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Sometimes, as with Marquee Theater’s Jekyll & Hyde, the performances are so powerful that you forget the material isn’t worthy. Wildhorn’s pop-infused power ballad-addicted aesthetic divides fans. But there’s no ambivalence in this company’s enthusiasm and strong performances of Ben Sandomir in the title roles and, Alexandria Lugo as Lucy, the hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold and vocal-chords-of-steel.
With Bonnie & Clyde, Slow Burn Theatre Company has found the strengths in a “troubled” work and forged an entertaining even intermittently thrilling work. It keeps nudging upward the level of quality and polish without sacrificing a commitment to tackling edgy, difficult work that few would attempt.
Road show producers have reconceived Frank Wildhorn’s legitimate musical Jekyll & Hyde into an all out American Idol rock ’n’roll extravaganza complete with supposedly Edwardian characters indulging in raging melisma and ear-splitting screeches. Nothing and no one in this production is moving or thought-provoking, but then that’s not the goal. And Maroulis isn’t half bad and Deborah Cox is terrific.
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Kravis on Bway: Catch Me If You Can, Maroulis in Jekyll & Hyde, Priscilla, Poppins, Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys
By choosing its own schedule, the Kravis Center has several titles in its 2012-2013 slate of musicals on national tours that you won’t see at the Broward Center or the Arsht Center as the sole regional venue offering the musicals Catch Me If You Can,and a revival of Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde starring Constantine Maroulis. In addition to the new Priscilla Queen of the Desert, more familiar offerings are returns to South Florida of Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys and Billy Elliot