This is NOT the moment for Dark Horse Company Theatre’s “Jekyll and Hyde”

If you are in the mood for a dark musical just in time for Halloween this may be a good choice. “Jekyll and Hyde” is a challenging undertaking for many reasons… In order for “Jekyll and Hyde” to be successful two things must be present: very strong directing and detailed choices to compensate for the lacking material, and a strong dimensional actor playing Dr. Jekyll. Unfortunately this production was not up for the challenge and failed on both accounts… Continue reading

The Demon Barber of (Midvale) Main Street

Well, as you are most likely already aware, it’s that special time of year again. When summer has said farewell and autumn has arrived. When the leaves are changing color, a chill has settled in the air, and things start to go bump in the night. It is almost time for All Hallows Eve, and our local theatre scene is, as always, quite aware. Two groups are performing Shakespeare’s otherworldly tragedy Macbeth. One company I noticed is advertising Dracula Versus Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. And over at the Midvale Main Street Theatre, owner and director Tammy Ross is presenting the popular musical thriller Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Continue reading

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