A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Comes to The Warner
The Warner Stage Company will present A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on the Main Stage February 2-10, 2019. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-'em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical). 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 and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn't the only thing on Monty's mind.... Performances are February 2, 8 & 9 at 8 PM and February 3 & 10 at 2 PM.
The Warner Stage Company production of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is directed and choreographed by Sharon W. Houk with music direction by Dan Ringuette. The cast features (alphabetically) Sarah Giggar, Joe Guttadauro, Jonathan Jacobson, Kate Lori, Keith Paul, Lana Peck, Dan Porri, Kyle Riedinger, Jonathan Ross, Jenifer Sokira, Priscilla Squiers, Jodiann Tenney Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Based on the novel, Israel Rank, by Roy Homiman.Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). To purchase tickets, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org.
The Warner Stage Company's presenting sponsor is Charlotte Hungerford Hospital.
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region.