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May 2011

Performances:
May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Music by Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Frank Wildhorn, Steve Cuden
Book by Leslie Bricusse
Based on The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Darnell Morris
Music Direction by Mayumi Baker, Valerie Higgs
Produced by Kevin Garrett


Synopsis

Jekyll & Hyde is a musical based on the novel, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The original stage conception was by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. The music is by Wildhorn and the lyrics and book are by Leslie Bricusse.

Jekyll & Hyde concerns a brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Convinced the cure for his father’s mental illness lies in the separation of Man’s evil nature from his good, Dr. Henry Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19-century London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde.


Cast

BJ Bergman Angstadt (Proops) is excited to be in her first KAT production. Previous roles, all in Florida, include LOOKING GLASS PLAYERS, touring: Diary of Anne Frank (Edith Frank)To Kill a Mockingbird (Miss Maudie); JACK LINK ASSOCIATES, Cocoa/ FT Pierce: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza); MELBOURNE CIVIC THEATRE: Best Little Whorehouse (Miss Mona), Steel Magnolias (M'Lynn); SURFSIDE PLAYHOUSE Cocoa Beach: The Mikado (Katisha),Brighton Beach Memoirs (Kate). NINKO PRODUCTIONS: Touring Revue/Sea Escape Cruises. She sends many thanks to Darnell and the production team and hugs to her husband Bruce for his boundless love and support.
Geoffrey Baskir (Bishop Basingstoke) is pleased to be onstage at KAT. Previous appearances include LTA: Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge (Serena/George Bailey/Jeff Skilling); SMP: Two Gentlemen of Verona(Antonio/Panthino); PCP: Front Page (Schwartz); ESP: It's a Wonderful Life (Ernie); ACCT: Inherit the Wind (Elijah); I've also been on the production side of things at LTA, PCP, and coming soon, TACT. All my love to the two redheads in my life, Genie and Emma, who have their own theater careers.
Erin Branigan (Guinevere/Ensemble) INTERNATIONAL: BECKETT THEATRE (DUBLIN): Death of a Salesman(Linda Loman). REGIONAL: MSF: Taming of the Shrew (Grumio); Much Ado About Nothing Bare Bard (Ursula); The Tempest Bare Bard (Ariel); Company Member. MDRF: Romeo and Juliet (Benvolio). LOCAL: DS: The Wild Party(Sally). WST: Parade (Helen/Lucille u/s/Costume Design); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Miss Dorothy). KAT2S: Godspell(Lamar). WLP: Chess (Reporter). OSP: Ash Girl (Pridefly). DTC: Carousel (Arminy). RMT: Pippin (Player). TOUR:Shakespeare Alive! (Actor/Educator); Ellis Island (Raisa). EDUCATION: M. Phil., Trinity College Dublin; B.A., University of Maryland.
Aaron Burke (Ensemble) is excited to be making his community theater debut with KAT. Previous credits include The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Alice in Wonderland (March Hare), A Chorus Line (Mark), and Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson). He can also be seen in Clarksburg High School's upcoming Spring production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast (Beast/Prince) this April. He sends thanks to his friends and family, and the Jekyll & Hyde cast and crew for this incredible opportunity.
Ryan Burke (Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde) is estatic to once again be back on the KAT stage! He was last seen at KAT as Jamie Wellerstein in The Last 5 Years back in February/March. His favorite credits include William Barfee in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (DC Theatre Scene Musical Scene Stealer). Other favorites include Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, Albert Peterson in Bye, Bye, Birdie!, and Paul San Marco in A Chorus Line. He would like to thank all the KAT crew and Jekyll cast/crew, his friends and family, and Maggie for their amazing support.
Joe Cannon (Glossop) PGLT: Secret Garden (Ben Weatherstaff). RMT: Ragtime (Grandfather). TACT: Dear World(Waiter). KAT: Side Show (Bearded Lady). Graduate of the theater program at American University. Best Actor Supporting Role, This Way to the Tomb (Clarence de la Dell). Thanks to all my family and friends for their encouragement and support. Joe is delighted to be back once again onstage at KAT. 
