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An introduction to the new musical, Dracula

Dracula is the new musical by Gareth Evans and Christopher J. Orton, with orchestrations and additional music by Ian Lynn.  Dracula, the musical is a faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic gothic novel, 'Dracula'.

This collaborative work accurately represents the dark Victorian world of Stoker's novel whilst making a direct connection between the fictional vampire and historic figure, Vlad Tepes - Dracula. The libretto has been deliberately written with due consideration to the period and intention of the original 1897 novel.

Sang de Vie Productions Ltd. presents 'Dracula', the musical adapted from Bram Stoker's novel

The Dracula Musical Album is now available in the USA, via the American / internet based supplier CD BABY

Dracula Musical Album & Single Tracks - Downloads now available from iTunes

THE  DRACULA  MUSICAL  CONCEPT  ALBUM

Dracula - The Musical

By Orton, Evans & Lynn

The Concept Album

Featuring ...

 Seventeen original tracks

 Seventy minutes of music

with

Michael McCarthy as Dracula

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The Dracula Musical Concept Album

The concept album of the musical, Dracula, was our first commercial recording project as Sang De Vie Productions. The musical is by Gareth Evans and Christopher J. Orton, with orchestrations by the noted British composer and producer, Ian Lynn. This collaborative work accurately represents the dark Victorian world of Stoker's novel whilst making a direct connection between the fictional vampire and historic figure, Vlad Tepes - Dracula. The work has been deliberately written with due consideration to the period and intention of the original 1897 novel.

We are seeking financial backing for the complete recording of the musical, Dracula by Evans, Orton and Lynn.

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The musical "Dracula" has taken several years to reach the present stage of development. Christopher J. Orton and Gareth Evans began working together on the project in 2004, when Christopher began setting the libretto to his original music and to create the score for the work. It had always been the intention of the writers to record a concept album of the work.

Unlike many other similarly themed musicals, that are only broadly based upon Bram Stoker’s title character, this new work by Evans and Orton actually incorporates the central plot and the most important episodes from Bram Stoker’s novel. In our opinion, this is one of the important differences that sets this work apart from other attempts to adapt the story as a professional musical theatre piece.

The recording process began in January 2006 after the noted composer, arranger and musical director, Ian Lynn, agreed to orchestrate the work.

The seventy minute album of seventeen orchestrated tracks was completed by September and features the leading West End musical theatre performer, Michael McCarthy, singing the title role.

Current News

Continuation of the Dracula Musical Project

In November, 2007, we produced a promotional video of the number, "Within My World" from the Dracula musical by Evans, Orton and Lynn. The professionally directed video was released on the internet in December to great acclaim and, within the first three months of 2008, had received many thousands of views on various video networking sites across the world-wide web.

More information about the recording of the new and complete professional musical, Dracula, by Evans, Orton and Lynn will be announced during 2016.

In the meantime, you can still buy the professionally produced concept CD of Dracula from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, the official Dracula musical website and many other online stores. The CD is also available from the Sound of Music store in Germany.

"Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring"  - Bram Stoker 1897

The Dracula musical concept album was professionally produced and released in 2006 and has subsequently garnered great critical and public acclaim. The CD continues to sell successfully worldwide.

The professionally directed film of "Within My World" from the musical, Dracula, by Evans Orton and Lynn premiered on Sky Television in 2009.

"Within My World" Video from the Dracula Musical

 

  Review quotes from an issue of WHAT'S ON STAGE - The UK Theatre Magazine :

"...A powerful new Gothic musical that remains faithful to the original novel"

"The songs deliver just the right measure of dramatic passion to get the blood pumping"

" ... Michael McCarthy hitting all the right notes in the title role"

"This 70 minute CD has already gathered a battalion of fans"

"...has enough dramatic bite to keep you listening well beyond moonrise"

The Editor - What's On Stage Magazine. 

