Friday 16 November 2012

"Jekyll & Hyde", Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, ON

Gord and I saw Jekyll & Hyde tonight at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

American Idol star and Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis joins with Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox to inject new life into the classic tale of good and evil, Jekyll & Hyde.

After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse returns in a stunning new pre-Broadway production that includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed Jekyll & Hyde into a theatrical phenomenon.

I printed the tickets last month and put them in my purse this afternoon.  When we got to the restaurant for supper,  I discovered that the tickets weren't there.  Huh?

We didn't have time to go home and get them so I asked our hostess at the restaurant if it was possible to quickly use their computer and print them.  She said she'd check ... but never got back to us.  When we asked again, she said we couldn't.  I can see their point but it would have been nice to have told us.  In desperation, Gord went to the travel agency next door and asked, even offering to pay for their trouble.  All he got was blank stares.  When I asked him if they spoke English, he said he thought so.

So I went to the travel agency to ask.  We didn't have a lot of options so I wasn't taking no for an answer.  I too got four blank stares but pressed on.  Finally a fella said yes but it would cost $1 a page.  Sure!  So I logged onto my email account, printed the tickets and gave them $5 (it was worth it to us).  Yay!

The Toronto Star in their review yesterday gave this musical 1.5 stars out of 4.  So I wasn't expecting much.  After seeing it, I think the Toronto Star was being harsh ... I enjoyed it.   I thought Maroulis and Cox did an good job in their roles and were excellent singers.  I was buying Maroulis as Jekyll and Hyde, two totally different roles.

It's heading to Broadway in the spring ... it's worth checking out.

Here is Gord outside the theatre afterwards.


Isabel said...

I've never seen this one but i do like some of the songs.

did you ever find the original tickets?

Teena in Toronto said...

They were on the table next to where my purse had been. Sigh ...