Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theatre company, Old Library Theatre, presents Jekyll & Hyde, a gothic musical conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. Under the direction of Patrick Stevens, of Dover, and musical direction of Anthony Bevilacqua, of Garfield, Jekyll & Hyde will be performed at the George Frey Center for Performing Arts from October 12-14, 19-21 & 26 and 28, with shows at 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets may be reserved by calling (201) 797-3553.
A true musical theatre phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.
The production stars Craig M. Tiede, of Jersey City, as the driven Dr. Jekyll and his murderous alter-ego Mr. Hyde; Pia Vanderstreet, of Fort Lee, as the lady-of-the-night caught in Hyde's crosshairs, Lucy Harris; and, Jenna Sachs, of Suffern, as Jekyll's devoted fiancée, Emma Carew. Co-starring are Kevin Peters, of Summit, as Jekyll's trusted friend John Utterson, Ernest Revell, of Hawthorne, as Emma's wary father, Sir Danvers Carew, and Theresa Murphy, of Little Falls, as Lucy's colleague, Nellie.
Also featuring Vivian Brock, Dawn Cardona, Alexander Dorf, Julie Galorenzo, Jamie Goldberg, Aaron Gordon, Pearl Hart, Rachel Herbert, Carlton Jackson, Adam Kastl, Sylwia Kotowska, Al LoMartire, David Mannarino, AJ Minutillo, Racheal Owens, Eric Parkin, Rachel Persenaire, Brett Petersen, Kate Revell, Blake Simis and Kelly Wenz.
Produced by Peg Peet, the production staff includes Kevin M. Lynch (vocal direction), Karen Thomas (assistant producer), BrenDan Joel Bartlett (assistant director), Nicole Parente (stage management), David Mannarino (assistant stage manager) and Peggy Hockenberry and Ruth O'Hara (costumes).
TICKET AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION
· All performances take place at George Frey Center for Performing Arts at 10-10 20th Street in Fair Lawn, NJ. Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.
· Tickets for Jekyll & Hyde are $20 for general admission, $18 for students and seniors. They may be reserved by calling the box office at (201) 797-3553.
· For directions to the theatre, please visit oldlibrarytheatre.net/contactusdirections.html.