Opera Saratoga Presents: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Friday, June 30, 2023 to Saturday, July 08, 2023

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak

Based on a novel by Roy Horniman

Presented by: Opera Saratoga

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
Vocal Arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell & Steven Lutvak

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards (including Best Musical), four Outer Critics Circle Awards (including Best Musical) and one Drama League Award (Best Musical).

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a murderous romp filled with unforgettable music, non-stop laughs and a scene-stealing role for one actor playing all eight of the doomed heirs who meet their ends in the most creative and side-splitting ways. This is a must-produce for any theatre looking for a truly original and fresh new comedy that will delight audiences and leave them begging for more.

Opera Saratoga is excited to share a new presentation of this musical comedy, with themes of love, deception, and trickery woven throughout both festival MainStage performances. 

Featuring former Opera Saratoga Young Artist, Eric McConnell in his first appearance as a Guest Artist as “The D’Ysquith Family” – Playing 9 roles! Conductor Laura Bergquist returns once again to the Opera Saratoga podium with David Gram as Director.

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