A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

A Bloody Brilliant Staged Concert

Join us as we celebrate a return to live theater with a very special staged concert version of the show that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. While we are unable to fully realize the elaborate design of this hilarious knock-em-dead musical romp, the script will be performed in full with much of the original cast, and you will not leave without having a hearty laugh. Poor, low-born Monty Navarro is desperate to inherit the dukedom by surpassing no fewer than eight members of the well-to-do D’Ysquith family in line before him. Just wait until you see if and how Monty decides to knock off his unsuspecting relatives while in constant danger of being caught and while managing multiple, increasingly challenging, love affairs…all for the grand title of the ninth Earl of Highhurst.

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Music Theatre International.

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Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on a novel by Roy Horniman

Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall
Individual Tickets $30

September 16, 7:30pm
September 17, 8:00pm
September 18, 8:00pm
September 19, 2:00pm
September 23, 8:00pm
September 24, 8:00pm
September 25, 8:00pm

Directed by Thom Christopher Warren
Musical Direction by Lori Kay Harvey
Co-Produced by the Department of Music

Original Broadway Production Produced by
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson,
50 Church Street Productions, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Jay Alix & Una Jackman,
Catherine & Fred Adler, Rhoda Herrick, Kathleen K. Johnson, Megan Savage,
ShadowCatcher Entertainmnet, Ron Simons, True Love Productions, Jamie deRoy,
Four Ladies & One Gent, John Arthur Pinckard, Greg Nobile, Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley, Exeter Capital/Ted Snowdon, Ryan Hugh Mackey, Cricket-CTM Media/Mano-Horn Productions, Dennis Grimaldi/Margot Astrachan, Hello Entertainment/Jamie Bendell,
Michael T. Cohen/Joe Sirola, Joseph & Carson Gleberman/William Megevick
And
Green State Productions
In association with
The Hartford Stage and The Old Globe

Ticket Pricing & Policy

NEW Box Office Hours

 

The Otterbein Theatre Box Office is open TUESDAY-Friday from 12:00-4:00pm.  Tickets can be reserved online, over the phone, or in person.

Contact the Box Office: 614.823.1109 or boxoffice@otterbein.edu

Individual Ticket Prices

Individual tickets will go on sale August 31st.

  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: $30
  • A Lie of the Mind: $22
  • The Pajama Game: $30
  • The Heidi Chronicles: $22
  • Something Rotten: $30

All sales are final.  Exchanges can be made up to 24 hours in advance of the scheduled performance. 

Performance Times:

Opening night performances begin at 7:30 pm.
Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.
All other regular performances begin at 8:00 pm.
The November 17 preview performance of Pajama Game will begin at 10:00 am.

Tickets for Otterbein Students, Faculty and Staff:

Academic Year Productions:
All Otterbein University full-time students receive FREE tickets to all mainstage theatre and dance productions during the academic year. Otterbein University faculty and staff receive FREE tickets for those within their households to all performances. Tickets can be reserved with a valid Cardinal Card at the Cowan Hall box office or by scanning the QR code found on production posters hanging throughout campus and completing the form. Tickets requested via the QR code will be emailed by the next business day of box office operation.

Do not use the online ticketing system for complimentary or reduced priced ticketing. Otterbein Students, Faculty, and Staff must reserve tickets in person with a valid Cardinal Card at the Theatre Box Office or via the QR code found on production posters. The Box office does not offer refunds or exchanges for individual ticket sales.

Otterbein Summer Theatre Productions:
Otterbein Students, Faculty, Staff receive FREE tickets to all Otterbein Summer Theatre productions. 

Student Rush Tickets:

Discount tickets are offered for all performances one hour prior to curtain (pending availability) for those with a valid student ID. Please contact the box office for pricing.

Costume Rentals & Donations

Interested in Donating Clothing or Renting Costumes?

 After reading the following information, all inquiries about costume rentals/donations should be directed to the Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823 – 1203.

Donations:

We are happy to accept unique vintage items that fit the following criteria:

  • Pre 1980’s fashions including furs, gowns, suits, and other stage-worthy items
  • Fabrics/clothing are in good condition without dry-rot, mildew, moth damage, etc
  • The clothing must be able to withstand excessive movement, such as running and dancing, without being damaged
  • Adult-sized items. Women’s wear must have a minimum waist measurement of 26”

We do NOT accept the following:

  • Children’s clothing
  • Items that are too fragile/damaged to be worn by an active dancer/actor.
  • Clothing from 1980’s to Current, unless the item is in very good condition and is unique.
  • Domestic textiles such as linens, doilies, etc.
  • Retail Halloween costumes or other disposable-quality items

Donations will become the property of the Otterbein Costume Shop and will be used in whatever manner the designers see fit, which may include altering the garment beyond recognition, destruction, disposal, or resale.  We have a limited storage area and can only accept/keep items we are confident we can use.

If you desire a Gift In-Kind Form, please tell the Costume Shop Supervisor. You will need to send photos of the items and declare their value. We will determine if the valuation is appropriate and decide which items we will accept.  We will then submit the donation information to Otterbein University administration.  After the donation is approved and you have delivered the items, you’ll receive a donation letter for tax purposes from the University. This process may take a few weeks.

To schedule a donation drop-off or to begin the Gift in Kind process, contact the Costume Shop Supervisor.

Costume Rentals:

The Otterbein Theatre & Dance costume shop provides rentals to theatrical productions for a fee. Please be aware of the following policies:

  • We do not rent costumes to individuals or private events, we rent ONLY to theatrical productions.
  • We do not loan shoes, hats, or jewelry.
  • We generally do not have the time to pull for rentals, but we allow designers/costume coordinators to come and pull their own rentals.
  • We will pull/ship costumes of a very specific nature or on a whole-show basis. Such as the matching dresses for How to Succeed or Guys & Dolls.

To schedule a donation drop-off or rental, please contact Costume Shop Supervisor at (614) 823-1203.