“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” lights up Wharton Center

EAST LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – If you’re looking for a way to stay warm this weekend how about taking in a show at the Wharton Center in East Lansing.

Now playing “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

6 News sat down with two of the stars of the show.

“It’s the story of an underdog. The main character finds out his mother was related to a very wealthy family. So he sets out to eliminate the competition between him and getting this money,” says Kristen Beth Williams who plays “Sibella Hallward”.

“The show is hysterical,” adds Kristen Hahn, who plays “Pheobe d’Ysquith”. “None of the murders are gruesome or gory in any way, its all very tongue in cheek. There’s romance, there’s intrigue, there’s mystery, there’s adventure.”

Williams agrees. “It’s sexy, its funny. It’s a thriller. It’s a suspense, you know, you don’t ever know if he’s going to get away with it.”

Hahn sets the plot. “Each and every one of the family members who gets bumped off is played by one extraordinary actor named John Rapsin.”

“So six men, two women, young, old,” continues Williams.

“He’s got sixteen-second costume changes backstage,” says Hahn.

“We won four Tony awards for this show, including best new musical in 2014,” explains Williams.

“The holidays are such a lovely time of year, but they can also be stressful, so this is a great stress reliever, so come, where you sit in the dark and you will laugh. From A to Z,” promises Hahn.

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