Matlock Replaces Kennedy for Jekyll & Hyde Concerts
By Andrew Gans
Because Lauren Kennedy has been cast in the new musical The Ten Commandments, Victoria Matlock will play the role of Emma in the upcoming Jekyll & Hyde concerts at the Mohegan Sun.
From Sept. 8-12, five performances of the concert version of Frank Wildhorn's musical will be presented at the Connecticut venue. Featuring Rob Evan in the title roles, Kate Shindle as Lucy and Matlock as Emma, Jekyll & Hyde in Concert is backed by an eight-piece orchestra. A full symphonic version is expected by the end of the year with additional dates to be announced shortly.
Jekyll & Hyde in Concert is produced by Frank Wildhorn, Tom Lazenby and David Hart. Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse and Gregory Boyd adapted the musical for the concert stage. With direction by Gregory Boyd, the creative team also features Jason Howland (music director), Kim Scharnberg (orchestrator) and Jeffery Osborne (sound designer).
Victoria Matlock, a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, appeared in the tour of The Full Monty. She was also seen as Grizabella in a regional production of Cats.
Robert Evan, who stoodby for the characters Krolock and Abronsius in the Broadway musical Dance of the Vampires, has also appeared on Broadway in Jekyll & Hyde and Les Misérables as well as Off- Broadway's The Prince and the Pauper. He is currently starring as the demented dentist Orin in the Broadway bow of Little Shop of Horrors.
Kate Shindle earned the title of Miss America in 1998. She portrayed Sally Bowles in the Roundabout revival of Cabaret and also appeared on Broadway as Lucy in Jekyll & Hyde. She was also part of the production team and cast of the star studded Children of Eden benefit concert. She can currently be seen on screen in the remake of "The Stepford Wives."
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