‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Musical Hits Fargo
Published: Monday, September 10, 2012
Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012 13:09
Starting tonight, Fargo will play host to a classic battle between good and evil.
Robert Louis Stevenson first published The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in 1886. Even after 126 years, the story still manages to fascinate readers around the world. Now and throughout the week, Music Theatre Fargo Moorhead will be taking their unique interpretation of Stevenson’s story to the stage with Jekyll & Hyde.
This isn’t your average retelling of the original tale, however. This version is set to the backdrop of a stage musical with a score that the New York Daily Times calls “dazzling.”
“An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil & HYDE is based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart,” explains the show’s press release. “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 the late 19th century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Set to the music and lyrics of Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn, this musical thriller should not be missed.”
While the plot and presentation may have been slightly altered, Jekyll & Hyde retains all of the strangeness and thrilling conflict of the material on which it’s based.
This production will star Craig Ellingson as Dr. Jekyll as well as his counterpart, Mr. Hyde, and Angela Schulz as Emma Carew, Jekyll’s fiancé, under the direction of Kim Miller.
Performances of Jekyll & Hyde will take place at 7:30 p.m. from Sept. 13-15 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16. The showings are being held on The Stage at Island Park, 333 4th St. S.
If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend your evening this week, then perhaps it’s time to look back towards one of the classics.