October 13-22, 2023

Jekyll & Hyde

This new ballet was decidedly menacing, with stark lighting and ominous sound design and, you know, incarnate evil.

- KC Studio

An absolute Halloween masterpiece in KC

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The Story Of Jekyll & Hyde

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a novella written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1886.

The ballet’s story follows Dr. Jekyll’s pursuit of unleashing the hidden underbelly of the human experience and his descent into his evil twin, Mr. Hyde. The ballet features themes of duality, temptation, and the struggle between good and evil, and explores the consequences of Dr. Jekyll’s experiments.

The ballet’s narrative is framed as a feverish hallucination of Robert Louis Stevenson himself, as he imagines the tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the story progresses, the lines between reality and fiction become blurred, with the world of the mental hospital returning and Stevenson realizing the dark side of human nature that he has unleashed into the world through his writing.


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Pre-Curtain Talks

Free for all ticketholders, arrive early and hear about the show you are about to see. Learn how music, special effects, and costumes all make magic on stage by attending the pre-curtain talk, Belger Footnotes, hosted by Artistic Director Devon Carney.

Held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts one hour prior to curtain. No reservation is necessary.

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