Music student Jesse Studenberg and Marylhurst alum Adam Young landed big parts in Stumptown Stages’ fall 2016 production of Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical.
Jesse Studenberg is featured as Simon Stride, a rival for Emma’s love. Adam Young will appear as Bisset, the apothecary. In the starring role of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde is Kirk Mouser ’12, MBA alum, Marylhurst trustee, and founder of Stumptown Stages. Katie Harman, Miss America 2002, co-stars as Emma.
Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical, opens September 29 and runs through October 16, in Portland’5 Center for the Arts’ Brunish Theatre.
About Jekyll & Hyde, The Musical
The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over.
An evocative tale of two men – one a doctor, passionate and romantic – the other, a terrifying madman; and two women – one, beautiful and trusting – the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both women in love with the same man. Both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
Stumptown Stages is a not-for-profit musical theatre company in residence at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. Since 2005, Stumptown Stages has presented fully staged professional musicals for Portland audiences. Previous productions include: Urinetown (Drammy Award Best Actress in a Musical), Rapture (West Coast Premiere), Grease, Reefer Madness, Floyd Collins (PAMTA Award Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Godspell, The Last Five Years (PAMTA Award Best Actress in a Musical), Dreamgirls, The Wiz (Drammy Award for Best Young Performer in a Musical and Best Choreography), A Chorus Line, Rent (PAMTA Award Best Ensemble and Best Sound Design), Club Morocco (PAMTA Best Actress in a Musical), Once On This Island, Dracula A Musical Nightmare and The Great American Trailer Park Musical,Carrie the musical (PAMTA Best Actress), The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical, The Adventures of Dex Dixon, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, In the Heights (PAMTA Best Supporting Actress). Additionally, Stumptown Stages focuses on original work; including musical workshops of It’s A Wonderful Life and Soul Harmony.
Jesse Studenberg is majoring in music at Marylhurst University. Adam Young earned a B.A. in Music from Marylhurst in 2016.