Caught between good and evil, one man must ultimately face the darkness that lurks within him. DOMA Theatre Company unleashes the third offering in an ambitious season of musicals with book/lyricist Leslie Bricusse and composer Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical. The Tony-nominated Broadway sensation is set for a limited run, July 6-29, at the intimate MET Theatrein Hollywood with DOMA artistic director Marco Gomez at the helm,Angela Todaro choreographing, and musical direction by 21-year-old prodigy Chris Raymond, a protégé of Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. Click below to watch a trailer, interviews with the cast and crew, and two live performances.
Jekyll & Hyde, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, is the dark tale of well-meaning Dr. Henry Jekyll who desperately seeks a cure for the evil in the world-but is instead pitted in a cruel battle against Edward Hyde, his own evil alter ego. Attracting legions of fans prior to the show's 1997 Broadway opening, the musical became an overnight sensation, running for four years with its sexy, gothic score that produced two blockbuster show tunes: "This is the Moment" and "Someone Like You." The pop-rock extravaganza was nominated for four Tony awards and developed an unprecedented international cult following of passionately-devoted fans dubbed "Jekkies."
The cast of Jekyll and Hyde includes Chris Kerrigan (previously seen in DOMA's The Who's Tommy) as Jekyll/Hyde; Amber Gildersleeve (Get Out magazine and Goldy awards plus AriZoni nominee, all for Best Actress in a Musical for Maria in Theatre Works' (AZ) production of West Side Story) as Jekyll's fiancée, Emma; and Cassandra Nuss (national tours ofS'Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical and Jingle Bell Rock) as the prostitute Lucy who becomes captivated by the sinister prowess of the evil Hyde.
Also in the cast are Benai Boyd, Rich Brunner, Elora Casados, Edgar Edgerley, Jason T. Gaffney, Maggie Hall, Michelle Holmes, Kari Irwin, Mookie Johnson, Paulina Lagudi, Ana Therese Lopez, Leslie Marrero, Adam McDonald, Victor Mercado, Randal Miles, Kevin Michael Moran, Stephanie Pressman, Garret Riley, Brittany Rodin, Nik Roybal, Angela Salvetti, Dan Spector and Scott Strauss.
Set and costume design for Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical is by Brandy A. Jacobs; lighting design is by Johnny Ryman; and sound design is by Joseph Montiel.
Jekyll & Hyde, the Musical runs Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm and Sundays @ 3 pm from July 6 through July 29. Tickets range from $30–$34.99; seniors and students with ID pay only $10. The MET Theatre is located at 1089 N. Oxford Ave., Los Angeles CA 90029. Secure, on-site parking is available for $5 at Earl Scheib Paint and Auto Body, 5416 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (323) 802-4990 or go to www.DomaTheatre.com.