01/10/2019 - 02/03/2019


7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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“We’re pleased to open this year’s season with this particular show for a number of reasons” says Ritz Theatre Co. Producing Artistic Director Bruce Curless. “I feel that this show is perfectly matched to the Ritz audience. We’re thrilled to have Ritz Theatre veteran Peter John Rios directing, and we welcome Music Director Michael J. Weaver to The Ritz.

And although the show’s Broadway production earned four TONY and several other awards, then went on a national tour, The Ritz is the only regional licensor of the show! Add it all up, and once again we bring our audiences something very special and unique!”

Nominated for ten Tony Awards in the 2014 season, this uproarious musical comedy explores the life of the lowly-born Monty Navarro, who has just discovered that he is eighth in line for an earldom.

Monty figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind.

Director Peter John Rios adds: “With another round of frantic, stressful holidays behind us, there can be no doubt that the Ritz Theatre’s 2019 season opener will resonate with so many of you in our audiences. In a show about climbing up the ladder of influence over the backs of horrible family members, who wouldn’t want to ‘take care’ of that annoying cousin that drank too much at your party?

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder killed on Broadway! No doubt that’s because this marvelous show gives audiences the guilty pleasure of seeing despicable people get what they deserve. And we can sure use that right about now.”


Director and Choreographer:  Peter John Rios

Music Director: Michael J. Weaver

Set Designer: W. Kris Clayton

Sound Design: Matthew Gallagher

Costume Design: Briana Bailey

Lighting Design: Chris Miller




In order of appearance

Monty Navarro — Taylor Darden

Miss Shingle — Trisha Dennis*

Sibella Hallward — Sophie Jones*

Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr — Nicholas French

Tour Guide — Caroline Milby

Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith, Jr. — Nicholas French

Reverend Lord Ezekial D’Ysquith — Nicholas French

Miss Barley — Alyssa Batsakis*

Lord Adalbert D’Ysquith, Sr. — Nicholas French

Henry D’Ysquith — Nicholas French

Tom Copley — Shawn Hudson*

Phoebe D’Ysquith — Mariel Rosati

Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith — Nicholas French

Newsboys — Shawn Hudson*, Michael J. DeFlorio, Caroline Milby, Megan Falasco*

Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith — Nicholas French

Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey — Nicholas French

Actors — Bryce Menard*, Shawn Hudson*, Michael J. DeFlorio

Lady Eugenia — Megan Falasco*

Mr. Gorby — Bryce Menard*

Chief Insector Pinckney — Michael J. DeFlorio

Guard — Shawn Hudson*

Magistrate — Bryce Menard*

Chauncey — Charles Finchon*

Ensemble — Alyssa Batsakis*, Michael J. DeFlorio, Megan Falasco*, Shawn Hudson*, Bryce Menard*, Caroline Milby


*Ritz Mainstage Debut




Dance Captain — Bryce Menard

Production Manager — Matthew Weil

Technical Director            — Connor Profitt

Stage Manager / Light Board Operator — Alyssa Sendler

Sound Design — Matthew Gallagher

Sound Board Operator — Anastasia Swan

Scenic Artist — Lauren Clayton

Spot Operators — Gabriel Slimm

ASM — Sam Tait




Thursday January 10 @ 7:30 pm

Friday January 11, 8:00 pm

Saturday January 12, 8:00 pm

Sunday January 13, 2:00 pm

Friday January 18, 8:00 pm

Saturday January 19, 8:00 pm

Sunday January 20, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 pm

Friday January 25, 8:00 pm

Saturday January 26, 8:00 pm

Sunday January 27, 2:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 pm

Friday February 1, 8:00 pm

Saturday February 2, 8:00 pm

Sunday February 3, 2:00 pm




Thursday Night Preview – $20.50-$25.50

Sunday Matinees and Wednesday Nights- $23.50-$28.50

Friday and Saturday Nights – $28.50-$33.50

Groups: Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more.

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Note: $2.50 per ticket Historic Theatre charge applied to all Mainstage sales.



The Ritz Theatre Company was founded over thirty years ago to bring live, quality, professional productions to our region … and we’re still doing it today.

Throughout our history, we’ve aspired to make theatre accessible to everyone, to entertain our audiences with favorites, to challenge them (and ourselves) with complex works, to provide on-stage training for actors, to introduce kids to the magic of live theatre, and to help restore the historic building we call our home.

Managed by our staff, supported by a dedicated volunteer base, bolstered by our loyal subscribers, sustained by our generous sponsors and donors, and guided by our Board of Directors, the Ritz remains a gem in the community we gratefully serve.

Please join us!


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