Music: Frank Wildhorn. Book & Lyrics: Leslie Bricusse. Concertworks. Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 25 & 26 October & Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney, 2 November, 2019
The 25th Anniversary concert performance of Jekyll & Hyde drew a capacity and highly appreciative crowd in Hamer Hall.
Players from the MSO in pared-down orchestral ensemble - under the confident and stylish direction of Vanessa Scammell - deftly crafted the fraught, gothic atmosphere demanded by Frank Wildhorn's music. Although the instrumentalists took up much of the Hamer Hall stage, their musical presence and ensemble with the singers - as the vocal performers roamed over a series of catwalks, platforms and staircases - was impeccable.