Murder is a Nightmare, but Jekyll & Hyde is Not

By Heidi

This past Sunday, the 2 Year Musical Journey took us to State College, PA – to The State Theatre, to be exact – for a community production of Jekyll & Hyde. I have to give Gracie’s friend Rylie credit for finding out and telling us about this show (and theater) and encouraging us to contact them about our project. Unfortunately, she was not able to attend with us (again). Thankfully for us, though, we have lots of friends who share our love of music and musical theater, and Gracie’s friend Margaret was happy to step in and spend the afternoon with us.

About the Show

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic thriller, Jekyll & Hyde is the gripping tale of a brilliant mind gone horrifically awry, set to a powerful pop-rock score by Frank Wildhorn with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. In an attempt to cure his ailing father’s mental illness by separating “good” from “evil” in the human personality, talented physician Dr. Jekyll inadvertently creates an alternate personality of pure evil, dubbed Mr. Hyde, who wreaks murderous havoc on the city of London. As his fiancée Emma grows increasingly fearful for her betrothed, a prostitute, …read more

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