Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde
* Both parts will be played by the same actor
Gender : Male
Stage Age: 25 to 65 * Age range will determine on others auditioning
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor Bb2-F4 (A4 )
Dance Requirement: Minimal * must be able to move
Part Size : Lead Role * demands a strong vocalist and actor
*Actor must be comfortable kissing and touching on stage. Actor may be asked to show his body onstage (no nudity).
*There will be a significant amount of work on physicality, so consider how you may want to exhibit this at audition stages.
*Actor must be comfortable with combat: death scenes, assault and battery. Hyde murders several people and will need to be able to move well. Please be honest on your audition sheet about your physical limitations.
*Actor must be able to transform onstage physically, emotionally, verbally and vocally. We must be able to see and determine between Jekyll/Hyde
Lab Notes On Jekyll & Hyde
Henry is a driven, focused individual. Though charming and pleasant, his focus on his scientific pursuits verge on obsession and often get in the way of what others expect of him. Many of his peers find him difficult to stomach, due to his determined nature and his lack of concern with societal expectations. He can be frantic and single-minded, though we do see a soft side to him in his interactions with his fiancé, Emma. The pair are playful with each other, and we are left with the impression that they have overcome significant hurdles to be with each other.
As show develops - and Jekyll becomes more involved with his experiments - he grows more isolated, sharper, and almost scary in his frenzy. The counterpart to Henry, Edward Hyde is a brutish, stereotypical alpha male. Intimidating in his sexuality, his presence alone suggests the danger he presents. Despite his threatening appearance, something about him should suggest to the audience a sense of allure; an instinctual attraction to his strength. Charming, frightening, and suave, Hyde is unpredictable yet always in clear control of any space he occupies.
Jekyll and Hyde are pivotal in the piece and so we need someone with presence, skill enough to play both aspects and great stamina. He must have the acting ability to portray two separate identities as well as being able to sing the range and style of the separate personalities too! Jekyll has an elegance, propriety and manners, which belies his situation and breeding. We need an ability to portray stillness, bearing and class whilst still having raw energy and passion. Hyde has an animal magnetism; he is rough, earthy and perverse.
His physicality is manic, as if unleashed from bonds. He is passionate to the point of obsession. Carnal and guttural, he exudes sexuality and power.
Lost In the Darkness – Jekyll
I Need To Know – Jekyll
Board of Directors – Jekyll w’ Small Ensemble
The Engagement Party – small Ensemble
Before Take Me As I Am – Duet
Take Me As I Am – Duet
Bring On the Men – no singing
Outside Jekyll's Lab – Jekyll
This Is The Moment -Jekyll
The Transformation – Jekyll/Hyde
His Work And Nothing More –Quartet
Alive Reprise – Hyde
Murder Murder -Hyde w’Ensemble
Streak of Madness – Jekyll w’ Emma
Dangerous Game – Hyde w’ Lucy
Angst 2 – Jekyll
Lucy’s Death – Hyde /Jekyll
The Wedding – Jekyll w’ Emma