SAN ANGELO – The University Theatre at Angelo State University will present the Tony Award-winning musical romp "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" for its summer dinner theatre production, beginning Thursday, June 30, in the ASU Modular Theatre inside the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building at 2602 Dena Drive.
Show times will be at 8 p.m. each night June 30 - July 2 with the doors opening for dinner service at 6:45 p.m. There will also be a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee on July 3 with the doors opening for dinner service at 12:45 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Arts at ASU subscribers and non-ASU students, and $12.50 for ASU students and ASU activity card holders. Tickets can be purchased online at angelostatetickets.com or through the ASU box office in the Carr EFA Building.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" centers on low-born Monty Navarro. When he 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. So, he 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.Audiences are in for 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 truly original and fresh new comedy that will delight audiences and leave them begging for more.
Under the direction of Daniel Anderson, director of University Theatre, the ASU student cast includes Angie Calfa, Chloe Choate, Kadyn Kevil, Mitchell Martinez, Sara Dunlap, Dijon Milaness, Emma Cullen, Audrey Paro, Ruby Brown, Ella Dorris and Vero Villalobos.
The student production staff and crew include Villalobos, assistant director and choreographer; Louellen Meyer, music director; Sam Foster, stage manager; Alexis Crawford and Matthew Montag, assistant stage managers; Angel Pena, scenic designer and house manager/maitre 'd; Alondra Castro Barbosa, props designer; Caroline Stout, wardrobe supervisor; and Angie Calfa and Alexander Bilbrey, box office.
Julia McDaniel, ASU technical director, is the lighting designer, and ASU Costumer Mayra Torres is the costumer designer.
For reservations and/or ticket information through the ASU box office, call 325-942-2000. The box office is open 3-6 p.m. weekdays in the Carr EFA Building.