Area Premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder hits DLC’s stage this month
Drama Learning Center’s professional training company for emerging young artists will present A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder later this month. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is an uproarious comedic romp filled with witty, scene-stealing musical laughs. The musical hit was the most-nominated show of the 2014 season with ten TONY Award nominations (including four wins), seven Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, and a Drama League Award.
When the low-born 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. He sets off down a far more ghoulish path to speed up the line of succession. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives using a great deal of charm and a dash of murder to become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And don’t forget about love… because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind. Based on a novel by Roy Horniman, the book and score written by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak are filled with indelible tunes and perpetual laughs in a what’s-old-is-new-again approach to storytelling that will have audiences wondering whether the show was first produced in 2014 or during Broadway’s Golden Age.
Drama Learning Center’s Professional Training Company, TYA (Teaching Young Artists), presents its Winter production and the area premiere of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder from January 12-20, 2019 at Drama Learning Center in Columbia. A select program available by audition only, the TYA program allows students to work in a professional theatre environment as they learn about all aspects of theatrical work. TYA has a strong history of bringing cutting-edge titles to local audiences. The group has previously mounted area premieres of Cry-Baby, Hands on a Hardbody, First Date, Carrie the Musical, GHOST the Musical, 13, Legally Blonde, and High School Musical. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder kicks off TYA’s 2019 season, which will also include another musical production in June and a summer intensive Theatre for Young Audiences production in July. This production continues TYA’s long-standing tradition of producing professional contemporary musical theatre.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is presented by permission through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.
January 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 pm
January 13 & 20 at 2:00 pm
$18 in advance
$20 at the door