Little Theatre of Norfolk is excited to complete its 98th continuously operating season by welcoming back the Tony Award Winning, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder to it’s stage. This performance, originally scheduled for the 2020 Spring Season, was postponed during COVID after just a few weeks of rehearsal, and finally makes it’s return  to the LTN stage!

“I’m so glad to see this incredible production made its way back into the season after a few year’s hiatus,” said Jessi DiPette, an original cast member from the 2020 performance who has returned to complete the show. “We are so lucky to have some of the original team and cast back finally bringing this to life!”

Alicia Wolters returns to the helm as director once again, bringing a fresh take to the script.

“I was immediately taken with the show, which pays homage to Gilbert and Sullivan with a hint of lyrical wizardry that is reminiscent of the late great Steven Sondheim, and highlights many of the things that I love about musical theatre. Witty and charming, with an energetic score, and character work that challenges the most seasoned actors, I was very excited to start the process,” says director Alicia Wolters. “My favorite thing about theatre is that it is a collaborative art, each and every person that touches the piece brings something indelible. I hope you see and hear that collaboration and the good humor that has imbued this entire process”

Wolters’ past experience includes stage and event management for Princess Cruise and Tours, Nevada Opera and Walt Disney Entertainment, to name a few.

This irreverent musical satire premiered in 2013, with music by Steven Lutvak, lyrics by Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, and book by Freedman. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder skewers topics surrounding classism, sexism, and colonialism, directed by Alicia Wolters and choreographed by Amy Harbin. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder opens May 31st and runs through June 23rd.

On the night of his mother’s funeral, middle-class Englishman Monty Navarro learns he’s an aristocrat—if he can only find a way to prevent the eight earls preceding him from inheriting the earldom, first! Buoyed along by love for two different women, the stunning and self-centered Sibella and the pious and witty Phoebe, Monty takes on his mission. As for the D’Ysquith family? One actor plays each ill-fated member, from the flamboyant country squire to the terrible actress to the aging war hero. In the witty and ceaselessly entertaining A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the audience is treated to Edwardian style, classic farce, and stunning operatic singing.

As we conclude our 98th Season, Little Theatre of Norfolk continues the mission to entertain, educate, and deepen collaborations with the community. We look forward to sharing this uproarious comedy with the Hampton Roads Community.


● Friday, May 31st, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 1st, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 7th, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 8th, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 9th, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 14th, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 16th, 2024 at 2:30pm
● Friday, June 21st, 2024 at 8pm
● Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 at 8pm
● Sunday, June 23rd, 2024 at 2:30pm

WHERE: Little Theatre of Norfolk, 801 Claremont Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507
HOW: Purchase tickets online:
Tickets: $18 Pre-sale, $20 At-The-Door
Group Discounts Available
Box Office: 757-627-8551, [email protected]

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder was produced on Hartford Stage in October 2016 by
the Hartford Stage in association with the Old Globe Theatre. It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

About Little Theatre of Norfolk
Little Theatre of Norfolk is a volunteer-led, non-profit community theatre, continually operating since 1926. It is located at 801 Claremont Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Norfolk. Free parking is available in the lots behind the building and across the street. Information about upcoming performances, auditions, workshops, and volunteer opportunities can be found at