Roman Polanski's spooky show Tanz der Vampire ( Dance of the Vampires ), which had its world premiere in Vienna on Oct. 4, is being honored with a parody version.
The tiny "Metropoldi-Theatre" -- seating roughly 100 people -- will begin to draw blood on Nov. 2 with Pflanz der Vampire (roughly translated into "Teasing of the Vampires").
Irmgard Moravitz, spokesperson of the "Metropoldi-Theatre" whose bigger stage currently hosts the Viennese version of Guys and Dolls, said about the mini-musical: "We will not only spoof Dance of the Vampires , but the whole musical-scene."
A whole row of illustrious performers will star as the vampires who sneak into the musical scene and begin to undermine society from there. Among them:
Luzia Nistler, a former Christine in Vienna's Phantom , as "Bella Bartok" and Guenter Mokesch as "Lutz Draculic." Interesting sideline: Three years ago, Mokesch was "Molina" in Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Raimund Theatre, just where Vampires is now playing to sold-out houses. Franz Suhrada plays "Albert Koss", Sigrid Rabeder is "Valerie Hohenvels". Isabella Fritdum directs, Markus Ch. Oezelt/Helmuth K. Vavra (book) and Peter Uwira (music) have written Vienna's answer to New York's Forbidden Broadway .
Performance dates at the "Metropoldi" (Geblergasse 50, 1050 Vienna): Nov. 2 & 3 (premiere dates), 11. - 15., 18., 19., 21., 22., 25. - 29., Dec. 2. - 12.. Tickets at tel: +43-1-407 77 407.