Jekyll & Hyde
Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden & Frank Wildhorn
Book and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Music By Frank Wildhorn
Orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg
Arrangements by Jason Howland
Directed by Lindsay Kurtze
Assistant Director: Thompson Harper
Musical Direction by Winnifred Hume
Orchestra Direction by Matt Ryan
Choreography by Amy Tollefson
Auditions are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).
About the Show
A legendary gothic musical based on the classic novella by Robert Louis Stevenson transforms the FRC stage this Halloween season.
I need to know why man plays this strange double game, his hand always close to the flame…
Brilliant and ambitious Henry Jekyll seeks a cure for the ills of humanity. Motivated by integrity and scientific curiosity, he concocts a serum that separates the good and evil natures of mankind, ripping his own dark tendencies into a new identity; the cruel and merciless Edward Hyde. The captivating score and timeless story reveal a study in opposites: light versus dark, good versus evil, love versus spite, in an elaborate show that is sheer spectacle. Join us as we follow the struggles of Jekyll and Hyde, the pains of two women who each love one version of the man, and the colourful citizens of Victorian London caught in the crossfire.
October 28th - November 12th, 2016, Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday October 23rd), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.
Please note that FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, and does not financially compensate participants except for pre-approved show-related expenses.
If you have played for an FRC show previously:
Please sign up for a time and submit a 1-2 page resume. Indicate if you would prefer to play for the panel or have them review your FRC performance history.
At your scheduled time the Musical Director will meet with you to discuss your experience and suitability for the show.
If you have not played for an FRC show previously:
Please sign up for a time and submit a 1-2 page resume.
As this is an orchestral score, please prepare a minimum 2 minute musical excerpt demonstrating your technical ability and lyrical playing to be played with an accompaniment track.
You must bring your own accompaniment track to the audition. No accompanist is available however a piano will be made available in the audition room.
Percussionists will be asked to submit a video in advance rather than bringing your kit to the audition. If you prefer to play live, percussion equipment will not be provided.
2-3hr rehearsals will begin end of August/Beginning of September and will take place once a week. Specific date and times will be confirmed at auditions.
- String Bass
- Electric Bass
- Alto Saxophone
Please read below for breakdown of instrument players required for Jekyll & Hyde.
String Orchestra requirements: 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Acoustic Bass & 1 Electric Bass.
Brass Orchestra requirements: 1 Trumpet, 1 Horn, 1 Trombone
Percussion/Keys Orchestra requirements: 3 Keyboards (Piano, String Support, Brass Support) and 2 Percussion.
Woodwind/Reeds requirements: There are opportunities and plans for doubling of Jekyll & Hyde Woodwind/Reeds instruments in the orchestra as follows:
Woodwinds 1: Flute/Alto Flute
Woodwinds 2: Oboe/English Horn
Woodwinds 3: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Alto Sax
Woodwinds 4: Bassoon/Contrabasson
Book your audition online!
Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.
Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.
For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)
This is for musician auditions!
July 24, 2016