Jekyll & Hyde

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 story 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.

Conceived for the stage by STEVE CUDEN and FRANK WILDHORN

Book and Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE

Music by FRANK WILDHORN

Orchestrations by KIM SCHARNBERG

Arrangements by JASON HOWLAND

Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).

All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Production Team

Director – Ben Todd

Musical Director – Ben Stefanoff

Choreographer – Rebekah Stonelake

PLEASE NOTE: This production has a rating of PG13. It contains stylised violence, mature themes and drug use.

Performance Season

May 26 – 27 & May 31 – June 3 at 8pm

June 3 at 2pm

The Arts Theatre, Adelaide. 

 

The Cast

Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde – David MacGillivray
Emma Carew – Ashley Muldrew
Lucy Harris – Sarah Wildy
Sir Danvers Carew – Max Kavanagh
Simon Stride – Christopher Bierton
Lady Beaconsfield – Jenny Penny
The Bishop of Basingstoke – Lance Jones
Lord Savage – Chris Daniels
General Lord Glossop – Matthew Owens
Gabriel John Utterson – Brendan Clare
Nellie – Brooke Washusen
Poole – Jamie Wright
Proops – Shay Aitken
Spider – Matthew Redmond

Ensemble:
Damian Baker, Joseph Giblin, William Peake, Angus Robson, Bradley West.
Darcy Mae Bensted, Emily-Jo Davidson, Rachel Dow, Katherine Fielding, Ashleigh Rathjen, Vanessa Redmond, Kristin Stefanoff, Jennifer Trijo.

 

PLEASE NOTE: This production has a rating of PG13. It contains stylised violence, mature themes and drug use.

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Production Team:

Ben Todd – Director

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Ben has been involved in theatre since 2011 making his stage debut as ‘Thomas Putnam’ in The Crucible for Gin and Vodka Productions. Other roles include: ‘Paul’ in Moon Over Buffalo (Therry Dramatic Society), Lt. Gruber in ‘Allo ‘Allo (Blackwood Players) ‘Jim’ in Away (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild), ‘Vince Fontaine’ in Grease (The Met) ‘Nugget’ in Inheritance (Stirling Players), ‘Doctor McSharry’ in The Cripple Of Inishmaan (Adelaide Rep) and most recently ‘Reverend John Hale’ in The Crucible (University of Adelaide Theatre Guild).

He dipped his toes into the swim-spa of musical theatre properly in 2014 when he appeared in Marie Clark Musical Theatre’s multi-award winning production of Young Frankenstein – The New Mel Brooks Musical, appearing in the ensemble. He liked MCMT so much he appeared in their 2015 productions of The Wedding Singer and Fame and their 2016 production of Catch Me If You Can – The Musical.

Offstage he was Costume Designer for the Theatre Guild’s Miss Julie/After Miss Julie in October 2014 and Assistant Director/Costume Designer for their August 2015 production of Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

He turned his hand to directing for the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, taking the helm of the award winning and critically acclaimed A Steady Rain for Lost In Translation. His direction has been described as “tight”, “producing some riveting moments”, “vigourous and insightful” and a “magnificent study in how to ‘phrase’ text and performance in a manner developing with precise sophistication, character, and dramatic impulse.”

Outside of theatre he has a keen interest in costuming and reenactment, particularly the Victorian era, having previously been a member of the Victoriana Society of South Australia.

He is very excited to be working with Marie Clark Musical Theatre to bring his vision of this amazing show to the stage.

 

Ben Stefanoff – Musical Director

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Ben graduated from the Elder Conservatorium in 2007 with a Bachelor of Music Education, which included a course in conducting. Over the past few years Ben has worked in several schools, either as a classroom music teacher or co-ordinator of their music programs. He has also taught piano and accompanied students at Saint Aloysius College where he was involved with their bi-annual musical productions, including The Pirates Of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Singin’ In The Rain. Ben has also musically directed countless productions across Adelaide, including Calamity Jane (The MET, 2009), The Wiz (HMC, 2010), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (The MET, 2011 – ATG Award for Best Ensemble), A Chorus Line (MCMT, 2012), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (AYT – Fringe 2014), the South Australian premiere of Young Frankenstein – The New Mel Brooks Musical (MCMT, 2014 – ATG Awards for Best Ensemble and Best Musical), The Wedding Singer (MCMT, 2015), Fame (MCMT, 2015 – TASA nomination for Best Musical), the South Australian premiere of Catch Me If You Can – The Musical (MCMT, 2016) and Rent (MCMT 2016).

In 2013, Ben made his directing debut with the highly acclaimed production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Calamity Jane (2014).

Ben is currently on the MCMT committee as their Vice-President and Promotions Officer. He is extremely excited to be Musical Director for this production of Jekyll and Hyde – a show he fell in love with as a teenager and dreamt he would one day have the chance to musically direct it!

 

Rebekah Stonelake – Choreographer

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Rebekah has been dancing since the age of three and has completed her teaching exams and currently teaches at TIDC Performing Arts Centre. She was encouraged by one of her dance teachers when she was 14 to audition for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (MCMT, 2007), this is where her love of musicals began. Rebekah has performed in many musicals since then including Witches of Eastwick (NLTC), The Producers (Hills Musical), Calamity Jane (MCMT) and multi-award winning musical Young Frankenstein – The New Mel Brooks Musical (MCMT).

Rebekah was lucky to choreograph two numbers for Eurobeat: the Musical (NLTC), which sparked something inside. She loved creating these and wanted to create more. May 2016 provided this opportunity where she was lucky to work with a wonderful friend and mentor, Rachel Dow, on MCMT’s production of Catch Me If You Can – The Musical. This was a great learning experience for Rebekah and looks forward to showing Adelaide what she can create with Jekyll and Hyde the Musical.

Stage Manager – Clare Guerin

Costume Designer – Narelle Lee

Properties – Cara Brown

Set Design – Ben Todd & Renee Brice

Set Construction – Shay Aitken

Lighting Designer – Jason Groves

Sound Designer/Operator – INTLX Productions (Rodney Bates)

Production Managers –  Rachel Dow, Kristin Stefanoff & Casey von Einem

 

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