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.