A pre-tour preview engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE was presented at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California from September 7-30, 2012. The 25-week national tour launched on October 2, 2012 at San Diego's Civic Theatre.
JEKYLL & HYDE is based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes an evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness. The musical was first introduced as a concept album in 1990 featuring Colm Wilkinson and Linda Eder, and shortly thereafter had its world premiere at the Alley Theatre in Houston starring Chuck Wagner as 'Jekyll'/'Hyde' and Linda Eder as 'Lucy'. Following a 30-city National Tour, the original Broadway production opened at The Plymouth Theatre on April 28, 1997 and earned four Tony Award nominations. Directed by Robin Phillips and choreographed by Joey Pizzi, the production starredRobert Cuccioli, who earned a Tony Nomination as well as Joseph Jefferson, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for his portrayal of'Jekyll'/'Hyde', Linda Eder, who won the Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut as 'Lucy', and Christianne Noll as 'Emma Carew'. After 1,543 performances, and such replacements as Sebastian Bach and David Hasselhoff in the title role, the production played its final performance on January 7, 2001. The show's popularity catapulted well beyond the Great White Way and, within the subsequent decade of its world premiere, JEKYLL & HYDE became an international sensation with multiple tours in the UK and North America, and over a dozen recordings from Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Japan and South Korea, among others.
The JEKYLL & HYDE regular performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00pm, Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm & 7:00pm