Hickory – Huge crowds came out for the opening weekend performances of A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Hickory Community Theatre. The near sold out crowds were unanimous with their praise for the performances and the cleverness of the show. Performances continue this weekend – Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd.

Monty Navarro discovers in adulthood that he belongs to the wealthy and eccentric D’Ysquith family, and that only 8 heirs stand between him and the family coffers. To win his fortune, Monty must hatch 8 murderous plots without getting caught – all while navigating dual romances with a fiancée and a mistress! This uproarious romp (winner of myriad accolades including the 2014 Tony award for Best Musical) offers non-stop laughter, unforgettable music, and marvelously macabre antics.

Performances will continue September 1 through September 16. Days and times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays (Sept. 3 and 10) at 2:30pm and Thursday, September 14 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for all performances are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. For tickets visit hickorytheatre.org or call the box office at 828-328-2283. The production is rated PG and contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger children.

The Hickory Community Theatre’s 75th anniversary season is sponsored by A Cleaner World, Green Park Dentistry, Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress. A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER is co-produced by Ken Wilkinson and Allen Wood, III, in association with Hickory Allergy, Asthma & Sinus. The Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

PHOTO: (L-R) Ethan Fite as Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith and Justin Wilson as Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances continue September 1st and continue through September 16th in the Jeffers Theatre.