The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, 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, murder and chaos are pitted against love and virtue in this sweeping gothic musical.
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.
Conceived for the stage by FRANK WILDHORN, STEVE CUDEN
Book and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE, Music by FRANK WILDHORN
Based on the story by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
HENRY JEKYLL / EDWARD HYDE - Male, Age 20s - 50's
Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering the true nature behind the good and evil in man and Emma's fiancee. After he uses an experimental formula on himself, his evil side - Edward Hyde - takes control. As Hyde, he is violent, commanding, and a sexual deviant attracted to Lucy. (This role may be split, into Jekyll and Hyde, however, we would prefer to keep them as one role)
EMMA CAREW- Female, Age 20s-40s
The daughter of Chairman Danvers and Jekyll's beloved fiancee who is refined and desired by all of the socialite men.
LUCY HARRIS - Female, Age 20s - 40's
The 'main attraction' at a local gentleman's club. At the bottom of their luck, they become the object of Hyde's obsession. Lucy is feisty and wild, but also cautious and aware.
GABRIEL JOHN UTTERSON - Male, Age 20s-40s
Serves as Jekyll's lawyer and helpful friend. He advises the troubled doctor on personal and professional affairs.
SIR DANVERS CAREW - Male, Age 50s
Emma's loving father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. A charming and gentleman.
SIMON STRIDE (Doubles as Spider ) - Male - Age 20's to 40's
The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll’s rival for Emma’s affections.
LADY BEACONSFIELD (Doubles as Nellie) - Female - Age 30 - 50
A member of the Board of Governors of St. Jude’s hospital. Her husband died 20 years ago. She views most of society with contempt, frequently mocking those she considers inferior, including Dr Henry Jekyll.
BISHOP OF BASINGSTOKE (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male/Female - character is played as male/non-binary -Age 30 - 60
A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors.
LORD SAVAGE (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male - Age 30 to 60 -
A member of the Board of Governors at St. John’s Hospital and a peer of the realm. He considers his position on the Board an irritation and spends most of his time carousing with his fellow Governors and making snide observations with Lady Beaconsfield.
GENERAL LORD GLOSSOP (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male/Female - character is played as male/non-binary - Age 50 to 70
A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors.
SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS QC (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male - Age 30 to 60
Nicknamed “Archie” A lawyer on the Board of Governors at St. Jude’s Hospital. A busy man, “quick and methodical,” he equates everything to its relevance to the law. He would be the guiding force on the Board of Governors in terms of what is lawful, so he would be quick to quash anything that he deemed ill-advised.
Aristocrats; Citizens; Servants; Party Guests; Prostitutes; Policemen - ages 15+ - anyone under 18 must have parents' permission to audition. Will be used a lot throughout the show and as specific named roles. Some of the ensemble members need to be STRONG DANCERS.
Some roles are denotated male/female - all roles will be presented as the gender they are written as, with those pronouns. However, please note, we encourage actors to audition for any role they choose to in the show despite gender.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
May 24th at 5pm
May 25th at 6pm
May 26th - 6pm - CALLBACKS
SHOW DATES - 10/23/20 - 11/01/20 - Rehearsals start in August - once a week for Music.
Dancing – you will be asked to learn a dance routine. Wear something that you can move in. This includes proper foot attire.
EVERYONE will prepare a musical song of your choice, set in the style of the show (only 16 to 32 bars is necessary). You may bring sheet music, or musical tracks are also welcomed via Android or iPhone. Here are some suggestions for songs - https://www.theatretrip.com/audition-songs-for-jekyll-hyde/
In addition to your chosen song, these are the show specific audition pieces to prepare for characters you are interested in -
Jekyll/Hyde - This is the moment
Lucy - A new Life
Emma - Once upon a dream
Men auditioning for named roles/ensemble - pick a song from the show that shows off your vocal range
Women auditioning for named roles/ensemble - pick a song from the show that shows off your vocal range.
These are the pieces that will be used at CALLBACKS
Dangerous Game - Lucy and Jekyll
In his Eyes - Lucy and Emma
Letting Go - Emma and Sir Danvers
Confrontation - Jekyll/Hyde