annie Schoonover on January 8, 2016 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Murder To Die For

On January 5th at the State theater I saw A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The title may lead you to picture a dark, mysterious, and high class. The truth is quite different but I feel just as enjoyable. The show had and almost Twilight Zone and 007 feel to it. It opens with a group dressed in black warning the faint of heart to turn back. With the way it is approached it is a perfect reveal of the true feeling of the show. Even though a large part of the plot is about murder it still… Continue

Added by Moira Weiland on January 8, 2016 at 12:50am — 2 Comments

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Overkill

A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder

The show starts with a warning to the audience that what they are about to see is chilling and gruesome. From there you are taken through a journey led by an early 1900’s man named Monty Navarro, played by Kevin Massey, as he tries to become the Earl of Highhurst to win over his love Sibella, and is willing to do anything it takes to get there. The show is not a “who-dun-it”, but rather a “how one commits murder and gets away with it”.

A…

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Added by Alyssa Huete on January 8, 2016 at 12:48am — 2 Comments

Your Average Guide to Love and Murder

My expectations were high as I sat down to see A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder on Tuesday night at the State Theatre. After all, it had won the Tony for Best Musical in 2014 and the testimonies of others had gotten me excited for what I was about to see. Sadly, I found myself rather disappointed at the show’s conclusion. I had expected to be blown away but instead was left with something I found to be a somewhat average. Don’t get me wrong, A Gentleman’s Guide was by no…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on January 8, 2016 at 12:36am — 1 Comment

"Love and Murder" and Full of Life.

'Love and Murder' and Full of Life.

By Emma Meents



Monty Navarro is a man with a mission: A mission to secure his fate as hier to his family fortune. Unfortunately just a few small hurdles lie in his way on the path to achieving that mission, such as, say, the eight successors to the family fortune in front of him. Ah, details.



This Monty fellow is crafty, though. He is able to speed up the process by, you guessed it, killing everyone in line in front of… Continue

Added by Emma on January 8, 2016 at 12:23am — 2 Comments

“Murder is Not a Hobby for The Cautious”

    It is easy to see how "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" won the Tony for best musical in 2014. It's also easy to say that this show has become my favorite musical. It has left me with a euphoria that has lingered since Tuesday night. Following Monty Navarro (Kevin Massey) in his gruesome journey to become the next Earl of Highhurst by eliminating eight of his relatives, who succeed him in inheriting the family fortune, is a splendid (more splendid than you would think murder…

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Added by Ruby Regan on January 8, 2016 at 12:07am — 1 Comment

A Guide to "A Gentleman's Guide"

Never before in my life have I laughed at death quite so hard as I did Tuesday night during A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. The 2014 Best Musical Tony Award Winner has an uncanny ability to juxtapose hilarious musical theater songs with gruesome death in such a way that had me doubled over laughing.

The show begins with the voice of Monty Navarro playing recorded through the theater. The voice explained that Monty was writing his…

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Added by Anne Boatman on January 8, 2016 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

I've Decided to Marry This Show

Forget poison in his pocket,  Monty Navarro is a poisonous character making you love his murderous self just by existing. A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman is one for the ages. How a man can be so clever I shall never know; the lyrics, spoken dialogue, set costumes and plot are phenomenal and engage the audience when sitting in the theatre.

A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder tells the story of a young Monty Navarro, a young lad who has just found out he…

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Added by Aubrey Salita on January 7, 2016 at 11:42pm — 2 Comments

A Writer’s Guide to Symbolism and Comedy

George Mulder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

A Writer’s Guide to Symbolism and Comedy

Being a gentleman is more than minding your manners. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is playing at the State Theatre in Minneapolis from January 5-10. The show won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2014. This is suggesting it ranks with shows like Once (2012 winner) and The Phantom of the Opera (1988 winner). It seems as if Broadway…

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Added by George Mulder on January 7, 2016 at 11:13pm — 1 Comment

A Gentleman’s Guide to Wowing the Audience

 

Kate Lawless

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

The Tony Award winning show, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, currently being performed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, is surprisingly a comedic delight. The overview of the plot is simple— a man, the…

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Added by Kate Lawless on January 7, 2016 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

Dial 'M' For Monty

When we think of musical theater these days, it’s not unusual to envision an incredibly emotional show with touching songs, a tear-jerking plot line, and a deep hidden meaning that has the power to change the way we look at humanity and the world around us. This automatic connection can be blamed on the large amount of wildly famous shows, such as Les Misérables and Rent, that feed off of raw emotion and can bring the…

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Added by Claire Karges on January 7, 2016 at 10:57pm — 2 Comments

A Gentelman's Guide to Love and Murder

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" is not a show for a classy gentleman to be sure. Blaring off the stage is the story of Monty Navarro, eighth in line to be the earl of the extremely wealthy D'Ysquith family, who sets about killing, or purposefully not saving, each relative who succeeds him. Throughout his quest to diminish the other heirs, you see Navarro struggle between his long-term love affair and his new fiancé. Each death was told in a different setting, with loud scenery and… Continue

Added by Catherine Lily Wojda on January 7, 2016 at 10:55pm — 1 Comment

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