A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro, a penniless clerk who learns after the death of his mother that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. A single actor plays all the not-so-nice D’Ysquiths, which adds to the merriment.

Read more about the show and hear snippets of songs on the MTI (Music Theatre International) website.

Note: The show includes a recorded gunshot sound effect.

Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays; 2:00 PM Sundays
Theatre:
John Viars Theatre
Run Time:
2 hours 20 minutes including a 15-minute intermission
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.

Company

  • Sarah Florian

    Ensemble

    Sarah Florian
  • Austin Garner

    Ensemble

    Austin Garner
  • Gina Gedler

    Miss Shingle

    Gina Gedler
  • Courtney Kayser

    Phoebe D'Ysquith

    Courtney Kayser
  • Ann Kramer

    Ensemble

    Ann Kramer
  • Derek Phelps

    Ensemble

    Derek Phelps
  • Hunter Quint

    Ensemble

    Hunter Quint
  • Sophie Rounds

    Ensemble

    Sophie Rounds
  • Maggie Schmitt

    Sibella

    Maggie Schmitt
  • Zachary Dean Smith

    Monty Navarro

    Zachary Dean Smith
  • Brett Spahr

    D'Ysquith Family

    Brett Spahr

Press Release

Des Moines Community Playhouse Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kill Date: September 29, 2019
Subject: The Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Contact: Lee Ann Bakros, Playhouse Public Relations Director, 515-974-5358

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award-winning musical comedy A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Sept. 6-29, 2019. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is sponsored by Infomax Office Systems.

Set in London in 1907, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder centers on Monty Navarro (Zachary Smith), a penniless clerk who learns that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. After the ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, the eight D’Ysquiths ahead of young Mr. Navarro begin dying in natural and unnatural ways. A single actor (Brett Spahr) plays all the eccentric heirs, which adds to the merriment.

The Playhouse cast includes Sarah Florian, Austin Garner, Gina Gedler, Courtney Kayser, Ann Kramer, Derek Phelps, Hunter Quint, Sophie Rounds, Maggie Schmitt, Zachary Smith, and Brett Spahr. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is directed by John W. Viars with music direction by Brenton Brown and choreography by Alison Shafer.

The Playhouse is one of the oldest and largest community theatres in the US. Located at the 42nd Street exit of I-235, the theatre has presented a full season of shows since 1919 and also offers a wide variety of educational experiences including classes for ages 4 to adult, theatre trips to New York, and volunteer opportunities onstage and backstage.

For more information about the Playhouse and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, contact the Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Performances: September 6-29, 2019
7:30 PM Wednesday-Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Tickets
Ticket prices start at $29
To purchase tickets:
dmplayhouse.com
515-277-6261
Des Moines Community Playhouse Ticket Office, 831 42nd St., Des Moines, IA 50312

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Show Credits

Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman

Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Based on a novel by Roy Horniman

Sponsored by

  • American Enterprise
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