Ebenezer Concepcion (Spider/Ensemble) CHURCH CHOIR, NJ: director/lead vocalist. He will be making his debut in musical theater in this production. He would like to thank Adrienne Walsh, Dr. Zarou, Pricilla Martinez, Patrick Martinez, and his family for their support and motivation.
Morgan Fannon (Ensemble) Toby's: Aida (Nehebka/Aida Understudy). Teatro 101: Violet (Radio Girl). KAT: Pippin(Leading Player), Cabaret (Helga). Lazy Susan: Beehive (Janis Joplin and more). CCTA: Aida (Aida), Ragtime (Sarah’s Friend). MP: Evita (Evita). And too many others to list.
Emily Karol (Emma Carew) This marks Emily's first production with KAT. REGIONALLY: MD Shakespeare Festival:Merchant of Venice (Portia), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Helena), Love's Labour's Lost (Princess of France). Shakespeare & Company: Measure for Measure (Provost/Elbow/Francisca), Wordplay! (Queen Elizabeth/Beatrice),Othello (Emilia u/s), Twelfth Night (Malvolio/2nd Officer). Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation: Texas! The Musical Drama (Bonnie Belle). Pittsburgh Musical Theatre: Footloose (LuLu Warnicker), The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta), Jesus Christ Superstar (Ensemble). Love to her family and close friends.
Gregory M. Mangiapane (Lord Savage) is thrilled to be playing Lord Savage in Jekyll & Hyde. He last played Bruce Lathrop in Beyond Therapy in the DC Fringe Festival. He appeared as Mr. Arable in Charlotte's Web at LMP, Colonel Cathcart in Catch-22 at GAC, and Roy in The Odd Couple with CCP. He played Governor Slaton in the musicalParade. He appeared in the title role of Volpone in the 2007 DC Fringe Festival. Again at LMP he appeared as Juror #7 in Twelve Angry Jurors; the Steward in Into the Woods, and George Hay in Moon Over Buffalo. At SSS he played Col. Kenneth Penmark in Bad Seed. Other roles include Oscar Wilde in the musical A Man of No Importance, and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Carly Neely (Lucy Harris) is enthusiastic to be back on stage and for the first time with KAT! Previous shows include Steel Pier (Shelby Stevens), Showtune (Female #1), and Pippin (Fastrada) at Montgomery College and a concert production of Carmen (Carmen) at Goucher College. Many thanks to the cast, crew, my family (especially my mother who never fails to encourage me), and more than ever, thank you Ed for supporting me always. Thank you Darnell for believing in me!
Cara Pellegrino (Nellie, Lucy u/s) graduated James Madison University with a BM in Music Education and a minor in theater. She is currently a full time music teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools. Past credits: Merrily We Roll Along (Mary Flynn), WST; Seussical the Musical (Mayzie la Bird), KAT 2nd Stage; Urinetown: The Musical(Soupy Sue), MPAT; The Pajama Game (Musical Director), WST; Children of Eden (Eve/Mama Noah), GAC; Parade(Mrs. Phagan), WST; Oklahoma! (AdoAnnie), RMT. She would like to thank her Mom & Dad for their constant love and support, her friends for believing in her even when she did not, and the wonderful staff and cast of J&H!
Karen Plummer (Lady Beaconsfield) This is Karen's second show with KAT and she is delighted to be back! Favorite roles include Matron Mama Morton -Chicago, KAT; Miss Hannigan -Annie, FTP; Dolly Levi -Hello Dolly, LRSC; Golde -Fiddler on the Roof, LRSC; Sour Kangaroo -Seussical, FTP. Also, she is currently Vice President of the Fredericktowne Players. She would like to thank her husband for his devotion and never ending encouragement, audience members for their support of live local theater, and Darnell for the opportunity to work with such a talented cast. Finally...a shout out to Andrew, 'cause "I'm cool like that."
Dean Reichard (Ensemble) is excited to be making his KAT debut in Jekyll & Hyde. Favorite roles and performances include Koko in The Mikado, the Police Sergeant in Pirates of Penzance, and many benefit cabarets, all at CHAW. Other recent shows include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (GMCW), Once on This Island (Chalice Theatre), Side Show (ESP), and Jesus Christ Superstar (SMP). Dean would like to thank Darnell, Kevin, Mayumi and Valerie for this opportunity, the cast and crew for making this show such a great experience, and the audience for giving us all a reason to be here!

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