Musical vampires have it made on the stage these days. In addition to Broadway's Dance of the Vampires, Dracula, the most famous bloodsucker of all time, is singing from coast to coast.
Alongside Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula, the Canadian Dracula and Dracula – The Game of Love, add a fifth show, Dracula: A Musical Nightmare, playing L.A.’s Sacred Fools Theatre Sept. 26-Nov. 2.
This musical nightmare is set in a 19th century English music hall, where Chauncey De Ville and his dance hall girls are performing their own melodramatic version of Dracula’s tale. Songs in the score, written by Doug Johnson and John Aschenbrenner, include Lucy’s lament"Vanity," "Evil" and "Moonlight Waltz," a duet for Quincy and Lucy. Both Patti Cohenaur and John De Lancie ("Star Trek") are veterans of productions of Dracula: A Musical Nightmare
Starring in Sacred Fools’ Dracula: A Musical Nightmare are Cindy Caddel, Dean Cameron, Melinda Cowan, Henry Dittman, Brad Friedman, Hiro Goto, Mary Hayes, Joe Jordan, Cara LaGreen, Michael Lanahan, Andrea Odinov (Mina), Bruno Oliver, Travis Poelle, Bashir Salahuddin, Ron Snyder, Faith Stanwick, Tyler Tanner and Hope Winteres.
Jessie Barion (Feet) and Ruth Silveira direct. Ron Snyder is the musical director. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call (310) 281-8337. Sacred Fools Theatre is located at 660 N. Heliotrope Drive. The Sacred Fools are on the web at http://www.sacredfools.org.
— By Christine Ehren