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Author Topic: Dracula, the Musical  (Read 488 times)
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« on: October 02, 2015, 10:01:12 am »

As with Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde, his next foray into 19th Century horror had its ups-and-downs. This production had its world premiere in California before moving to Broadway...where it tanked. But then, a funny thing happened... In a reversal of the situation with Jekyll & Hyde, where a vastly superior production was neutered for Broadway, Dracula really took flight (sorry!) after leaving Broadway. The show was re-tooled, supposedly with a number of changes Wildhorn had wanted for the New York production, and became a hit in Graz, Austria. This new, improved version then came back to play in the UK and Canada.

Here's a recording of the Graz production:

dracula musical graz full

Here is the studio cast recording from Broadway (I haven't found video of this production, so we'll just have to settle for this little audio journey):

Dracula the Musical (The Studio Cast Recording, full album, HQ)

Granted, we're comparing an audio-only version with a full production, but what do you think?
Crescat Scientia
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Fabricator and temporally confused.

« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 03:40:10 pm »

I saw a high school production of "Dracula: The Musical?" (The question mark was a part of the title) around 1982.

It was a comedy.

I am pretty sure it is no relation to this version.  I have never heard of any other reference to it.

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