A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel, Israel Rank by Roy Horniman

August 10 – September 2

Playhouse on the Square

When Monty Navarro, the black sheep of the D’Ysquith family, finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress (she’s after more than just love), his fiancée (she’s his cousin but who’s keeping track?), and the constant threat of landing behind bars!



WHEN: Sunday April 22, 6pm with Callbacks on Monday April 23 at 6pm
WHERE: Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper Street, 38104
CASTING: Male and Female musical theatre performers with legit/traditional singing and comedic acting ability. Performers with operetta/opera experience are encouraged. Characters range in Age from 20s-60s. All ethnicities welcome and non-traditional casting will be considered. *Please Note – The role of “The D’Ysquith Family” has already been filled by Resident Company Member Michael Gravois.  Other roles may possibly be filled by members of the 18-19 Season Associate Company.
PLEASE PREPARE: A traditional musical theatre, operetta, or classical song of your choosing that also shows a strong character choice. Up tempo and/or comedic preferred. Be prepared we may only ask for a 16-32 bar cut. Please no songs from the show.
Walk ups are welcome on the night of, but in order to best serve you and your time, we will be happy to sign you up for a specific time slot.  Please email Courtney Oliver at courtney@playhouseonthesquare.org to obtain a specific time slot.  
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is directed by first time New York Guest Artist Adam Cates and is Music Directed by Resident Music Director Nathan McHenry.  Rehearsals begin July 3rd, 2018.
Montague “Monty” Novarro– in his 20s, baritone, great actor with stamina, mother is British, father is Castilian, leading man handsome and charming
Male Ensemble: 5 men ranging in age from 20s-50s, all must sing and move well. Several featured roles come from the ensemble including:
Inspector Pinkney– bass/baritone, age 30s-50s, dry if not sarcastic, sings “That Horrible Woman;”  Magistrate– tenor, age 40s-60s, authoritative yet easily perplexed, sings “That Horrible Woman.”


Miss Shingle – character actress, age 50s-60s, mezzo, quirky and funny

Sibella Hallword– in her 20s, legit mezzo, beautiful and commanding presence. She is seductive, complex, and a loveable narcissist. Must move well.

Phoebe D’Ysquith– in her 20s, high legit soprano, bookish and quirky at first yet grows into a commanding countess, must be a skilled actress.

Female Ensemble: 5 women ranging in age from 20s-60s, all must sing and move well. Several featured roles come from the ensemble including: Miss Evangeline Barley – a 20-something quirky “floradora girl” who is a coloratura soprano, must move and sing extremely well at the same time, sings during “Poison In My Pocket;”  Lady Eugenia D’Ysquith– the Countess of Highhurst, a commanding and comedic actress, age 40s-50s, the wife Lord Adalbert D’ysquith who gives him a run for his money, must move well enough for physical comedy.