JEKYLL AND HYDE
June 19 - July 21
Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn / Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse / Music by Frank Wildhorn / Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson
It’s the Victorian Age: to be successful in society, you must hide your animal urges. It’s the start of the Industrial Age: man can accomplish anything he sets his mind to. Enter Dr. Henry Jekyll. A true musical theatre phenomenon, “Jekyll & Hyde” attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, the musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.
Robin Downward stars as both Jekyll and Hyde, with Kelly Hammond as girl of the night Lucy Harris and Kendra Taylor as Jekyll’s fiancé, Emma Danvers. They are joined by Ian Wessler as John Utterson, Daniel Stephens as Poole and Peter Wickliffe as the protagonist, Simon Stride. Playing the Board of Governors: CH Chou (Sir Archiblad Proops), Vincient Cleamons (General Lord Glossop), Heiland Hoff (Lord Savage), Buzz London (the Bishop of Basingstoke), Kathy Wing (Lady Beaconsfield) and Michael Wing (Sir Danvers Carew). Appearing as the ‘Girls of the Night’ are Christina Dewar (Lizzie), Brianna Gowland (Kate), Marlena Gray (Rosie), Kathleen Marrs (Flossie), Grace Peets (Nellie) and Barbara Rains (Nancy). Rounding out the cast are Spencer Funk (Newsboy), Rigo Jimenez (Orderly) and Tim Kelly (Bisset, the Apothocary).
Joining accompanist Karl Iverson in the orchestra are Lori Calhoun (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Wind Synth.), Kathy Campbell (Keyboard 2), Jesus Mendoza (Trumpet and French Horn) and Steve Sutfin (drums).
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