“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” – Review by Jeffrey Leibham

****HIGHLY RECOMMENDED**** Porchlight Music Theatre has been enjoying quite a sensational season thus far. Fresh on the heels of their revamped version of the classic “Gypsy” (which was by far this company’s biggest box office success and could easily have run for several more months due to the high demand but limited seating within the intimate Ruth Page space) comes the highly entertaining and wickedly macabre “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The book of this 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical is based upon the 1907 novel of Roy Horniman’s entitled “Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal” but may be most familiar to avid cinephiles who relished the 1949 British film “Kind Hearts and Coronets” starring Alec Guinness. 4 SPOTLIGHTS

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” has been extended through March 16, 2019
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn Street, Chicago
The regular run performance schedule is:
Thursdays at 7:30 PM*
Fridays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:00 PM on March 3 and March 10
Sunday at 6:00 PM on Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24 and March 10
The final week of performances are Tuesday, March 12, Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 PM, Friday, March 15 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM
*There are added matinee performances Thursday, Feb. 21 and 28 at 1:30 PM and no performances Thursday, Feb. 28 and March 7 at 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $39 to $66
Website: PorchlightMusicTheatre.org
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one fifteen-minute intermission.

Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.