the musical [Spotlight] – Reading the Eagle

The epic battle between good and evil comes to life on stage when Genesius Theater presents Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical from August 12-21 at the theater at 153 N. 10th St.

Based on the classic work by Robert Louis Stevenson, this is an exciting story about two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a monstrous madman – and two women – one beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself – both women are in love with the same man and both are unaware of his dark secret.

A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll strives to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of humanity’s most difficult medical dilemmas. Rejected by the authorities, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world will come to know as Mr. Hyde.

The musical features a score of pop-rock hits by multiple Grammy and Tony Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and two-time Oscar and Grammy winner Leslie Brikus.

The production features Genesius newcomer Sebastian Antonio as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other cast members include Dara (Hymes) Tatarovich as Emma Carew, Cecilia Cooper as Lucy Harris, Pete Bury as Gabriel John Utterson and Robert Dekker as Sir Danvers Carew. The show also features more than 25 supporting actors and ensemble members.

The musical is directed by long-time veteran actor Genesius, directed and musically directed by Christopher Sperat, musically directed by Amy Anderson, choreographed by Rosanna Brosnan, assistant director by Gabrielle Lewis-Stam, set and produced by L.J. Fecho, lighting designer – Zak Spadacha. and sound design by Alberto Garcia and Emily Burey. Directed by Bill Eschbach, the production is directed by Becca Malanios and the company is managed by Sarah Huard.

Genesius and the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Reading have teamed up for a shuttle program that allows audience members to park for free in the DoubleTree garage, dine at the hotel and receive shuttle service to and from the show. To attend, purchase show tickets on the Genesius website and call the Doubletree for dinner reservations two hours before any show.

Performances are scheduled for August 12-14 and 17-21. Sessions at 7:30 p.m., except Sundays at 3:00 p.m

Tickets range in price from $17.50 to $33 and can be reserved at

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