MIDDLETOWN, PA (September 25, 2018) – The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical at Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center(HCPAC).
An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself– both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde
Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical has mesmerized audiences the world over. Performances at HCPAC run October 19-21. Tickets are available online: www.thehcpac.org.
Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical originally was presented at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, in May 1990. The original Broadway production took the stage at the Plymouth Theatre on March 21, 1997 where it played for 1,543 performances.
Director Richard P. Foster leads the multi-generational cast at HCPAC that includes several recent Apollo Award nominees and winners; Jessica Mowery (2018 WINNER – Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical), Caleb Steindel (2018 Nominee – Outstanding Support Actor in a Musical), Julia Voyack (2018 Nominee Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical) and Joel Colvin (2016 Nominee Outstanding Featured Performer in a Play).
Also part of the production are a strong, experienced cast of teens and adults featuring Karla Akemann, Sarah Allwein, T’Soni Ayala, Jack Bosak, Yessenia Colon-Rivera, Kathryn Cook, Will Donaldson, Jerome Foerester, Katie Foerester, Ellen Frantz, Summer Kuhn, Shannon Luciani, Moses Mariscal, JoHannah Newman, Rachel Pronesti, Brice Rogers, Matthew Schreiberson, Ashleigh Sites, Brandon Sites, Nic Walker, Shaq Warner, Emily Webb, Rachel Wilson, Robert Woodcock, and a live orchestra
The design and creative team include Ellen Carnahan, Musical Direction; Samantha Farace, Student Musical Director; Randy Webb, Scenic Design; Keri Miller, Shantelle Voyack and Jennifer Foerester, Costume Design; Phil McCleod, Lighting Design; Kathryn Cook, Choreography; Laurie Petersen, Fight Choreography; Richard P. Foster, Creative Producer; Elana Farace, Production Manager; and Trey Carlson, Stage Manager; Sherry Webb, Executive Director.
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Tickets: May be purchased online at www.thehcpac.org , or in person the day of the show. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. $3 more at the door.
Performance Dates, Times:
- Evening Performances:
- Friday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m.
- Matinee Performance:
- Sunday, October 21, at 2:30 p.m.
Location: 1000 S. Eisenhower Blvd., Middletown, PA, just north of the turnpike exit off I-283
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HCPAC has been serving the Central PA community for over 55 years, bringing a Christian perspective to Broadway style productions performed by a multi-generational, multi-denominational group of performers. Each year we present up to ten productions from three distinct companies that bring a different feel to the presentation, but all strive to put “Christ Center Stage” of their performances.
Our Possibility Players children’s theater program is designed to welcome youth ages Kindergarten through 9th grade to the stage and build the foundations of theater through Junior and Kids productions. These productions are coached by professional staff with experience in developing young minds through theater. Throughout the educational experience, the Possibility Players experience age-appropriate devotional time as well as cast prayer. Each devotional is designed to reveal truths about the theatrical work to aid in understanding and connecting youth to Christ through their artistic expression. Upcoming productions include Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon Kids (November 2018) and Xanadu Jr (May 2019)
The Victory Players is proud to work with the best Christian directors and staff in the Harrisburg area to bring our mainstage theater series to the stage. Throughout the year 7th Grade to adult players are invited to audition for musicals, plays, and cabarets. Each experience includes a devoted spiritual leader to guide the cast through in-depth studies of God’s word. Look for Jekyll & Hyde (October 2018), A Christmas Story (December 2018), Brigadoon (January 2019), All Shook Up (February 2019) and a Murder Mystery (March 2019)
Spiritual development of the cast is present in each of our companies, but the Eternity Players group takes it to the stage by presenting the Gospel to the audience at each performance. Comprised of players of all ages, the Eternity Players present an Annual Original Passion Play. The cast is separated into a children’s choir and adult company, but each receive biblical training and devotional time. Other than Passion Play, the Eternity group works on one-act plays and other performances focused on sharing the Gospel with all who come through our doors.
HCPAC, “Developing people for the STAGES of life” in Central Pennsylvania.