TUTS Presents JEKYLL & HYDE, 10/9-21

TUTS Presents JEKYLL & HYDE, 10/9-21

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the international musical sensation and four time Tony Award nominee Jekyll & Hyde will run at Hobby Center For The Performing Arts Oct. 9 – 21, 2012 as TUTS' opening show for its 2012-2013 "A Lot To Love" season. After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this "dark and dangerous love story returns in a stunning new production" that includes all the classic songs ("This is the Moment," "A New Life," and "Someone Like You") that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed Jekyll & Hyde into a theatrical phenomenon.

The musical stars Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. Starring alongside him will be Grammy nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox as Lucy.

Several stage veterans will join the headlining cast. Teal Wicks, whose credits include Wicked's Elphaba on Broadway, will play Emma Carew. Laird Mackintosh, who played on Broadway and in the first national tour as George Banks in Mary Poppins, will portray John Utterson. Richard White, whom audiences will remember from the lead role in TUTS' Zorro and Phantom, Broadway's Most Happy Fella and the national tours of Urinetown and Camelot, will play the role of Sir Danvers Carew.

Rounding out the cast are David Benoit, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., MiLes Johnson, James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Rob Richardson, Blair Ross, Doug Storm, Haley Swindal and Jason Wooten.

TUTS' presentation of Jekyll & Hyde is part of a 25 week national tour leading up to a Broadway engagement of the show starting in April 2013. TUTS fittingly serves as a stop during the tour as the show originated right here in Houston.

Conceived for the stage by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, Jekyll & Hyde features a book & lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, and will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award Nominee Jeff Calhoun.

The musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness.

TUTS will offer special events in conjunction with the show to make for an unforgettable musical experience:

Jekyll & Hyde Blood Drive: Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
To celebrate a "bloody" good time, TUTS has partnered with our season sponsor St. Luke's Episcopal Health System to host a blood drive at Hobby Center. Medical technology has provided many life-saving discoveries over the years, but there is still no substitute for blood. In a medical emergency, often the most important element is the availability of blood. Blood donations can help a variety of individuals: trauma victims, surgery patients, premature babies, individuals with anemia, cancer patients and many more.
Blood donors on both days will receive a promotional code for discounted tickets to see the show. Visit TUTS.com/Events to learn more about the blood drive.

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