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GHS Presents Musical Thriller, "Jekyll & Hyde"


It's all a facade! 

Or so the song goes when Geneva Community High School showcases "Jekyll & Hyde," a musical thriller that exposes the good and evil sides of human nature on March 20-22 at 7:30pm. The theatre entrance will feature distorted images like carnival mirrors and a bust of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in white versus dark chocolate created by internationally-acclaimed master chocolatier, Chef Alain Roby, owner of Geneva's All Chocolate Kitchen. The exquisite sculpture will be raffled off during the Saturday night performance.

If you want a chance to own a Chef Roby Original, come buy a raffle ticket and enjoy the fun cotton candy, popcorn, and "Death By Chocolate" concessions! Here are a few more reasons why you should make plans to attend:

GHS Principal, Tom Rogers: "Our talented students always amaze me. Please come see for yourself this weekend. You won't be disappointed."
Theatre Boosters President, Becky Colbert:
"That moment when it all comes together - the hush comes over the crowd, the lights dim, the music starts and the curtain opens....... Besides, where else can you see live theatre for $10 a ticket?"
Musical and Drama Director, Roxanne Curtis:
"This year's musical, Jekyll and Hyde, has been an extremely ambitious undertaking. All involved have gone above and beyond the challenges presented by this musical, and I am extremely proud to have had the opportunity to work with such talented and dedicated students. I believe that audiences will be amazed at the level of talent we have "lurking" at Geneva High School!"
Technical Director, Mary Toledano: 
"...because it is probably the most challenging set by far!"
Pit Band Director, Pat Frederick: 
"Shayla Carey is going to play alto flute, and where can you go to hear an alto flute (outlawed in many countries!)"

Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde (Senior Joey Mc Call): "Please come to help me in the pursuit to separate good from evil in mankind."
Gabriel John Utterson (Senior Alex Howe): " because my best friend, Henry, is on the brink of success, and it is a thrilling adventure."
Emma Carew (Senior Anika Nims): "...so that people everywhere can learn how to save true love before it is destroyed."
Sir Danvers Carew (Senior Rian Kormos): "...to see all the crap I have to put up with!"
Simon Stride (Senior Angelo Gelfuso):"I have no time to talk. I have to hurry to the Board of Governors' meeting, as you should hurry to get your tickets."
Lucy Harris (Senior Molly Carberry): "If you don't come see the show, I can't make a living."
Lady Beaconsfield (Freshman Alyssa Zurow):"...it's fun and exciting and so mind-blowing that we can pull this off!"
Spider (Sophomore Quinn Falk):"Come see the show, or my ladies of the evening won't get paid tonight!"

Other cast members also extend the invitation, and promise you won't be disappointed: Nick Borodin, Chris Rich, Theodore James Farrell III, Will Palumbo, Melanie Burkhardt,
Harrison Gerard, Jacob Kochniarczyk, Chris Kubiak, Aly Fogel, Grace Higgins, Brianna Carey, Jenna Kaba, Isabella Kane, Kayla Mickelsen, Caroline Rau, Kayla Russo, San Sandberg, Kate Sieber, Mary Kate Stanfa, Annie Brown, Calen Colbert, Natalie Carberry, Maddy Donatelli, Cameron Graber, Jayne King, Sara Temple, Mitchell Spencer, Simran Sachdev, and Rebecca Roy. 

Tech Director, Mary Toledano, and Stage Manager Laura Termondt's crew has worked endlessly to make this production flawless: Katie Dinning, Kathleen Clemens, Megan Curran, Alex Kelm, Claire Colbert, Claire Strnad, Emma Wilson, Claire Oetter, Addie Weddle, Griffin Curran, Josh Doyle, Rebekah Jocson, Ashley King, Jenni Liese, Joey Leone, Emily Pokornwski, Christopher Stovall, and Gabrielle Thomson.

The unsung heroes of Pat Frederick's incredible pit orchestra will transport you into the Victorian age for a melodious stroll into the twisted minds of Dr. Jekyll and his torturous darker self, Mr. Hyde. Their beautifully haunting music will keep you on the edge of yours seats! Let your senses be heightened by the talents of Shayla Carey,
Ren Henry,Tyler Rasmussen, Joe Foster,Sydney Nelson, Anna Kilmer,Nick Mutchler, Edward Shi, Riley Carter, Rachel Longo, Haley Orwig, Emily Chang,
Samantha Kichka, Brandon Evert, Marc Hornig, Alec Fenne, Kevin Schneider, and Ryan Schneider.

One more treat to see at GHS's "Jekyll & Hyde" musical will be a vintage Thomas Edison Victrola from the 1900's displayed in the lobby, courtesy of Addie and Joe Marconi of Bee Attitudes Antiques of Batavia. The trumpet Victrola actually works, and is available for sale to interested collectors.

The Geneva Theatre Boosters would also like to thank many local businesses who contributed to the ambience of this production: 
Cadence Health and Fitness Center, The Little Traveler, Graham's Chocolates, Fresh Ground Roasting, and State Street Jewelers.


Be tempted by "Jekyll & Hyde," a fabulous musical to see this weekend at GHS! 

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Debbie Hanson March 19, 2014 at 01:40 PM
Contact dhanson@geneva304.org for tickets!

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