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  • "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" is the 2014 Best Musical Tony Winner


7:30 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017

Getting away with murder can be so much fun. And there’s no better proof than the knock-’em-dead hit show that’s earned unanimous raves and won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER.

Coming direct from New York City, where a most gentlemanly NPR critic says he’s “never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical,” GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.

All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance—and be done in time for tea.

The Hollywood Reporter raves, “GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE restores our faith in musical comedy.” The New York Times cheers, “It will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.”

Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $51, $42


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Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Thursday, October 19, 2017

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints—an informal moderated discussion scheduled to feature A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER star James Taylor Odom (The D’ysquith Family) plus cast members Briana Gantsweg (Miss Barley), Conor McGiffin (Ensemble), and Ryne Nardecchia (Swing)—is offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Audio Description

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-863-0255 to reserve this service.