A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER in Four Minutes
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder opened at Keller Auditorium last night. The above video accurately portrays the look and feel of the show. It was pretty funny. They used projected backgrounds for some scenes, combined with the live action in the foreground, they were remarkably effective.
There was one scene where some pompous windbag is pontificating to a bunch of portraits hung on the wall when about half-way through the scene the portraits come alive and start talking back, kind of like the magical pictures that showed up in the Harry Potter movies. Up until that moment I thought they were just pictures.
The singing was a little hard to understand. I'd pick up words here and there, enough to get the general idea. Maybe I'm too used to listening to tunes on the radio where diction is, if not everything, pretty much near the top. Or reading subtitles on even English language films because I want to get every word. Maybe I need to be a little more stoned to properly appreciate the tunes.
A spokesman for US Bank gave a two minute spiel before the start of the show, telling us how the bank supports the community. Live theater is very expensive, so I guess I don't begrudge the bank their two minutes since they are no doubt paying dearly for it.