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.
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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”.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
The title alone is enough to draw attention. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder would certainly do it. What’s not to love? It combines murder and romance, two of the most enthralling elements in storytelling. It tells the tale of Monty Navarro, who learns he is in line of succession to the castle of Highhurst and the wealth of the D’Ysquith family, and all he has to is murder the eight successors above him. But it’s more than that. It combines humor and class to portray the…Continue
The 2014 Tony Award Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, gave me so many mixed feelings. When Monty Navarro learns he is the eighth in…Continue