The Deutsches Theater München presents a production by Manfred Hertlein Veranstaltungs GmbH
Saturday: 3.00 pm and 7.30 pm
Sunday: 2.30 pm
Sunday, 30.10. also 7.00 pm
THE COUNT HOLDS COURT IN MUNICH
In fall 2022, we will transform our theater into a vampire castle and present DRACULA. Until mid-November, the Count holds court in Munich and wreaks his bloody havoc. Alex Balga’s production of Frank Wildhorn’s musical was celebrated by audiences and the press after its premiere at the Wilhelmsburg in Ulm. As there, Thomas Borchert can be seen in the title role. The part of his antagonist van Helsing is played by Patrick Stanke.
BRAM STOKER’S NOVEL AS A BASIS
Myths of the undead existed long before Bram Stoker’s famous novel. They are probably as old as the human fear of sheer immortal evil and the fascination with the blood-sucking erotic power of vampires. Mina Murray could also succumb to this. For Count Dracula, the client of her fiancé Jonathan Harker, is indeed uncanny to her, but at the same time she falls under his spell. In order to save her, Jonathan must take up the fight against the dangerous foe with the mysterious Professor van Helsing. Balga’s production draws heavily on the novel of the same name by Irish writer Bram Stoker, which was published in 1897 and has been filmed in numerous versions for cinema and television since 1921.
STRIKING GUITAR RIFFS AND DRIVING BEATS
The American composer Frank Wildhorn, famous for his stage works “Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “Bonnie and Clyde,” has the battle between light and dark played out in DRACULA in a musically exciting way, with striking guitar riffs and driving beats as a rocking musical. A 17-piece orchestra under the direction of the well-known conductor Andreas Kowalewitz provides the appropriate and powerful sound.
The play had its German-language premiere in St. Gallen in 2005. This version differs from the Broadway version, with which Wildhorn himself was not satisfied, among other things by six additional songs.