Thursday, July 03, 2008
That's Brooke (Emma) and David (Jekyll) in front of the fantastic scaffolding (ha ha). The girls in the background are various Red rat dancers working on different parts of the scene. I think that's Abby in the pink tank top on the right.
Oh, and that is indeed the awesome pink dress on Brooke that I was talking about earlier!
Arts council to stage Jekyll and Hyde
Wednesday, July 2, 2008 2:28 PM
By CHRIS ALEXIS
ThisWeek Staff Writer
The Hilliard Arts Council is getting in touch with its dark side. It will present "Jekyll and Hyde" for its annual summer musical.
The show will run at the Hilliard Davidson High School Performing Arts Center, 5100 Davidson Rd. Show times are 8 p.m. on July 11-12 and 3 p.m. on July 13.
Play director Robin Brenneman said this is the first community theatre production of the show in the Columbus area.
Her husband, Ken, provides musical direction for the show.
The musical is based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson which follows Dr. Henry Jekyll, whose experiments with human personality create a homicidal alter ego, Edward Hyde.
Brenneman said this show is a change of pace from last summer's show, "The King and I."
"We decided to do something a little edgierÉ we like to offer variety," she said. "We thought it would be nice to do something of an adult nature."
Brenneman said the show is rated PG-13 for "mature themes."
"Hyde kills a lot of people," she said, but added there is no fake blood.
She advised discretion for parents of young children.
"It's up to each parent to know their child," she said.
One of the characters, Lucy Harris, is a prostitute. Brenneman was quick to point out that nothing inappropriate is shown on stage.
Lucy is played by Diana Zambrotta, a 2005 graduate of Hilliard Davidson. She said she's been close with the Brennemans for years. She currently lives in New York City, studying theatre at Marymount Manhattan College. She said she's home for the summer and will be returning to New York in August to begin her senior year.
She described her character, Lucy, as being in a "love triangle."
"She becomes involved in an emotional affair with Jekyll and a physical relationship with Hyde," she said.
She said working with the Brennemans has been a "great experience."
"They set a tone in the environment that allows for a lot of discovery. They give you a lot of freedom to make your own choices as an actor," she said.
"I think we have a strong group of people performing," she said.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for senior citizens and students. For more information, call 614-527-4407, e-mail kenrob@ columbus.rr.com or visit www .hilliardartscouncil.org.