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
Callbacks are TBD but are planned to either be Saturday June 25 1pm-5pm, or Monday June 27 7pm-10pm. Availability will be confirmed at your first audition.
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.
Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity’s Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.
To audition, please prepare about 2 minutes of a musical theatre song. (Please no songs from the show).
Please deliver the first half of the piece in the character the song was intended for.
Please deliver the second half of the piece in the opposite of said character.
The change of character is completely up to you. An example might be altering an upper class character into a lower class one.
No a capella. Please provide an instrumental track (CD or iPod/phone) or an accompanist to play for you. A piano and sound system will both be available.
A vocal range test may or may not be conducted in your audition.
A dance call will be part of the callback auditions, not the initial audition process.
Please provide a headshot and resume upon arrival at your audition if possible.
Rehearsals will begin immediately after callbacks once casting is complete.
|Gabriel John Utterson||M||B2 - F#4||
Serves as Jekyll's lawyer and helpful friend. He advises the troubled doctor on personal and professional affairs.
Age: 30 to 45
|Sir Danvers Carew||M||C3 - F#4||
Emma's loving father and Chairman of the Board of Governors. A charming and gentle man.
Age: 60 to 70
|Henry Jekyll / Edward Hyde||M||Bb2 - A4||
Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering the true nature behind the good and evil in man and Emma's fiancee. After he uses an experimental formula on himself, his evil side - Edward Hyde - takes control. As Hyde, he is violent, commanding, and a sexual deviant attracted to Lucy.
Age: 30 to 45
**Please note if a suitable actor cannot be found to play both Jekyll and Hyde, the part may be split between 2 actors.**
|Simon Stride||M||A2 - G4||
The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll's rival for Emma's affections.
Age: 30 to 40
A shrew and an Aristocrat. One of the members of the Board of Governors.
Age: 50 to 70
|Bishop Of Basingstoke||M||C#3 - G4||
A hypocritical, sadistic man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors.
Age: 40 to 60
A man-about-town. One of the members of the Board of Governors.
Age: 30 to 50
|General Lord Glossop||M||G#3 - C4||
A pompous retired army man and member of the Board of Governors.
Age: 50 to 70
|Sir Archibald Proops||M||Tenor||
Queen’s Counsel, Quick, Methodical and all business. One of the members of the Board of Governors.
Age: 30 to 50
|Emma Carew||F||A3 - C6||
The daughter of Chairman Danvers and Jekyll's beloved fiancée who is refined and desired by all of the socialite men.
|Lucy Harris||F||G#3 - F#5||The gorgeous 'main attraction' at a local gentleman's club. At the bottom of her luck, she becomes the object of Hyde's obsession. Lucy is feisty and wild, but also cautious and aware.|
|Ensemble||MF||Various||Consist of performers to play various roles including: Aristocrats; Citizens; Servants; Party Guests; Prostitutes; Policemen|
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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)
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