7/8-9 - RIVERWALK AUDITIONS FOR JEKYLL & HYDE the musical
(note, “old dates” were mistakenly listed in the recent Ripples. “new dates” are easy to remember: 7/8-9)
JEKYLL & HYDE - Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden & Frank Wildhorn Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Music by Frank Wildhorn
Directed by Tom Ferris
Music Director – John Dale Smith
Auditions: Sun & Mon, July 8 & 9 (NOT June 24-25 as previously scheduled)
Shows: September 6-16, 2018
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.
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde - Baritone/Tenor
Emma Carew - Jekyll’s fiancée. Soprano
Lucy Harris - The main attraction at “The Red Rat”. Mezzo-Soprano
John Utterson - Jekyll’s lawyer and friend. Baritone/Tenor
Sir Danvers Carew - Emma’s father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. Baritone
Simon Stride - Secretary of the Board and Jekyll’s rival for Emma’s affections. Baritone
Lord Savage - Member of the Board. Tenor
Bishop of Basingstoke - A hypocritical man of the cloth, member of the Board. Baritone/Tenor
Lady Beaconsfield - The only female member of the Board. Mezzo-Soprano
Sir Archibald Proops - Member of the Board. Baritone
General Lord Glossop - Pompous retired army man, member of the Board. Baritone/Bass
Spider - A pimp and proprietor of “The Red Rat”. Baritone
Nellie - An attendant of “The Red Rat”. Mezzo-Soprano
Guinevere - The German manageress of “The Red Rat.”
Poole - Jekyll’s loyal manservant.
8 Person Ensemble (4 Men, 4 Women) People of London
Please prepare an audition piece in a similar musical style.
Be prepared to learn a dance combination and to read from the script.