Delightful: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts (Through March 16, 2019)

The mission for Monty Navarro is simple: murder eight members of the D’Ysquiths family in order to inherit the earldom of Highhurst. The fun comes with the strategy in making all their deaths look like accidents so as not to arise suspicion. Each time Monty devises a new murder plan is great fun. The audience responds with laughter as they enjoy watching his plans play out.

Matt Crowle’s (The Producers, Mary Poppins) comedic performance is great as he plays the entire D’Ysquith Family and then acts out their subsequent demise. Each time a new member of the family is introduced is exciting, especially when it is a female character. Crowle’s acting is purposefully over the top and delightful. Andres Enriquez’s (Adding Machine) performance as Monty is impressive as he is on stage for almost the entire show. Emily Goldberg (Spitfire Grill) shines as Sibella, Monty’s first love. She is equally matched by Ann Delaney (Buddy Holly) as Phoebe, the second love interest. Also, Michael Reyes (Arcadia) is also fantastically expressive as Pinckney, the chief inspector!

The music in this show is excellently done with a 7 piece band behind the scenes and great singing by the entire cast. “Why Are All the D’Ysquiths Dying” is a perfect example of the musicality and the humor of this show.

Get tickets now for A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder, the 2014 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, through March 16!

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Cost of a ticket: $60

PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –

Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother

 

Quinn Delaney

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