Remember Jones Is Jekyll and Hyde

Axelrod PAC Mounts Cult Musical in Groundbreaking Production by Director Paul Stancato

Press Release updated: Oct 20, 2017 10:40 EDT

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents rock and soul singer Remember Jones in the title role of the cult musical “Jekyll and Hyde,” opening Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, and running for three weekends at the theater in Ocean Township.

“I’m very excited to return to the theater world in a role that will challenge me physically, emotionally, and creatively,” says Asbury, New Jersey Native Remember Jones. “The folks at the Axelrod continue to make brave choices with their productions and have trusted me to take this notorious role in a fresh, new direction.”

Recorded 32 times in 28 languages, the musical “Jekyll and Hyde” boasts a highly regarded pop-inflected score by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, including such favorites as “This Is the Moment,” “Someone Like You,” and “A New Life.” The Axelrod production is directed and choreographed by Paul Stancato, who directed the last national tour of the show.

I’m very excited to return to the theater world in a role that will challenge me physically, emotionally, and creatively. The folks at the Axelrod continue to make brave choices with their productions and have trusted me to take this notorious role in a fresh, new direction.

Remember Jones, Star of Jekyll & Hyde at the Axelrod Arts Center

Jones is joined by a distinguished cast of professional actors including Rebecca Krainik as Lucy Harris; Adrianna Milbrath as Emma Carew; Jonmichael Tarleton as Gabriel John Utterson; Austin Ryan as Simon Stride; Rutledge Varley as Sir Danvers Carew; Jeff O’Neil as the Bishop of Basingstoke, and ten others.

“Jekyll and Hyde” plays Nov. 4, 11,17, 18 at 8 p.m., Nov. 5, 12, 19 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park section of Ocean Township, New Jersey). Ticket prices range from $35 to $42. For online purchases, visit www.axelrodartscenter.com. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 732-531-9106, ext. 14. The theater offers ample free on-site parking and is completely handicap accessible. Group discounts available for parties of ten or more.

The APAC production features a set based on Stephen Dobay’s original design, adapted by Fred Sorrentino, lighting by Keith Truax and Patrick Hayes, technical direction by Gerry Gironda, stage management by Michael Fernandez and Dennis Tolentino, costumes by Fred Mayo and Scaramouche Costumes, wigs by Kurt Alger and properties by Susan Bloir.

About the Axelrod Performing Arts Center

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center fosters artistic excellence by showcasing varied and distinct cultural programs that enrich the imaginative, intellectual, and creative soul while cultivating an appreciation of diverse communities through the pursuit of the arts. For more information, please visit www.axelrodartscenter.com.

Source: Axelrod Performing Arts Center

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