If you are a fan of musicals and vampires, you might be interested in downloading the score of Dracula, the Musical, a musical based on the original 1897 Victorian novel by Bram Stoker. The score is by Frank Wildhorn, with lyrics and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton.
The musical premiered at the La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, California, in 2001, and has been performed in various countries since then. The score features songs such as Please Don't Make Me Love You, Before the Summer Ends, and The Longer I Live.
You can find the score in PDF format at Musicnotes.com, where you can also preview and print the sheet music for your favorite songs. Enjoy the haunting melodies and lyrics of this musical adaptation of a classic horror story.The musical received mixed to negative reviews from critics, who praised the production values and some of the performances, but criticized the score and the adaptation of the story. Some critics also noted the lack of chemistry between Dracula and Mina, and the excessive use of nudity and special effects. [^1^] [^2^] [^3^]
Despite the negative reception, the musical has developed a cult following among fans of Wildhorn's music and of vampire stories. The musical has been revised several times for different productions around the world, with changes in the songs, characters, and plot. Some of these versions have been more successful than the original Broadway production, such as the German-language production in Graz, Austria, which ran for two years and won several awards.
The musical score of Dracula features a variety of styles, ranging from pop-rock to classical to ethnic. Some of the songs have become popular among musical theatre fans, such as Fresh Blood, A Perfect Life, and The Master's Song. The score also includes instrumental pieces that create a dark and atmospheric mood for the show.The original Broadway cast of Dracula featured Tom Hewitt as Dracula, Melissa Errico as Mina, Kelli O'Hara as Lucy, Don Stephenson as Renfield, Darren Ritchie as Jonathan Harker, Stephen McKinley Henderson as Van Helsing, Chris Hoch as Arthur Holmwood, Bart Shatto as Quincey Morris, and Shonn Wiley as Jack Seward. [^2^]
The musical has been performed by various casts in different countries, such as Germany, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Serbia, Sweden, and New Zealand. Some notable performers who have played Dracula include Thomas Borchert, Rob Evan, CiarÃ¡n Sheehan, James Barbour, and Junsu Kim. [^2^]Frank Wildhorn is an American composer of both musicals and popular songs. He is best known for his musical Jekyll & Hyde, which ran for four years on Broadway and has been performed in many countries. He also wrote the #1 International hit song \"Where Do Broken Hearts Go\" for Whitney Houston. [^1^]
Wildhorn's music is influenced by various genres, such as rock, pop, jazz, blues, gospel, and classical. He has collaborated with many lyricists, such as Leslie Bricusse, Don Black, Christopher Hampton, Nan Knighton, Jack Murphy, and Gregory Boyd. He has also composed music for films, television, and concerts. [^1^]
Some of his other musicals include The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula: The Musical, Wonderland, Bonnie & Clyde, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen, Rudolf: The Last Kiss, Death Note: The Musical, and Mata Hari. He has also written songs for artists such as Linda Eder, Julie Andrews, Hootie & the Blowfish, Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Tracy Chapman, and Patti LaBelle. [^1^] 061ffe29dd