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JEKYLL AND HYDE A musical in 2 acts, 26 Scenes; based on The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson: Book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Music by Frank Wildhorn. Alley Theatre, Houston - May 25, 1990 Plymouth Theatre, New York - 28 April, 1997 (1543 perfs) Synopsis: An evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create an evil and murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father's mental illness lies in the separation of Man's evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19thcentury London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Jekyll & Hyde is pure, pulse-pounding theatre, with a lush, romantic pop score hailed as a modern classic even before the show began its smash-hit Broadway run. STORY Prologue The sound of unearthly voices is heard before it seems to vanish upward into the fog in an atmosphere of ominous anticipation. The voice of Dr. Jekyll is heard over the din. He speaks of duality of man and the struggle within him between his inherently good side and his evil nature. John Utterson, a middle-aged lawyer, enters and addresses the audience. Dr. Jekyll, his friend and client, was engaged in a search to discover the elements of good and evil present in every personality. Scene 1 Dr. Jekyll and Danvers are in a nightmarish hospital ward in London sometime around 1885. Partially dressed bodies are strapped to wooden tables on one side of separating glass, as Doctors, Nurses, Attendants, and Visitors move about on the other side of the glass. Dr. Henry Jekyll, Utterson and Sir Danvers are looking down at an Old Man who is strapped to a bed. Jekyll explains that he has almost perfected a formula that will help him to reintegrate the Old Man's mind and emotions. Jekyll promises the Old Man, who is his own father, that he will find a way to help him. He kisses his father's brow and exits into the London night. As he goes he sings of the anguish he feels for his father's plight and his struggle to find the solution. Scene 2 A crowd, including Beggars, Hawkers, Stevedores, Sailors, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Tradespeople, gathers in front of a brick wall. They sing of the Facade that everyone shows to the world while hiding their private, other self. Scene 3 As the crowd disperses, the wall disappears to reveal the operating theatre of a clinic. Utterson watches from the periphery of the operating theatre as Simon Stride calls to order the meeting of the Board of Governors of St. Jude's Hospital. As Jekyll waits, Stride introduces the other attending members: Sir Danvers, the presiding officer, The Bishop of Basingstoke, The Right Honourable Arthur Proops, Lord Savage, Lady Beaconsfield and Generel Lord Glossop. Jekyll presents his proposal to test a groundbreaking formula he has created that will separate the dual natures of man. Jekyll explains his theory: that in each person there are two personalities, one good and one evil, which are constantly at war; he suggests that it is possible to separate these two