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Dracula musicals

Post  operafantomet on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:17 am

OK, as a Dracula fan I got curious on what musicals have been written on the topic:

Tanz der Vampire / Dance of the Vampires (Steinman/Kunze)
Dracula (Wilderhorn)
Dracula - the musical (Engström/Bergsröm) ( http://draculathemusical.se/ )
Dracul - the musical ( http://www.draculamusical.com/ )
Dracula - the musical (Orton/Evans/Lynn) ( http://www.dracula-uk.com/ )


Others?

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Re: Dracula musicals

Post  Phantomlove on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:42 am

The third one (Engström/Bergström) makes me really curious. I've seen that website before. I don't think I've heard anything about that musical apart from that website and yet it seems to be such a big production. I texted Per Engström a few months ago to ask him about it because according to the website he is in it, but he didn't reply.

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Post  operafantomet on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:25 am

Phantomlove wrote:The third one (Engström/Bergström) makes me really curious. I've seen that website before. I don't think I've heard anything about that musical apart from that website and yet it seems to be such a big production. I texted Per Engström a few months ago to ask him about it because according to the website he is in it, but he didn't reply.
I agree! I first found it cause Christine E. wrote she had auditioned for it, and I was surprised to see how big a production/musical it seemed to be. And of course, the name of the composer got me curious...

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Post  Phantomlove on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:47 am

Did Christine E audition for it? Woaw, I must have missed that. Did she write it on FB?

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Post  operafantomet on Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:07 am

Phantomlove wrote:Did Christine E audition for it? Woaw, I must have missed that. Did she write it on FB?
That's where I read it, but going back now I can't find it... I think it was because she is a friend/fan of the Dracula musical, an it came up as a link that she had auditioned or was attending the audition. Hmmm, probably easier to ask her than to dig it up...

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Re: Dracula musicals

Post  IamErik771 on Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:55 pm

There are a couple others as well (that have Phantom ties, to boot)... Dracula: The Covenant was written and composed by Phantom alums Dodie Pettit and Kevin Gray. A couple of tracks are included on Kevin's solo album "It's My Time to Shine," and I thought they sounded quite awesome! I'm quite curious about what the rest of the music is like.

There's another one called Dracula: A Chamber Musical, which was apparently recorded on-stage at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 1999 and released on DVD. The book and lyrics are by Richard Ouzounian, and the music is by Marek Norman. A recent Massachusetts production had former ALW Phantom Ron Bohmer as Dracula, and original Y/K Christine Glory Crampton as Mina. I have no idea what the music is like, but it sounds intriguing... I should look for clips (or that full DVD) sometime soon.

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Re: Dracula musicals

Post  RoseOfTransylvania on Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:41 pm

I really like some of Wildhorn´s music: Mist, Life after life, Please don´t make me love you, Finale. I also really enjoy Orton/Evans/Lynn´s (?) Within my world and She-devil Nosferatu. I heard them in YT, so...
I also own Nancy Kilpatrick´s novelization from yet another musical called Dracul. Story was typical Dracula-is-Vlad-the-pervert-hero-Mina-is-feminist-and-Lucy-is-the-slut-nonsense but it was gorgeously written and featured some really atmospheric set-pieces.

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Re: Dracula musicals

Post  ML6 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:44 am

Well, there is this one with Bruno Pelltier (Grignoire from Notre Dame de Paris).

http://www.zone3.ca/dracula/

This one just got a revival in France.

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Dance of the Vampires

Post  Devon on Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:00 pm

Hey all! Not sure if this fits in with Dracula musicals but I didn't want to risk starting a new thread if it belonged here. I just wanted to share with everyone that there is a poster that starred Michael Crawford from this musical on Ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DANCE-VAMPIRES-Window-Card-Poster-MICHAEL-CRAWFORD-PHANTOM-OPERA-/310350992409?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48425c5419#ht_562wt_1344

Technically, it's a window card.

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Re: Dracula musicals

Post  Porteña on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:36 pm

Hi! This is kinda funny, but the biggest musical in Argentina (the longest-running show here, THE musical who made the genre popular) is Drácula. The creators of the show are so popular here (Cibrian-Mahler), that many think that they wrote Phantom too Shocked (ALW who?)

Whenever there's is a revival (once every five years aprox), everyone is super hyped.

I actually never got to see it due to my big prejudice about it, because there are a few things "inspired" (well, it's a rip-off) from Phantom and Les Mis. It's just a couple of scenes and gadgets (for instance, the mirror and the pub scene), but it was enough for me to say [i]no.
If we got to be honest, you cannot build a huge success on a rip-off (actually, those are the only similarities), but I know I wouldn't be able to enjoy it.


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Post  RoseOfTransylvania on Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:19 pm

I would be very interested to see Mahler/Cibrian work.
Finnish comedy group Kivikasvot (Stonefaces) made (cheaply) an one hour vampire operetta for TV in 1980. It was great fun! Razz

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