Geneva High School to present ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

GENEVA – Geneva High School will present “Jekyll & Hyde,” a musical thriller that exposes the good and evil sides of human nature, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22, at the high school, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva.

“This year’s musical, ‘Jekyll and Hyde,’ has been an extremely ambitious undertaking,” said musical and drama director Roxanne Curtis in a news release. “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.”

The theater entrance will feature distorted images, such as carnival mirrors. And a vintage Thomas Edison Victrola from the 1900s will be 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, states the release.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde also will be featured in white versus dark chocolate created by chocolatier Chef Alain Roby, owner of Geneva’s All Chocolate Kitchen. The chocolate sculpture will be raffled off during the Saturday night performance. Cotton candy, popcorn and “Death By Chocolate” concessions also will be available.

Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde will be played by senior Joey McCall.

Other cast members include Alex Howe, Anika Nims, Rian Kormos, Angelo Gelfuso, Molly Carberry, Alyssa Zurow, Quinn Falk, 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.

 Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children, students through high school and senior citizens. To order tickets, email Debbie Hanson at dhanson@geneva304.org or call 630-463-3838. Email is preferred. If available, a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of each show, but advance purchase of tickets is strongly recommended.

Because of mature subject matter in the performance, the show is not recommended for those younger than age 12.

If you go

WHAT: “Jekyll & Hyde”
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, through Saturday, March 22
WHERE: Geneva High School, 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva