Jekyll & Hyde
Music by Frank Wildhorn Book
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Stephen M. Genovese
May 30 – July 20, 2008
presented at The Theater Building
This classic tale set in London in 1885 came to life through gorgeous love songs and powerful production numbers. When radical experiment backfire Henry Jekyll inadvertently gave life to Edward Hyde, his evil alter ego, a murderous being who let loose a reign of terror on the city of London and those who had ridiculed Jekyll's research.
A true musical theatre phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde attracted legions of loyal fans even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. BoHo takes on this amazing musical with the same drive and energy that made The Wild Party, Side Show, and The Life some of the most talked about smash hits in recent memory. In our most ambitious endeavor to date, BoHo presented a bold reworking of this gothic tale, making the tale fresh and cohesive in a brand new, exciting theatrical experience.
Joseph Jefferson Awards
- Principle Actor (Musical): Courtney Crouse (nomination)
- Costume Design: Michelle Julazadeh (nomination)
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Rave reviews for Jekyll & Hyde:
"This is the best production of the show that you will perhaps ever see."
–Misha Davenport, Chicago Sun-Times
"Once again, director Stephen M. Genovese has assembled a talented cast and surrounded it with a high-quality production."
–Kay Daly, Time Out Chicago
"(An) honest, hard-working new production."
–Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"What liberates this pastiche is the care, industry and sheer adrenaline expended by Director and Ensemble toward retaining the grim social criticism intended by its original author."
–Mary Shen Barnidge, Windy City Times
"Smart direction, technical brilliance and a powerful lead performer."
–Louis Weisberg, Chicago Free Press
"You are in for a treat watching Courtney Crouse bring to life both Jekyll and Hyde. His transformation scenes will keep you spellbound."
–Alan Bresloff, Epoch Times