Low-born Monty Navarro realizes he’s actually an heir to a fortune and royal status but it would take a string of unlikely deaths to allow his ascension. But what if he gave fate little help? And is romance a part of this gruesome picture?
The premise for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” doesn’t sound hilarious on its face but critics and audiences found out how good it really was. It swept Broadway’s Best Musical awards in 2014.
Now Mobile theatregoers can catch it for the first time when it hits the stage of Chickasaw Civic Theatre (801 Iroquois St.) Aug. 9–25. Stacy Driskell directs Jackson Henson as the bloodthirsty Navarro while the versatile Thomas Rowell plays all eight of Navarro’s targeted victims alongside a talented ensemble cast.
Friday and Saturday curtain is 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee is 2 p.m.
Tickets are $18.75, $15.75 for seniors/students/military/children.
For more information, call 251-457-8887 or go to cctshows.com.
Cemeteries in focus at Learning Lunch
For over two decades, Tighe Marston has been responsible for the overall management and operation of Mobile’s historic burial places Magnolia Cemetery and Church Street Graveyard. He’s upholding family legacy as a second-generation sexton.
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, Marston will be the featured speaker for the History Museum of Mobile’s (111 S. Royal St.) monthly Learning Lunch. Guests are invited to bring their lunches to the free program where Marston will address the history of those cemeteries, Victorian funerary traditions and Victorian funerary art and symbolism.
Complimentary beverages will be available. The program begins at noon.
For more information, contact Curator of Education Jennifer Theeck at 251-208-7510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAC members show in August
The Mobile Arts Council (MAC) is unveiling its annual Members’ Exhibition and its second show in Room 1927 (6 S. Joachim St.). The show is open to all of MAC’s artist members and contains a range of talents, styles and mediums, many available for purchase.
This year’s show features Amanda Napper, Angela Montgomery, Anne Brooks, Anne Rose, Benjamin Kaiser, Bertice McPherson, Bronco Sloan, Bryant Whelan, Christopher Murray, Conroy Hudlow, Frank Vogtner, Gail Bramer, Ginger Woechan, Guy Marcinkowski, Herb Willey, Holly Farmer, Janet Hinton, Joanna Myers, Joanne Brandt, Karen Bullock, Kathy Friedline, Lisa Johnston Hancock, Lisa Warren, Lynda Touart, Marnee Edwards, Marsha Hodges, Mary Rodning, Michele Zaricor, Michelle Pujols, Mike Carmichael, Mike Kittrell, Nikki Shaw, Robert Goler, Robert Schroeter, Ruby Lange, Sahar Alford, Sandy Holberg, Sarah Rutledge Fischer, Sharonda Harris, Shelly Schmidtling, Vanessa Quintana and William Morris.
Gallery hours at Room 1927 will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays. The exhibitions will hang Aug. 5–30, with a special reception from 6–9 p.m. during the Aug. 9 LoDa Artwalk.
For more information, go to mobilearts.org.
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