'Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical' opens tomorrow

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The show features Sara Rydzewski of Royal Oak as Lucy, Josh Allor of Mount Clemens as Jekyll (and Hyde), and Nancy Ingles of Grosse Pointe Park as Emma. - PHOTO BY LANCE LUCE
  • Photo by Lance Luce
  • The show features Sara Rydzewski of Royal Oak as Lucy, Josh Allor of Mount Clemens as Jekyll (and Hyde), and Nancy Ingles of Grosse Pointe Park as Emma.

Somewhere along the way, community theater unfairly became something of a punch line. It was probably the success of "Waiting for Guffman" that sent people giggling at the thought of a community theatrical production. But it's not always that way. Royal Oak's Stagecrafters regularly put on high-quality productions, and this month's Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical should be no exception.

Part thriller, part musical, part love story, the production (which runs Jan. 9-Feb. 1) is the classic 1886 story, with an emphasis on the two, very different women who love different sides of the protagonist. Judging by the advance photos, the story will get a lush period staging, with plenty of gorgeous costumes. 

Tomorrow's show will be preceded by a 7 p.m. pre-glow with light snacks and beverages. Afterward, the play will run at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Advance tickets are $20 on Thursdays, $22 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online at stagecrafters.org, by phone at 248-541-6430, or at the box office at the Baldwin Theatre, located at 415 S. Lafayette, Royal Oak.


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