Musical to tell the tale of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’
In rehearsals for Jekyll and Hyde are front row from left, Brandon Davis, Nate Latham and Dylan Miles; second row from left, Andrea Alonso, Marissa Potate, Anna Edwards-Brown, Dr. Todd Brand, Michelle O’Hehir and Courtney McDonald; and third row from left, Steve Nabors, William Linder, Kelsey Ward, Cody Miller and George Barnett. Not pictured are Seth Read, Zach Gibson, Ross McDonald, Caroline Kennard and Lucy Kastla.
Jekyll & Hyde, the Broadway musical thriller based on the novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, will come to life during the next Arts & Letters Series presentation at Meridian Community College.
The MCC Fine Arts Department is producing the musical later this month that revolves around the brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality and creates a murderous counterpart.
Dr. Henry Jekyll unleashed his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19-century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde who manages to kill without getting caught. Finally as Jekyll is about to marry his lover, Emma, he turns into Hyde and kills a wedding guest. In the end, Hyde/Jekyll begs his friend Utterson to kill him. Utterson holds a blade to Hyde/Jekyll's heart but cannot harm his friend. However, Hyde/Jekyll falls forward onto the sword, committing suicide.
Taking the lead roles are Dr. Todd Brand (Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde); Anna Edwards-Brown (Emma Carew); and Marissa Potate (Lucy Harris). Additional roles include Brandon Davidson (Poole); Nate Latham (Spider); Dylan Miles (Simon Stride); Andrea Alsonso (Lacy Beaconsfield); Michelle O’Hehir (Nellie); William Linder (Lord Savage) Cody Miller (Bishop of Basingstoke/Bisset); George Barnett (Gabriel John Utterson); Seth Read (Sir Danvers Carew); Zach Gibson (Sir Archibald Proops); and Ross McDonald (General Lord Glossop). Lead chorus members are Kelsey Ward, Caroline Kennard and Lucy Kastla; Courtney McDonald is student director; Steve Nabors is director.
The production is set for Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 24-26, at 7 p.m. in the McCain Theater. A Sunday matinee is set for Oct. 27 at 2 o’clock.
For ticket information, contact the Arts & Letters Series office at 601-484-8696.