Jekyll Hydes Again!

by  Dave Reiser, Jack Sharkey

Full Length Musical, Comedy  /  5m, 5f

This is the tale of Junior Jekyll, fresh out of medical school, who arrives to clear up his late father's estate and rediscovers Formula Number One, the dangerous potion that turned Dad into Mr. Hyde. Junior is soon ears deep in a mess-- wanted by the police, plunged into poverty, in love with the l…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This is the tale of Junior Jekyll, fresh out of medical school, who arrives to clear up his late father's estate and rediscovers Formula Number One, the dangerous potion that turned Dad into Mr. Hyde. Junior is soon ears deep in a mess-- wanted by the police, plunged into poverty, in love with the lab assistant and-- worst of all-- engaged to marry Grumby's rotund daughter Gretchen. As Hyde he encounters a saloon singer who knows the secret of Jekyll's Formula Number Two. By show's end Formula Number Three is unearthed and all ends happily for everybody except nasty old Grumby. This show is ebullient; the dialogue is priceless and the songs range from frightening to charming to hilarious.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 19th Century
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: Dr. Jekyll's lab which also becomes a drugstore and a bar.
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Piano Only
  • Chorus Size: Small

Casting

5m, 5f

JUNIOR JEKYLL [HYDE], a kindly [rotten] doctor [fiend]
LALA, a free-lance lab assistant
THADDEUS GRUMBY, the neighborhood do-gooder
GRETCHEN GRUMBY, Thaddeus's downhearted daughter
PARADISE PLOTKIN, a world-weary saloon-singer
Supporting Players
BARTENDER/POLICEMAN, (dual role for one player)
FEMALE SINGERS #1 and #2
MALE SINGERS #1 and #2

[If you like, you may have MALE/FEMALE SINGERS by the dozens; the listing above is the minimum required

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  • Non-Traditional casting
  • Room for Extras

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Full Package

11 Piano/Vocal Scores 

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Authors

Dave Reiser

Dave Reiser

Jack Sharkey

Jack Sharkey (1931-1992) was born on May 6, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. He began writing when he was 10 years old. He graduated from college with a BA in the Creative Writing Field of the English major. After that, he taught school for two years from 1953 to 1955. In mid-1955, Mr. Sharkey enlisted in th ...

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