Bainbridge Little Theatre puts on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Musical
Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Bainbridge Little Theatre will open their 45th season on Thursday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. with the production of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the Musical.
Based loosely on the novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, the show now features music by Frank Wildhorn.
It opened as a Broadway Musical in 1990 and a movie for TV came out in 2001.
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Promotional information describes an evocative tale of two men—one a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other a terrifying madman — and two women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret.
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.
The Bainbridge Little Theatre production is being directed by Rachael Crager.
While she allows that it is a dark subject, a fight between good and evil, she points out that we all have the option to choose which way we will be. She likes the show because it makes you think.
Crager says the costumes are beautiful, as the show is set in the 1900s. She also loves the music, saying it is phenomenal and describes it as being mostly in the ballad genre. Musical director is Mike Inlow, well known for his musicality and artistry.
An experienced group of actors brings the show to life. Connor Rentz takes the challenging roll of Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. Leigh Powell is Emma Carew and Brandi Adkins plays Lucy Harris. Both ladies are music teachers in the public schools—Powell is at BHS and Adkins at Cairo High.
Other familiar cast members are: Kier Klepzig, Deryl Ouzts, Brittany Webb, Tony Nazarowski, Abraham Islas, Henry Intilli, James Rodden, Edward Moorehead and Preston Folsom. There is also a group of strippers /chorus members that includes Krysti Ramer, Abigail Hooks, Maegan Calhoun, Kathleen Sarrette, Ella Folsom and Cynthia Whitfield.
Stage Manager is Justin McStay-Harrison, also a familiar face to BLT audiences.
The show opens October 3 and runs through Saturday with night performances at 7:30 and closes on Sunday Oct. 6 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain time. Tickets are available at the door, or can be reserved by visiting www.bainbridgelittletheatre.com.