I think that most people probably know this story, but I was one of the very few who truly didn’t know anything about it… seriously, I had no idea what it was about. I told Jason beforehand that I thought it was about a mad scientist who had split-personalities and that was every bit that I knew. He was shocked and I understood that; I was glad in a way though because I knew that I would be watching the show from a very fresh point of view, without expectations.
“This dark and dangerous love story is brought to thrilling, chilling new life by Constantine Maroulis (“American Idol”) and Grammy-nominee Deborah Cox. Now in a newly-reimagined production bound for Broadway, this classic tale of good and evil still features audience favorites, “This is the Moment,” “A New Life” and “Someone Like You.”
Constantine Maroulis stars as Jekyll and Hyde in the show and I was thrilled! If you read my Rock of Ages review then you know that I was not a fan of Constantine at all after he was on American Idol, I couldn’t stand him! However, after seeing him in Rock of Ages my whole opinion changed and I thought he was great. This time when I heard that he was coming back with a new show I was really excited and looking forward to it! I know that he has a great voice and truly connects with whatever character he is playing. The fact that Grammy-nominated Deborah Cox was co-starring was the icing on the cake.
I enjoyed this show very much, I thought that it was exciting and full of action. The songs were lovely and the singing was fantastic! Watching Constantine on stage was great, I loved watching him switch between the two characters without a hitch and performing both parts perfectly.
After talking to Jason I realized that many people might be thrown off by the fact that most of the show focuses on the Hyde side of the good doctor; the bad, thrilling, killing side but I loved that! I found Jekyll to be a bit boring and watching a whole show just about him would have had me sleeping in my seat but they threw in Hyde and it kept the show alive and exciting. Maybe I am just a fool for “the bad boy” but I was just waiting to see what awful thing he would do next… and who he would do it to!
I would recommend going to see this show, it could be brilliant for a non-traditional Valentines Day date if you aren’t really into all of that lovely-dovey stuff.
Jan 29, 2013-Feb 10, 2013
Sun 1pm & 6:30pm
Run Time: TBD
Age Recommendation: ages 13+; contains some mature situations.
Advisories: Contains mature situations. There is also use of a strobe effect that lasts approximately 5 seconds towards the end of the song “Murder” at the top of Act II.
Disclosure: We received tickets to this show but the opinions above are my own and were not influenced in anyway at all. All opinions are 100% my own!