 

You can also support the Dracula Musical by purchasing the following Books by William Gareth Evans:

 

About the Glass Darkly novels

This series of Gothic novels establishes the original 19th Century vampire hunter, General Spielsdorf, as one of the main protagonists in a new series of bloody adventures.

The continuing story traverses centuries of vampire lore and further reveals new aspects to the origin of the Nosferatu. The novels cover several eras, from ancient history to the 19th and later centuries. The author has also used details of historic events to enhance and develop the plot throughout the novels.

To some extent the books are an ongoing account of the Vampire as originally presented in Victorian literature, paying due homage to Le Fanu and Stoker. The novels deliberately mirror an earlier time in Gothic novel writing and recreate the original evil characters of ancient vampires, including those of Carmilla Karnstein and Vlad Dracula, for a modern readership.

Volume 1: Within the Glass Darkly

Available now:

Amazon Kindle: UK / US

Amazon Books: UK / US

Smashwords  KOBO  iBooks

Volume 2: Dracula – The Devil’s Nosferatu

Available now:

Amazon Kindle: UK / US

Amazon Books: UK / US

Smashwords  /  KOBO  iBooks

Volume 3: The Vampire Incarnate

Available now:

Amazon Kindle: UK / US

Amazon Books: UK / US

Smashwords  /  KOBO  /  iBooks

 

DRACULA CONCEPT ALBUM - A small sample of the positive Customer Reviews:

And the positive reviews and comments keep pouring in for the only sung-through Dracula musical of Bram Stoker's novel...

"With a stunning orchestra and stellar lyrics, Evans and Orton have composed a masterpiece. Closely following the book, their rendition returns to Count Dracula what society has so horrifically stolen from him. Michael McCarthy excels as the chilling and sensual lead role. Songs such as "I Am Condemned," "Within My World," and "Never to Die" allow listeners to see a full range of emotion and power. A beautiful, inspired recording, Dracula gives you chills every time you hear it."
(From Amazon)

"Beautiful, moving and inspired"
(From iTunes)

"Fantastic musical. I am a lyricist and librettist and I can really appreciate good work. This is Broadway quality all the way!"
(From CD Baby)

"Great score and moving libretto
Exceptional musical work...an outstanding recording"

(From CD Baby)

"Geniuses Gareth Evans and Christopher J. Orton composed a musical adaptation of Dracula–in English! I’ve spent the whole day listening to it, and it’s love. (I love Dracula and Renfield...) Michael McCarthy makes for a stellar Vlad."
(From A Writers Corner)

"Dracula? Really? Truly? WOW! I love the book and I never knew it was a musical until about five minutes ago and now I'm buying it and OH MY GOD! Wow. I listened to the previews and the voices and melodies are absolutely beautiful and heart-wrenching…BUY THIS!"
(From iTunes)

"Dark, Moody & Romantic... What's not to love?? The songs from this show paint a rich picture of a classic tale of immortal love turned obsession. The songs are heartfelt, the music is dramatic and the singers are passionate. My top 3 songs would be: I Am Condemned, Never to Die and Those Dreams of long ago. You will love this musical!"
(From iTunes)

Surprisingly Good! Wasn't sure what to expect from this musical version of Dracula... but it's actually very good! The music is very passionate and the cast excellently suited for their roles. Favorite song ~ "In Your Eyes"
(From iTunes)

"I've simply fallen in love with the music. "

"SUCH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC!"

 

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Copyright

Book and Lyrics by Gareth Evans. Music by Christopher J. Orton. Orchestration & All Additional Music by Ian Lynn.

Copyright © and P 2000 - 2015 by Gareth Evans. Copyright © and P 2004 - 2015 Christopher J. Orton / Ian Lynn.

The concept album of the musical, “Dracula”, is produced by Sang de Vie Productions Ltd.

Dracula. Copyright © and P 2006-2015 by Sang de Vie Productions Ltd. All rights reserved.

All forms of reproduction of any part of this recorded work are strictly prohibited by law.