Photo Flash: Regional Premiere Of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Opens Tomorrow At Drama Learning Center
Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists opens the area premiere of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder tomorrow. The limited engagement will run for six performances only over the next two weekends. 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.This production continues TYA's long-standing tradition of producing professional contemporary musical theatre.
Tickets on sale at www.dramalearningcenter.com or by calling 410-997-9352.
Photo Credit: Trent Haines-Hopper/THsquared Photography
Nick Brogan as Monty Navarro and Tristan Webster as Henry D'Ysquith
Amelia Yasuda as Lady Salome and John Woods III