If you live in the Southern California, treat yourself this weekend, or during the Thanksgiving holiday to Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical, playing at the Village Theatre in Orange. The Broadway-style show is produced by Party By Number Entertainment, Inc. And, I must say, this is great production!
I want to personally thank the cast and crew for allowing me to promote Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History in their program. The Village Theatre is located at 1140 Tustin Ave. in Orange. For ticket info, call (714) 316-8826; or visit www.villagetheatrearts.com.
Dr. Henry Jekyll & Edward Hyde is played by accomplished actor Sergio Candido, who doubles as Exectutive Director. Kelly Lynne Harris is also a fine singer and actress, and she debuts as Assistant Director. This combination of magnificent talent has brought out the best in their cast including: Darren C. Buckels, Vanessa Cedeno, Abby Bolin, Bradley Miller, Jeremy Krasovic, and Mark Torres. The performances were crisp, the songs – inspired, the choreography – disciplined, and the presentation captures the dark, moody story, first written in 1886 by author Robert Louis Stevenson.
What a rich cinematic history this tale has taken. The novella has been adapted 13 times on screen. Early silent versions were made on 6 different occasions. Fredric March garnered an Oscar in 1931 for his fine performance. In 1941, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ingrid Bergman, and Donald Crisp starred in a lush MGM production. In fact, Crisp is one of the featured character actors in my book.
SPENCER TRACY & LANA TURNER
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