Bach, Shindle and Foster Are Weird Triangle of North Carolina Theatre's Jekyll & Hyde Oct. 22-31

By Kenneth Jones
20 Oct 2004

Rocker Sebastian Bach returns to the title roles of Jekyll & Hyde, which he played on Broadway, but this time he's belting "This Is the Moment" in North Carolina Theatre's staging of the Frank Wildhorn-Leslie Bricusse show.



In the Oct. 22-31 Raleigh production, Bach reprises the good and evil characters he played for six months on Broadway. Bach's latest stage appearance was in the national tour playing the title role in the rock musical Jesus Christ, Superstar. The Oct. 22 performance is a student preview.

Bach first came to fame in the late '80s and early '90s as the lead singer of the popular rock band, Skid Row, whose debut album sold over 10 million records.

North Carolina Theatre (NCT) performances of J & H play Memorial Auditorium at the BTI Center for the Arts in Raleigh, NC.

Co-starring with Bach is Miss America 1998 Kate Shindle, who also played her role on Broadway. George Merritt, a Raleigh native, will be reprising the role of Utterson, which he played throughout the Broadway run.

Casey Hushion directs a company that includes Tobi Foster as Emma, Alton Cox, Mary Cuchetti, Mike Daly, Julie Foldesi, Vinny Genna, Jennifer Hoegemeyer, Barbara Mcculloh, Jeremy Mills, Dexter Morgan, Christina Nuki, Heather Powell, Dale Sanders, Allan Snyder, William Solo, Darryl Winslow, James Zanelli and Lauren Zapko.

Michele Lynch choreographs. McCrae Hardy is music director and conductor. Designers are Jonathan Parke (sound), John Bartenstein (lighting), Annie Bruskiewitz (costumer), Patti Del Sordo (hair and wig). North Carolina Theatre's executive director and producer is William Jones.

For ticket information, contact NCT box office at (919) 831-6950, www.nctheatre.com ; or through Ticketmaster at (919) 834-4000, www.ticketmaster.com.

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North Carolina Theatre's 2005 season includes Fiddler on the Roof Jan. 22-30, 2005; Blood Brothers Feb. 17-27, 2005; Beauty and the Beast April 30-May 8, 2005; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 9-17, 2005, and Camelot Sept. 10-18, 2005.

NCT is a non-profit, professional regional theatre company that has been producing Broadway musicals in Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium since 1984.  Through NCT productions, "local artists, musicians and theatre professionals are given the opportunity to work alongside the very best actors designers and directors that Broadway has to offer. "