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Moravian College Professor Directs Summer Musical Jekyll & Hyde
Bethlehem, Pa., July 28, 2009— When he is not teaching management, ethics, or strategy courses at Moravian College, Associate Professor of Management Santo D. Marabella utilizes his extensive experience in theatre, film and music management and production to manage talent, produce films, and direct community theater. This summer, Marabella is directing the Fleetwood Community Theatre’s (FCT) production of Jekyll & Hyde. The musical is based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn. Performances will be held on July 30, 31, and August 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on August 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Reading Area Community College.
FCT’s production depicts the epic battle between good and evil. It is centered on Jekyll’s quest to find a cure for his father’s terminal illness through his own experiments which have unintended and horrific consequences. Filled with surprises and suspense, the music is powerful and beautiful, with memorable ballads such as "This is The Moment" and "Someone Like You" which have been showcased at the Olympics, the World Series, and the Miss America Pageant. The production boasts a cast of twenty-five, and features Daniel Petrovich as Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, Kathleen Carney as Emma, Lindsey Villeco as Lucy, Jake Cassaday as John Utterson, and Todd Carpien as Danvers Carew.
The Miller Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Reading Area Community College is located at 4 North 2nd Street, in Reading, Pa. Tickets are $12 for students (under 18) $12 for seniors (65+) and $15 for Adults (18- 64). For tickets, call: 610-372-4721, ext. 5500 or 5501 or click: http://www.racc.edu/MillerCenter/JekyllHyde.html.
Parking is free in the lot located on Washington Street (behind the IMAX Theatre). “Jekyll & Hyde” is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, New York. For more information about the show or Fleetwood Community Theatre, email: JekyllHyde2009@hotmail.com.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at http://www.moravian.edu/.