In almost every musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of the duality of man, the word "Jekyll" has been mispronounced. Its original pronunciation is "JEE-Kull," a Scottish name (the famous example being the landscape designer Gertrude Jekyll). At least the great 1931 film version with Frederic March got it right. Pedantic trivia aside, the point is that pretty much every rhyme you have with "Jekyll" is going to be off.
But this might be the wrong audience for such gripes: Having previously starred the likes of David Hasselhoff, Jack Wagner and Skid Row's Sebastian Bach, this pre-Broadway test run features former American Idol finalist and Rock of Ages star Constantine Maroulis as the doc with the dark side. Notice how shows that came through the Triangle before hitting the Great White Way, such as the musicals of Bring It On and A Christmas Story, went on to get rave reviews? See if history repeats itself with this run, which opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. and plays through Jan. 13. —Zack Smith