A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

September 27 - October 20, 2019

Previews September 25 and 26

sponsorsThe November Theatre
Marjorie Arenstein Stage

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Direction by Kikau Alvaro

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Starring beloved Richmond actors, Scott Wichmann and Alexander Sapp, this Tony Award-winner for Best Musical is a murderous, bawdy and outrageous romp, filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughter. When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he's eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D'Ysquith family, he sets off down a macabre path to claim his future. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives to become the ninth Earl of Highhurst without being caught?

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Dedication: Jerry Finch

Jerry FinchWith wry smiles on our faces, and, of course, tremendous affection and respect, we dedicate this production to the memory of our great friend, Jerry Finch, who shared his droll sense of humor with any-and-all takers. Like every good-humored Virginian, Jerry loved Scotty Wichmann. Then again, Jerry loved most Virginia Rep performers and productions. As a faithful subscriber at both the November Theatre and Hanover Tavern, Jerry seldom missed a trick. He attended Forever Plaid about a week before he passed this summer at age 92. From all accounts, he had a wonderful time. Jerry was Managing Editor of the Richmond News Leader for nearly 20 years, and Ombudsman (he preferred Ombuzzard) for the Times-Dispatch until his retirement in 2004. He was very proud to have hired Roy Proctor, RVA’s most revered theatre critic. With Jerry’s approval Roy started the Phoebe Awards in the Green Section of the News Leader. Today, the Phoebes have transformed, more or less, into the Artsies (Richmond Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards). Jerry was one of the kingpins of the Golden Age of RVA journalism. We share our love with his wife Nancy and their adult children, and assure them that their husband and father will be greatly missed.