Although this musical rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has often received mixed reviews, I found DOMA’s production thoroughly entertaining (if too loud).
Elyse Cook – Stagehappenings
But for this strong revival of Jekyll & Hyde, under the skillful direction of Marco Gomez, praise is in order.
Lovell Estell III – LA Weekly
The cast deserves credit for a strong effort, but they’re working with a weak show. As Jekyll finds out, even when intentions are good, some poisons just don’t have an antidote.
Katherine Davis – Backstage
Now, DOMA Theatre Company tries its hand at a downsized Jekyll & Hyde, and if a bit of miscasting and some roughness around the edges prevent it from reaching the heights hit by the aforementioned 99-seat smashes, the Marco Gomez-directed production nonetheless makes for an exciting evening of musical theater at its most dramatic and tuneful.
Steven Stanley – StageSceneLA
This is a fine production of Jekyll & Hyde with an excellent cast, and judging from what I’ve seen, I am looking forward to their next show the delightfully superfluous Xanadu in September.
Don Grigware – Grigware Blogspot
The economical staging is inventive and wildly effective, the supporting company is first-rate as usual, the principals are all extremely capable singers, and Chris Kerrigan brings a truly unhinged quality to his portrayal of the dual personalities in the title role.
Bob Lee – The Los Angeles Beat
From the sets — to the music — the acting — the singing — and dancing… Jekyll and Hyde is a first-rate production that rivals any of the big shows I’ve seen at the Pantages and Ahmanson.
Donna Schwartz Mills – Socal Mom
Unfortunately, is the sound is always at that level, it may just leave you with a headache; forgetting about the incredible performances the production possesses.
Mickala Jauregui - ALittleNightMusing
Doma’s history of excellence was even superseded by this professional performance.
Serita Stevens – LASplash
My reward was utter enchantment.
Ron Irwin – LA Examiner
Horror fans in search of the grand guignol (or a “splash zone” ala Re-Animator: The Musical) might want to alter their expectations, but if you are looking for an entertaining, well-acted and passionately performed play, J/H is not to be missed.
Staci Layne Wilson – The Stream TV
This is a compellingly entertaining production, which is sure to hold your interest and linger in your mind … long after curtain call. Do try to catch it!
Pat Taylor – Tolucan Times
Brilliantly directed by Marco Gomez, with superior musical direction by young prodigy Chris Raymond and powerfully designed scenic creation by Brandy Jacobs, this production is a testament to the excellence that the DOMA Theatre Company is capable of producing.
Randall Gray – The California Theatre Critic
DOMA, known for staging ambitious musicals and hosting generous and elaborate parties, puts on a show this time that is in line with their true nature. This musical meets the merit of its maker.
Andrea Kittelson – LA Examiner
While the show isn’t perfect—including a really bad madman’s wig, a few off key moments, and a couple of missteps between scenes that we could see from where we were sitting—Jekyll & Hyde is well worth seeing, even if just to say that you caught the leads before they became famous.
Christine N. Ziemba – LAist
Presented by the Doma Theatre Company, this Tony nominated musical extravaganza on the ultimate, timeless question of good and evil graces the stage in full glory.
Bonnie Priever – LA Examiner
Director Marco Gomez, though I disagreed with a couple of his choices like adding a male couple to the whore house scene, is to be praised for giving these young performers to tackle this difficult piece and to develop as artists.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings
JEKYLL AND HYDE
Doma Theatre Company
At the Met Theatre
1089 Oxford Ave., Hlywd.
Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.; through July 29, 2012
Tickets: (323) 465-0693
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