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In A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Mur der, feckless Monty Navarro decides to commit a series of homicides to facilitate the inheritance of a family fortune. All the while, he's contending with his greedy mistress and his grieving fiancée, who happens to be the sister of one of his victims. The felonious farce is set in Edwardian England. FALL 2016 | artsLife 63 hanged, buried alive, hung by his toes from helicopters, burned at the stake and attacked by sharks. “We can’t wait to bring this electrifying show to Orlando for a truly entertaining experience for the whole family,” says Creative Producer Simon Painter. “The Illusionists is the most nonstop and powerful mix of outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on the live stage.” �� The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (November 1-6). Christopher John Francis Boone, 15, is different from other kids. A math genius who lives with his divorced father in a working-class town west of London, he struggles to cope with many aspects of everyday life. When Christopher is suspected of killing a neighbor’s dog, his Sherlock Holmesinspired search for the real culprit begins a journey that changes his life — and becomes the story of The Curious Incident, �������� ���������� ������������������������ ���������� ������ ������ �������������� ������ the Walt Disney Theater. The show’s set is described by producers as a “magic box” that uses light, sound and projection to portray Christopher’s complex, fast-paced thinking. “You spend an evening inside Christopher’s brain,” says Benjamin Endsley Klein, the U.S. production’s associate director. The Curious Incident is based on Mark Haddon’s 2003 novel, which has been translated into 44 languages and won an array of literary awards, including prizes in the U.S., Japan, Holland and Italy. It was named the Whitbread Book of the Year in the U.K. The stage adaptation is one of the most honored Broadway productions of recent times. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Drama Desk Awards, including Outstand- �������� ������������ �������� ������������ ���������������� �������������� ���������������� including Outstanding New Broadway Play; and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play. The London production also won seven Olivier Awards, including Best New Play, and continues to pack the house at the Gielgud Theatre. In The New York Times, critic Ben Brantley called The Curious Incident “one of the most fully immersive works ever to wallop Broadway.” Added Brantley: “More than any mainstream theater production I know, it forces you to adopt, wholesale, the point of view of someone with whom you may initially feel you have little in common.” �� An American in Paris (December 13-18). A postwar romance set in one of the world’s most romantic cities, An American in Paris �������� ������������������ ������ �������� ���������� ���������������� �������� ��������- ring Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron. The movie, in turn, was inspired by George Gershwin’s 1928 orchestral work of the same name. Like the movie, the new production tells the PHOTO BY JOAN MARCUS


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