Sunday, March 1, 2020

"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" is clever and hilarious

Don and I went to the opening of this musical in San Francisco. And I have to admit, I had a crush on Kevin Singer, the lead character who plays Monty within the first 5 minutes. He's cute, charming, witty, and even though his character has some serious flaws you can't help but love him.

(L to R) Kevin Singer as "Monty" and Melissa Wolfklain as "Phoebe"

“A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER has a little bit of everything - hilarity, romance, and a little bit of suspense - with a score full of clever, witty lyrics and beautiful melodies,” said Carollo.“We have an amazing team lined up both onstage and off who will bring you a highly entertaining show.”

A perfect blend of farce, romance, and treachery, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER won the Tony for Best Musical in 2014, and now you can see it in the Bay Area for the professional premiere!

What's it about? Well, it's 1909 when a local commoner named Monty finds out he’s eighth in line for an Earldom, he begins fiendishly plotting to move to the top of the heap. The problem is this family doesn't even know he exists! With a sparkling score and a crack ensemble cast, this GUIDE is part comedy of manners and part music hall romp—you’ll be dying of laughter. And I was. The costumes and casting are just great. And the creativity of the set really adds to the fun of the show. Lots of fun surprises!

The New York Times called A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER “ingenious” and “among the most inspired and entertaining new musicals,” while USA Today called it “ morbidly hilarious." A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER follows in the Tony Award-winning footsteps of 42nd Street Moon’s production of ONCE, which recently won the Theatre Bay Area Award for “Best Musical.”

I just love going to the Gateway Theatre. It's quaint in size, but the productions are big with talent and always impressive.

DATE: February 26 – March 15, 2020
WHERE: Gateway Theatre, 215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111
RUNNING TIME: Two hours and thirty minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.
TICKETS: $31 - $72 purchase online at or call the box office (415) 255-8207
PARKING: plenty of free parking on the street
RESTAURANTS: lots of great restaurants nearby to make it a great date night

Let me know if you go! I would love to hear what you think.


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