Dracula has often been associated with horror fiction, vampire literature, and Goths. In 2001 a musical was made on the idea that was based on the initial Victorian novel penned by Bram Stoker. It premiered at La Jolla Playhouse, in 2001 in California, and in 2004, on Broadway. Tom Hewitt played the role of a frightening Count while Meissa Errico played his lover Mina Harker. The show had a running of just 154 performances, and at that time didn't receive much positive remarks. However, the show was later scheduled in Europe where the special lighting effects were much appreciated. So if you want to watch a musical full of entertainment and thrill, get some Dracula tickets.
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The story starts when a young English lawyer named Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania for fixing an agreement with Count Dracula as the latter wanted to purchase a house in London. Somehow, the Dracula saw a picture of Mina, who was Jonathan's fiancée and her face, left an eccentric consequent on him. Following that, Harker's stay in a remote castle turned out to be a nightmare. Harker even got bitten by the Dracula but somehow he managed to escape to Budapest. When Mina came to know that Jonathan was sick in Budapest, she traveled to Budapest and married him. Meanwhile the Dracula got in touch with Renfield who was admitted in a mental institution owned by Dr. Jack Seward. The Dracula promised to give Renfield an eternal life if he provided him with his services. The Dracula made an approach towards Whitby Bay through the ship Demeter, while killing the crew and the captain. Lucy is Mina's friend and becomes the first victim of the Dracula and loses blood since being bitten. Abraham Van Helsing, a known vampire expert tried to help her regain health. Unfortunately, Lucy died and became a vampire herself and started drinking human blood. Mina started feeling a strange attraction towards the Count, in spite of the fact that Lucy was turned into a vampire by him. She got tied up between her love and fear. A final countdown occurs in the castle of the Count, all the while the vampire hunters fight with a whole army of vampires.
The musical premiered internationally, making a debut at Theatre St. Gallen in Switzerland in 2005 and ran till 2006. It was also played in a Summer Festival at Graz, Austria in August 2007. The musical was revamped several times and new orchestration was also added to it. AV Productions produced the London premiere and the lineup consisted of Andy Vitolo as Dracula, Mike Cosgrove (Van Helsing), Mairi Claire Connor played the role of Mina, Jeremy Clark played as Jonathan Harker, Phil Gwilliam as Dr Jack Seward, Derek Winward (Arthur/Renfield), and Lucy Fellows performed as Lucy Westenra. The show's Canadian debut occurred in October 2011 in Alberta.
This musical depicts the character Vlad de Dracul as angry and tired of being in a curse to exist as a blood thirsty creature. His heart was broken when five centuries ago, his wife Helene passed away. The purpose of the musical is to present to the spectators a great story laced with suspense, thrill and romance. This passionate everlasting love story is coming to your town for an amazing show. Find out what happens to the Dracula in the fight, whether he wins or turns into dust, with your Dracula tickets, which are selling like hot cakes. Plan to attend it with your friends and enjoy superb acting and direction.