Jekyll & Hyde, a fabulous live musical

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A scene from the Springville Playhouse production of Jekyll & Hyde. Photo: Ed Helmick

Springville Playhouse is presenting the musical version of Jekyll and Hyde for its fall 2018 performance.  The cast is extremely talented, both in their speaking parts, but especially in the musical performances.  The play will run on Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights, August 24, 25, 27, 31, September 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14 and 15 at Merit Academy, 1440 W. Center Street, Springville, Utah. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 7:30 for the two hour production. The entire cast is extremely talented but Bob Bauer as Jekyll/Hyde, and his wife, Kristin Bauer as Emma Carew bring the love story to life. Danvers Carew, Emma’s father, is played by Craig Gardner.

The musical is adapted from the gothic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, which was first published in 1886. It is set in London and tells the story of strange events in the life of Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. Hyde is the side of Jekyll’s personality which he keeps hidden; hence, Hyde is the perfect name for this character.

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Springville Playhouse’s Jekyll & Hyde.
Photo: Ed Helmick

Ed and I were privileged to be an audience of two during a recent dress rehearsal. I found myself on the edge of my seat more than once, and yet I found myself laughing at other times. Jekyll and Hyde is the perfect end to the summer season for Springville Playhouse. Gather your friends and enjoy the remarkable performances of the cast of this live theater production.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or online for $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. This play may not be appropriate for children under 13 years of age.