Monday, December 1, 2014


The forces of good versus evil have long battled for supremacy.  Nowhere has that struggle been more vibrant and vivid, agonizing and desperate, than in Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's stirring musical "Jekyll and Hyde."  This classical tale of a monster captured in the guise of a passionate physician will play for three gripping performances Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.

Imagine yourself in the dark and foggy streets of Victorian London, scurrying home with your packages, eager to reach the safety of your domicile.  You know you should have finished your business earlier, in daylight, but the velvet blackness of the night fell too suddenly.  Your heart beats faster as you hear the rhythm of footsteps behind you on the cobblestones, reinforcing your fears that a madman is on the loose.  Will you be his next victim?

The original tale was penned by Robert Louis Stevenson, the grisly yet glamorous story of a romantic doctor and his black-hearted alter ego, two very different men trapped in one body.  Two women are caught in his machinations, trusting their souls to what could be a terrifying fate, both in love with the same man, who not knowing his terrifying secret.

Memorable music like "This Is the Moment," "Someone Like You" and "A New Life" punctuate the drama with force and fervor.  The longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theater, "Jekyll and Hyde" has been viewed from Austria to Australia, Sweden to Spain.  Now Waterbury audiences can be trapped in its powerful and wicked claws, on Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  For tickets ($45-65), call the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury at 203-346-2000 or online at

Before the Sunday, December 7, 6:30 p.m. performance, Riverhouse Catering will prepare at 4:30 p.m. a pre-fixe four-course dinner in the Palace's Poli Club, on the mezzanine level.  The $62.50 price includes tax, service fees, coffee and tea, with a cash bar available.  Make reservations in advance when you purchase your tickets.

Be mesmerized as this monumental musical of a madman and a medical man makes its mark so magically.

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