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 50+
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 40+
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 - Age 30+
A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors.
LORD SAVAGE (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male - Age 30+
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 - Age 50+
A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors.
SIR ARCHIBALD PROOPS QC (Doubles as Ensemble) - Male - Age 30+
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.
Please note, we encourage actors to audition for ANY role they choose to in this show despite the gender assigned to them. All roles will be presented as the gender they are written as, and with those pronouns.
If you are younger than the age denoted, you may still audition for any role - except Lucy and Jekyll. Due to the nature of the piece, these roles MUST be 20+
Auditions will occur virtually, this is so we can maintain social distancing. Initial auditions will take the form of submitted videos. Callbacks will hopefully be through ZOOM (which is free to sign up for online - https://zoom.us/ ) You will receive an email from us if we need to see more from you.
Below you will find the outline of what to submit for each role.
You can submit a single video for each piece, or, you can do them back to back on one video, the choice is yours. At the beginning of the video please state your name, the roles you are interested in, and tell us a little about yourself. We suggest uploading your videos to YouTube and then send us the link(s) via email. You can make your videos unlisted so only our Artistic Director and Music Director will have access to them via the link you provide.
Audition videos will be accepted from today, March 30th to May 1st at 9 pm
Show dates are ideally the end of Sept, however, due to Covid19 they are flexible
Have a great time with your audition pieces! We are excited to receive them.
SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION EMAIL TO - firstname.lastname@example.org
EVERYONE will prepare a musical song of your choice, set in the style of the show (only 16 to 32 bars is necessary). 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 Jekyll and Hyde that shows off your vocal range
Women auditioning for named roles/ensemble - pick a song from Jekyll and Hyde that shows off your vocal range.
YouTube has plenty of options for instrumentals for Jekyll and Hyde (LOOK HERE)
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
Everyone else will receive a harmony from our MD to sing against.
Please fill in the audition form. You can choose whichever format suits you best - PDF or WORD .
Attach this to the email you send with your video links. This audition form is a lot more extensive than usual, primarily because this is how we will get to know you since we don't have the ability to be with you in person. This is not a test, just let us see who you are.