Attention Tophat Fans!If you missed the live show, you can still watch it on our Facebook page here!
Just in time for Halloween, Tophat Productions will be bringing back its toy theater production of the gothic musical thriller JEKYLL & HYDE to the (virtual) miniature stage! Classical singer David Worobec brings his one-man miniature stage show to life as he sings and acts out all the characters in this classic Broadway production. Based on the famous novella, ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, JEKYLL & HYDE has a powerful score by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, and tells a compelling tale of good and evil.
Tune in to MSA’s Facebook pageon 10/30 to catch the LIVE show! The show is free to watch on Facebook, but consider making a donation here to benefit Mayo Street Arts and David Worobec of Tophat Miniature Stage.
Running time: 2 hours and 30 min including intermission.
Check out this article with David Worobec of Tophat Productions in the Penobscot Bay Pilot, where Dave shares how he emerged as a toy theater aficionado.
About JEKYLL & HYDE
In an attempt to save his mentally-ill father, Dr. Henry Jekyll embarks on an experiment with the human soul: separating good and evil. He is denied by the Board of Governors of St. Jude’s Hospital, to have a volunteer to test his theory on, so he decides to use himself as the subject of his experiment. His experiment ultimately backfires on him, and instead of destroying his evil side, he unleashes it in the form of his alter ego, Edward Hyde. Jekyll finds himself struggling to gain control over his evil side, but who will win in this ultimate inner battle of good vs evil? This show contains adult subject matter.
About David Worobec and Tophat Productions
Tophat’s founder and principal artist, David Worobec, is a classically-trained Opera singer and a talented pianist. David, Tenor, graduated from The Boston Conservatory of Music in 2011 with a degree in vocal performance with Opera emphasis, in the studio of Victor Jannett. He has sung and performed since the age of 4 and loves to entertain family and friends with one-man toy theater productions of his favorite musicals. Before he discovered the Victorian toy theaters, his characters acted on improvised miniature theaters built by his mother. His musical debut took place three years later when he was featured in the title role of Boston Bel Canto Opera’s production of Menotti’s Amahl & The Night Visitors. Many productions with companies such as Boston Bel Canto Opera and at the Boston Conservatory followed. Past productions include South Pacific, Camelot, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Guys & Dolls, Kiss Me Kate and Brigadoon.
David is Portland, Maine’s premier expert and practitioner of the art of miniature theater. Highly popular in the late-18th and 19th centuries, miniature theater delivers visually-stunning renditions of popular stage shows on a micro scale. Shows take place within the confines of a tiny stage, just a couple of feet tall, complete with curtains, sophisticated lighting, and impeccably detailed props and stage sets. Everything, including dialogue, stage movements, and musical numbers are performed live, in real time.