A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder - August 20

Highlands Lakeside Theatre

 End Notes 

Thank you so much for coming to see A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Highlands Lakeside Theatre.  I am so excited for you to see our talented actors on stage and the amazing work the production staff has done behind the scenes.


As a director, this play challenged me in so many new ways and kept me on my toes.  There are so many moving parts!  Below is a "by the numbers" account of what it takes to put on a play of this magnitude.  Being a math teacher, professionally, I thought it would be fun to break it down for you...


328 planning google docs, slides, pictures, videos, pdfs, links
319 costume pieces
300 bees
196 lighting cues
100 flowers
90 music cues
88 characters
82 hats
79 props
78 hours of set construction
60 projection slides
51 set pieces
48 days of rehearsal
47 different scenes
45 weeks of planning
42 production team members
35 sheets of plywood
28 voice overs/sound effects
24 musical numbers
16 crew members every performance
14 wigs
11 cast members
8 deaths...lol


Thank you to my performers and production staff for all of your hard work.  This was a collaborative effort for sure!  You are all special to me as FRIENDS first and COLLABORATORS second.  I am truly blessed to have surrounded myself with such amazingly talented people.


I want to give a special shout out to Kris Juve and Rachel Moore for their amazing job with costume design.  They went above and beyond and I am in awe.


As always, I am grateful to my sweet husband, Bill, for allowing me to spend countless hours doing something I love.  I love you more!!!


Jen Westergom


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