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 1 Haldo, Thu, 13th Oct '11 6:33:40 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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So... Jekyll & Hyde!

My school is putting on a production of this, and it seems really cool from the scenes I've seen from it. Has anybody else here seen it?
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 2 Fusionman, Fri, 14th Oct '11 8:45:19 AM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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We did it last year for the Thespian production at my school.

It kicks ass.
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 3 Haldo, Mon, 17th Oct '11 3:55:12 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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That it does :3 I heard they won't let kids under 12 watch my school's production of it...
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 4 Fusionman, Mon, 17th Oct '11 4:57:08 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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I think we only put a parental warning on our poster. Then again I didn't see kids so...
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 5 Haldo, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 10:57:33 AM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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There's a song in there between Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde that reminds me a lot of Persona4.
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 6 Fusionman, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 11:05:28 AM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Confrontation? grin
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 7 Haldo, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 12:04:26 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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That's right! Now that they're making a Persona 4 anime, wouldn't an amv of that be amazing? :O
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 8 Fusionman, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 12:59:19 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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...I am proud of you. smile
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 9 Haldo, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 1:27:19 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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Aw, thanks waii Now I have to watch the Persona 4 anime...
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 10 Merlo, Sun, 23rd Oct '11 1:43:27 PM from the masochist chamber
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I haven't had the opportunity to see it live myself, but I've liked what I've seen. I hope you guys have fun smile

edited 23rd Oct '11 1:43:55 PM by Merlo

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 11 Haldo, Sat, 29th Oct '11 7:53:28 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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Question: When Mr. Hyde starts getting all rapey on Lucy, is she actually attracted to him or not?
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 12 Fusionman, Sat, 29th Oct '11 7:57:31 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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..Debatable. I say it depends on how the director intrepts the script.
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 13 Haldo, Sat, 29th Oct '11 8:17:29 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
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'Cause that relationship just makes Hyde look like a rapist in my school's production, but some of the lines are kind of... open for interpretation.
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 14 Fusionman, Sat, 29th Oct '11 8:22:22 PM from In a snow-covered wasteland Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
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Yeah it can be rapey, Rape Is Love, some other trope indicating she likes it or wanted it to some extent...

Hell seeing how Lucy is a PG-13 whore you could argue even more...
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 15 Loni Jay, Mon, 21st May '12 1:12:56 AM from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
I have never seen this, but I have the soundtrack. A guy did 'Confrontation' for a competition I was in once; He grew his hair long, and for Hyde's lines he flipped it forward to hang aver his face. It was pretty intense.

In my opinion there is definitely an implication that Lucy is attracted to Hyde - listen to 'Dangerous Game'.
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Well this is certainly an old thread but what the heck? I might as well post my opinions here instead of creating an entirely new thread. I have to say this musical can be pretty damn amazing when it's given to the right people. For example, the CD versions featuring Anthony Warlow and Rob Evans are incredible to listen to.

However when not done properly, Jekyll & Hyde can easily be a murderous train wreck especially when the main lead is miscast.

Like say, for example casting Sebastian Bach (?!?) as Jekyll and Hyde. Or Constantine Maroulis for that matter.

Now while those singers mentioned above aren't bad on their own, they're unbelievably out of their element when they perform in this show. IMO it's because their voices are too high pitched and their style of singing isn't fit for the show. (Which is very odd, considering the version Maroulis performed was actually remade to fit his style of singing.)

The real unfortunate thing about Jekyll and Hyde is that we only have one version of the musical on DVD, and it stars David Hasselhoff as the lead...wtf?

Actually, to be honest the Hoff is actually kind of good as Jekyll and Hyde. He's not great mind you, but he does a presence on stage and is sometimes intimidating as Hyde...sometimes.

In my personal opinion, the best version of the bunch has to be The Resurrection CD starring Rob Evans as Jekyll and Hyde. It's sort of a combination of the older more traditional Jekyll and Hyde and the 2013 revival starring Maroulis. What I mean is, the tunes of the songs have the "Rock Show" like element heard in the 2013 revival but Rob Evans performance reminds me more of the older productions of the musical.

If only Evans was in the revival.

 17 lancesolous 13, Tue, 28th Jan '14 5:34:55 PM from California Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
I've never liked Hoff in the role. He just... didn't do it for me. He's not the worst I've seen, but I feel his Hyde comes across as just simply creepy and insane with no real depth.

I've always wanted to do this show for High School. Sad that we never did. Then again, based off my track record, would never have gotten the lead anyway and would have had to watch someone else do a role I know to heart.

Anyway, the way I see the role is that the two characters need to be polar opposites, and not just simply Sane/Insane. Jekyll is uncertain, timid, and far more emotionally revealed/vulnerable, which is counter (In line with the theme of everyone being exactly what they don't appear to be) to Hyde being assertive, stoic, and having courage to do what he believes is the only way to go about things with a smooth coat of insanity layered for good measure.

Which leads to both sides showing a different half of the same coin. Jekyll is attracted to Lucy, but Hyde is the only person/half who would ever do anything or act on such an attraction. Hyde plays on the desires that Jekyll never would act upon; those hidden deep within. They are not two characters, but the same character from different perspectives.

Also, personal note, if I were ever to do the role, I would probably minimize the 'rapey' undertones with Lucy and Hyde as much as possible. Thankfully, most productions don't keep the 'Predator/Prey' section of Alive. Not only is it awkward and falls into unfortunate implications, its just simply cheap and boring to do that. I think its far more interesting to have Hyde legitimately care for Lucy to some extent.
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The original Houston production was fantastic. The Broadway version was pretty dreadful though, besides some good actors. Not the Hoff though...what a travesty. Maybe I'm just not cultured enough to appreciate The Transformation reimagined as The Worm. Dude must've stuck his hand in a lightbulb 'cause his vibrato sounded like he was being electrocuted.

For me it got way better when it was translated into German. The Austrian and German productions have been marvelous. Ethan Freeman played a quiet, sinister Hyde whose beastliness simmered until he lost it at the end. Thomas Borchert's Hyde just sounds so happy to be alive; I like his manic energy, and as Jekyll he was really likeable without seeming like a pussy. Chris Murray's Hyde is difficult to describe...corrosively charismatic, maybe. Hands down my favorite "Dangerous Game." I can't speak for the lyrics, but I was really entertained by clips of the Korean version. Hyde gets a sexy cape with a thick fur collar...instead of a purple moose coat.

edited 15th Feb '14 2:57:32 PM by Phoenixflame

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