It's freezing outside, and you know what that means: in just a few weeks, the theatre department will open their winter musical, Jekyll & Hyde. This tale of a man torn between the good and evil within will keep you on the edge of your seats, as you watch the talented cast sing and dance their way across the stage.
Perhaps most exciting is the addition of new, rarely-used apparatus: the cyr wheel.
The Cyr Wheel is an acrobatic apparatus that consists of a single large ring made of aluminum or steel with a diameter approximately 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) taller than the performer. The performer stands inside the Cyr wheel and grasps its rim, causing it to roll and spin gyroscopically while performing acrobatic moves in and around the rotating wheel.
To most people, these kinds of acrobatic feats would seem nearly impossible to achieve. However, for the five actors who play Hyde (Matt Tidona, Liam Bardong, Natalia Lee, Morgan Bo, and Marcus Menzin), as well as Jekyll (played by Owen Collier), these cyr wheels will be used to tell their story on stage.
Since rehearsals began, the actors have been working hard on mastering this complicated apparatus. So, if you want to see a show that rivals Cirque du Soleil and has a root beer bar, come see Jekyll & Hyde February 4th, 5th and 6th.