Epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on the Genesius stage with Jekyll & Hyde

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on the Genesius stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde, opening August 12, 2022 through August 21, 2022.

An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful, and trusting only herself – both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret.

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A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde!!!

Photo by Don Carrick of Studio 413 & Lighting by Zack Spadaccia. Dara Tatarowicz as Emma Carew and Sebastian Antonio portraying the classic Robert Louis Stevenson characters of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, in the epic Frank Wildhorn & Leslie Bricusse musical “JEKYLL & HYDE”!

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn, and double-Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical has mesmerized audiences the world over.

Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, originally was presented at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, in May 1990. The original Broadway production took the stage at the Plymouth Theatre on March 21, 1997, where it played for 1,543 performances.

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L J Fecho, Genesius’ Artistic Director, is excited that Genesius is finally bringing this incredible show to the Genesius stage after not being able to present it in 2020, due to the pandemic shutdown.

Fecho has worked with the original Broadway, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, who played Ebenezer Scrooge for three years, in A Connecticut Christmas Carol, at Goodspeed Musicals, a show written by him and Genesius cofounder Michael O’Flaherty!

“Mr. Cuccioli, always had great stories to tell about that original Broadway production and it was the impetus for us presenting the musical at Genesius”, Fecho stated.

As always, Genesius has assembled a very strong cast of local theater veterans which includes talented newcomer to the Genesius stage, Sebastian Antonio, in the coveted and demanding role of, Dr.Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Other key featured actors include, Dara (Himes) Tatarowicz as Emma Carew, Cecilia Cooper as Lucy Harris, Pete Bourey as Gabriel John Utterson, and Robert Decker as Sir Danvers Carew. The show also includes a cast of over twenty-five supporting actors and ensemble members.

The musical is directed by longtime Genesius veteran actor, director and music director, Christopher Sperat, music directed by Amy Anderson, choreographed by Rosanna Brosnan, assistant directed by Gabriel Lewis-Stamm, set designed and produced by L J Fecho, lighting design by Zack Spadaccia, sound design by Alberto Garcia & Emily Bourey, stage-managed by Bill Eschbach, production managed by Becka Malanios, and company managed by Sara Huard.

Performances of Jekyll & Hyde are August 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, Sunday – August 12 & 21 at 3:00 PM p.m. and all other dates at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $17.50-$33. Note: The production uses haze, fog and strobe light effects and is generally rated PG-10 for violence and adult situations.

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