Auditions 2022: Jekyll & Hyde

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Jekyll Hyde

Synopsis

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 lady of the night, Lucy, finds herself dangerously involved with both the doctor and his alter ego. Struggling to control Hyde before he takes over for good, Jekyll must race to find a cure for the demon he has created in his own mind.

Audition Dates and Times

Saturday, Feb 19th- 10:30AM-12:30 PM

Sunday, Feb 20th- 2:00-3:30PM

Saturday, Feb 26th- 3:30PM-5:30PM

Sunday, Feb 27th (callbacks, if needed)

Call backs will be as needed Sunday afternoon 

All are encouraged to audition for this great musical. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist (pre-recorded t

Please come prepared to sing 32 bars of a song representative of the style of the show. If you are interested in a specific role, we would like to hear a song that role sings in Jekyll and Hyde. Those auditioning for the role of Jekyll/Hyde should be familiar with the song “Alive.” An accompanist will be provided, so please have your music clearly marked for any cuts, tempos, changes, etc. No recorded music will be accepted. 

You will learn a short movement combination in the lobby to be performed in the audition. You may be asked to stay and read from the script. 

We ask that all those who come through for auditions be 18 years old by the time of rehearsals starting. Rehearsals will run Monday through Friday, 6:30-9:00pm leading up to performances. A further breakdown of the schedule will be made after casting. We also ask that all conflicts please be outlined clearly on the audition sheet so that scheduling can be made quickly and we can work as efficiently as possible.

Characters

Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde

Age: 25-45

Vocal Range: up to strong A4

Jekyll is a doctor obsessed with discovering a formula to separate a human’s good side from the evil, in hopes of eliminating evil for all mankind. He is a good, smart man but extremely focused on his work to save his father, hospitalized at St. Jude’s, from the illness of evil. Engaged to Emma Carew. After being spurned by the hospital’s Board of Governors, he uses his formula on himself, and his alter-ego Hyde takes control. Hyde is violent, aggressive, lustful, and out of control. Actor needs to be able to show ability to portray the different extremes physically, in the speaking voice, and in the singing voice. One must not simply choose to sing as Jekyll and shout as Hyde. This is an extremely physically and vocally demanding role.

Lucy Harris

Age: 20-35

Vocal Range: G3 to F5

The gorgeous ‘main attraction’ at the local gentleman’s club. At the bottom of her luck, she becomes the object of Hyde’s obsession. Lucy is feisty and strong, but also cautious and aware. Actor needs to be able to have a clear, strong mix with endurance, and move well. 

Emma Carew

Age: 20-30

Vocal Range: A3 to C6

Daughter of Chairman Danvers and Jekyll’s beloved fiancé. She is refined and desired by many socialite men. Emma is sweet and devoted to Jekyll, but also strong-willed and passionate. Actor needs to have a strong high soprano voice as well as a clear mix. 

John Utterson

Age: 25-45

Vocal Range: B2 to F4

Serves as Jekyll’s lawyer and best friend. He advises the doctor on personal and professional matters. John is loyal, devoted, and respected. 

Sir Danvers Carew

Age: 55-70

Vocal Range: C3 to F4

Emma’s loving father, Knight of the British Empire, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of St. Jude’s Hospital. A charming and gentle man. He is the only Board member remotely sympathetic to Jekyll’s cause. 

Simon Stride

Age: 30-40

Vocal Range: A2 to G4

The secretary of the Board of Governors and Jekyll’s rival for Emma’s affections. Simon and Jekyll have a tense, competitive relationship. 

Lady Beaconsfield/ Nellie

Age: 40-60

Vocal Range: up to G5

Beaconsfield is a member of the Board of Governors in place of her husband who died 20 years ago. She views most of society with contempt and arrogance, frequently mocking those she deems inferior, including Jekyll. Nellie is the head of the gentleman’s club where Lucy works, in charge of the women. Actor needs to have a high operatic voice, and she must be able to portray a rich socialite as well as a lady of the night. 

Bishop of Basingstoke

Age: 40-60

Vocal Range: C3 to G4

Bishop is a hypocritical, lecherous man of the cloth and a member of the Board of Governors. Despite being a high-ranking clergyman, his personal affairs do not follow the chaste rules of the church. 

General Lord Glossop

Age: 50-60

Vocal Range: G3 to G4

A pompous retired military leader and member of the Board of Governors. A formidable, straightforward, ramrod with a cruel mouth. 

Sir Archibald Proops

Age: 30-50

Vocal Range: G3-G4

A member of the Queen’s Council and the Board of Governors. He is quick-witted, methodical, and all business.

Lord Savage

Vocal Range: G3-G4

A wealthy socialite and a member of the Board of Governors. He is arrogant, aloof, and has much better things to do than concern himself with Jekyll’s plight. 

Ensemble

We would like the ensemble to be a mix of ethnicity, age, body type, and gender. The ensemble will portray a mix of poor citizens and wealthy socialites, and will further the story through song. We seek strong vocalists of all ranges to fill this group; the ability to read music is appreciated, but not required. While dancing is not a central focus of the show, ensemble members must be able to move well.