Jekyll & Hyde

Musical

Writers: Leslie Bricusse Frank Wildhorn Robert Louis Stevenson

Overview

Show Information

Based On Book By
Based on the Play/Book/Film
The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1990
Genres
Drama, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1880s
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, High School, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Male, Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

Synopsis

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.

Lead Characters