Last night I went to see “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” The kick-off for the Broadway touring company. Taking last year’s Tony Award winning BEST MUSICAL on the road. So pleased that they chose Chicago for their first stop. Gotta love some good Broadway fun in Chicago!!!
So the basic premise is that Monty is pining for his lady love who says he’ll never amount to anything. But then he finds out that he’s eighth in line to become the Earl of the Dysquith Family. And that the only way he can become Ealr is to kill off the seven people in front of him. So he sets out with a plan to clear the way to his own Earldom.
Each member of the Dysquith Family meets an untimely demise. All set up by Monty who doesn’t “quite” kill them, but sets up the opportunity. Like cutting a hole in the ice when one of the Dysquith heirs is ice skating with his lady. Not “directly” murdering him… but kind of “helping it along.”
One of the best parts of the show is the incredible actor who plays ALL of the roles of the Dysquith family. Quick costume & makeup changes, and he transforms from a formal aristocrat, to a priest, to a suffragette and many more.
Click here for the Tony Awards cast performance of “I’ve Decide To Marry You.”
The show-stopping musical number where our dear murdering Monty is trapped between the two women in his life vying for his affection. The video clip also shows how the actor who plays all of the Dysquith family members “transforms” right before your eyes. A little bit of Broadway magic!!!
It was a great night of theater fun. And a great way to kick-off my own special Birthday Week! Thanks to my friend Pam for dinner and for kicking it off with some great chocolate cake!!! A sweet start to “my” week!!!