Silly, goofy, charming, and just pure talent are only a few of the many great things I have to say about the musical The Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder. In 2014 it won multiple Tony awards including best musical, which is pretty outstanding for a comedy musical.
This is by far the best production I’ve ever seen and my favorite. I was lucky enough to see this show twice within a month. The first time was when I was in New York in November and the second was on the 12th at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco.
Both productions are amazing. There’s only two main reasons why I would prefer the New York cast to the one touring across the United States. The first is mainly because the Walter Kerr Theater is very small, our seats were in the 8th row and regardless to how close our seats were it was the smallest theater I have ever been in. This allowed the cast to really bond and interact with the audience as well as making it easy to see their goofy/silly expressions especially for those who have terrible vision AKA me. This was difficult in the Golden Gate Theater because it was huge! If you get tickets to see this show at the Golden Gate Theater, I highly recommend trying your best to get seats on the orchestra level that way you are closer to the stage.
Another reason I prefer the New York cast is mainly because they are the original cast that helped this musical win multiple Tonys in 2014. That pretty much shows how talented this entire cast was. Needless to say they have pure talent, I’m not saying that the Golden Gate Theater’s cast wasn’t talented, obviously you have to be to get the role and tour with the show, but being part of a cast that wins 10 Tonys in a year is very impressive and hard to follow.
It was interesting to see each show and where they differed in their portal of rolls. This show will forever have my heart, if I could sing I would definitely want to be in this show. If you plan on visiting New York before 01/17/2015 or will be in San Fransisco before December 27th I highly recommend you see it. If you won’t, don’t look so glum they are performing in cities all over the U.S. I have included the link here to their performances to see if they are coming near you! Check it out and if you have seen it already let me know what you loved about it! I’m considering being a bit spontaneous and going to New York to see it one more time….too much? Probably, I’m just joking, but seriously wishing I had the opportunity to.