Jekyll and Hyde appear in Janesville

January 24, 2013 by  

This weekend, ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ will make an onstage musical appearance at the Janesville Performing Arts Center and is being presented by the Bower City Theatre Company. This is a truly unique musical phenomenon that has spent four years running on Broadway as well as completing many worldwide tours, so brochure printers may have been used to promote this special event to people in the area.

This story is an epic adventure between the good and evil sides of human nature and is based on the characters in the classic story written by Robert Louis Stevenson, in which a brilliant doctor tries out various experiments with human nature and eventually creates a counterpart that turns out to be a murderous individual. While experimenting, Dr. Henry Jekyll unknowingly lets his own dark side out of the box to create havoc throughout London’s streets during the late years of the 19th Century. This dark counterpart takes on the identity of the maniacal and savage Edward Hyde. Jekyll has little control as he switches from himself to Hyde and back again. This Frank Wildhor and Leslie Bricusse adaption has earned both Tony and Grammy Award nominations, as well as Oscar and Grammy Awards.

Tickets are $23 per adult and $17 per student, or $17 per person for groups of 20 or more. Jekyll and Hyde will take place this Friday and Saturday, January 25 – 26, starting at 7:30 pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center in Janesville, Wisconsin. To purchase tickets, please visit the Janesville Performing Arts Center website or call 608-758-0297 for the box office.