Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Segerstrom Center in OC

“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” made its debut at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County this week.  My daughter and I have heard all the buzz about this musical, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to see it.  I don’t think we were prepared for all the twists and turns that would unfold in this devilish kooky comedy. Round and round this rags to riches story gets juicier by the minute.

Disclosure: Thank you Segerstrom Center Of the Arts for inviting me to opening night of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. All opinions are our own. Images are copyrighted and used with permission. 


Review: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Segerstrom Center in OC

GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession, by any means necessary. All the while, he’s got 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! Of course, it will all be worth it if he can slay his way to his inheritance… and be done in time for tea.

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is “HILARIOUS AND DELIGHTFUL!” I can’t remember when I laughed this hard…


John Rapson, who plays every member of the dying D’Ysquith family is incredible! Rapson had several quick costume changes, stage right and left…. How did he do it? Kevin Massey (Monty Navarro) is brilliant and charming. His portrayal of this deceitful character was exceptionally executed. The ensemble was magnificent and extremely talented.
The music was catchy and cheeky…. “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” was our favorite number of the night. The choreography was brilliantly presented.


This spectacular show is full of laughs, suspense, and surprises!


My teenage daughter absolutely loved the show and has been raving about it all week. (This musical has a lot of adult content and is ideal for a mature audience). If you enjoy dark humor, you will love it too! Be prepared for a naughty fun-filled show.

Bravo! The show ended with a standing ovation….

Critics across the country are raving about Gentleman’s Guide, hailed as “one of the best new Broadway musicals in years” by Time Out Chicago. The New York Times raved “Gentleman’s Guide will lift the hearts of all those who’ve been pining for what sometimes seems a lost art form.” The San Francisco Chronicle applauded, “The story is sharp, the music and lyrics are bright and witty, and the national touring company executes the Broadway hit brilliantly!” Go see it!


February 28 through March 5, 2017

Tickets to A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder start at $29 and are available online at

Show Dates and Times

Tuesday – Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.

The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 4, 2017 will include audio description, open captioning and sign language interpretation.

Theater Address:

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA

Phone: (714) 556-2787

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