A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Market House Theatre

PADUCAH- Market House Theatre's 55th Season closes with Tony award-winning musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opening Thursday, May 30 and running through Sunday, June 16. 

Set in London in 1907, the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he is ninth in line to inherit the earldom of Highhurst, controlled by the wealthy D’Ysquith banking family. He figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight, and after the imperious ruling Lord dismisses Monty’s claim of being a relative, he sets out to speed up the line of succession by using a great deal of charm...and a dash of murder. Meanwhile, Monty is trying to woo money-minded Sibella Hallward – until he finds himself drawn to young Phoebe D’Ysquith. 

Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives -- without being caught -- to become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind....

In the witty and ceaselessly entertaining A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the audience is treated to Edwardian style, classic farce, and stunning operatic singing. This murderous romp has ten Tony nominations and four wins, including Best Musical, Book, Direction and Costumes. Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman; Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak.  

This cast includes many MHT veterans, many of whom are professional musicians in the region. Paducah Tilghman High School choral director Matt Hinz plays Monty, with national award-winning vocalist Emily Yocum Black as Phoebe and Paducah Middle School choral director Samantha Veal as Sibella. MHT veteran Al Knudsen plays all eight of the doomed D’Ysquith family members, and Victoria Kitchen appears as Miss Shingle. 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is directed by Ron Ziegler, who previously directed Sister Act at MHT, and Cindy Miller is Music Director and pianist. Emi Hensel is choreographer. 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens Thursday, May 30th and runs through Sunday, June 16th. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 pm. An additional matinee will be on Saturday, June 8 at 2:30 pm.

Tickets range in price from $19 - $27 for adults and $14 - $16 for students. To purchase, call the Box Office at 270-444-6828 or go online at www.MarketHouseTheatre.org.  

Published 12:00 AM, Wednesday Jun. 05, 2019
Updated 09:26 PM, Friday Jun. 07, 2019

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