Father & son perform in Jacksonville on the same night but on different stages
Father, Justin Murphy leads in Alhambra’s “Jekyll & Hyde”
Son, Trey Murphy, stars in “A Bronx Tale” at Times Union Center
(Jacksonville, FL) – 11-year-old Jacksonville native Trey Murphy returns home as Young Calogero in the Broadway National Tour of A Bronx Tale this Wednesday, November 13 at the Times Union Center.
In a strange twist of fate, on the same night, his father Justin Murphy will be performing in both parts of the title role of Jekyll & Hyde at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining.
Murphy the younger has recently appeared in several shows at the iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining, including 2018’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Elf…the Musical.
“It’s surreal that father and son will be performing at the same time on different stages in the same city. I doubt that has happened many times before in the history of theater, if ever,” says Alhambra Managing Partner, Craig Smith. “Add to that the fact that both Murphys are from Jacksonville and both have recently acted at a theater in their home town, and that list have be about…well, the Murphys.”
Both shows have received rave reviews from critics, with local press covering Jekyll & Hyde, stating “we sat in awe of Murphy’s performance. His voice soars.” and the New York press covering A Bronx Tale, stating “Trey Murphy is a great actor, he has just the right balance of toughness and innocence that the role requires.”
Justin will be wrapping up his stint in Jekyll & Hyde on November 24 and Trey will step back on the Alhambra stage, reprising his 2018 role in Elf…The Musical, while on break from his current touring schedule.
Jekyll & Hyde runs until November 24 at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining and A Bronx Tale plays for one night only in Jacksonville on November 13 as part of the FSCJ Artist Series at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts.