Belasco Theatre, (8/19/2004 - 1/02/2005)

First Preview: Jul 30, 2004
Opening Date: Aug 19, 2004
Closing Date: Jan 02, 2005
Total Previews: 22
Total Performances: 157

Category: Musical, Drama, Romance, Original, Broadway
Setting: Transylvania, England and across Europe, aboard the Orient Express a century ago.

Opening Night Production Staff

Produced by Dodger Stage Holding and Joop Van Den Ende; Produced in association with Clear Channel Entertainment

Originally Produced by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director)

Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton; Based on the story by Bram Stoker; Musical Director: Constantine Kitsopoulos; Music arranged by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Music orchestrated by Doug Besterman

Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Mindy Cooper

Scenic Design by Heidi Ettinger; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Projection Design by Michael Clark; Make-Up Design by Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Luke Cantarella; Associate Lighting Design: Mark T. Simpson

Executive Producer: Dodger Management Group (Sally Campbell Morse, Robert C. Strickstein); Company Manager: Sandra Carlson

Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Technical Supervisor: Don S. Gilmore; Stage Manager: Kelly Martindale

Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Constantine Kitsopoulos; Associate Conductor: Ethyl Will; Reeds: Rick Heckman; Cello: Chungsun Kim; Percussion: Barbara Merjan; Key I: Karl Mansfield; Key II: Ethyl Will; Key III: Constantine Kitsopoulos

Aerial Staging by Rob Besserer and Flying by Foy; Special Effects by Chic Silber; Associate Special Effects: Aaron Waitz; Flying Effects by Flying by Foy

Period Movement Consultant: Elizabeth Keen; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Dance Captain: Megan Sikora; Fight Captain: Graham Rowat; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Casting: Dave Clemmons Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Promotions: Margery Singer Company; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Melissa ErricoMina Murray
Tom HewittDracula
Stephen McKinley HendersonAbraham Van Helsing
Chris HochArthur Holmwood
Kelli O'HaraLucy Westenra
Darren RitchieJonathan Harker
Bart ShattoQuincey Morris
Don StephensonRenfield
Shonn WileyJack Seward
Celina CarvajalSecond Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Melissa FaganThird Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Jenifer FooteFirst Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Michael HerwitzChild
Alternate
Pamela JordanThird Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Elizabeth LoyacanoSecond Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Tracy MillerFirst Vampire
Alternate
Ensemble
Matthew NardozziChild
Alternate
Graham RowatEnsemble

Swings: Anthony Holds and Megan Sikora

Standby: Chuck Wagner (Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula, Quincey Morris)

Understudies: Celina Carvajal (Lucy Westenra), Chris Hoch (Renfield), Anthony Holds (Arthur Holmwood, Jack Seward, Jonathan Harker, Quincey Morris), Elizabeth Loyacano (Mina Murray), Graham Rowat (Abraham Van Helsing, Dracula, Renfield), Bart Shatto (Arthur Holmwood, Jack Seward), Megan Sikora (Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray) and Shonn Wiley (Jonathan Harker)

Songs

music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton

ACT 1 Sung By
Prelude
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Jonathan Harker
A Quiet Life
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula
Over Whitby Bay
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray
Forever Young
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
First Vampire, Second Vampire and Third Vampire
Fresh Blood
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula
The Master's Song
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Renfield and Jack Seward
How Do You Choose?
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Lucy Westenra, Mina Murray, Quincey Morris, Jack Seward, Arthur Holmwood and Company
The Mist
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Lucy Westenra
Modern World
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Company
A Perfect Life
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Mina Murray
The Weddings
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Company
Prayer for the Dead
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Company
Life After Life
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula and Lucy Westenra
ACT 2 Sung By
The Heart Is Slow to Learn
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Mina Murray
The Master's Song (Reprise)
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Renfield and Dracula
If I Could Fly
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Mina Murray
There's Always a Tomorrow
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula and Mina Murray
Deep in the Darkest Night
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Abraham Van Helsing, Quincey Morris, Arthur Holmwood, Jack Seward, Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray
Before the Summer Ends
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Jonathan Harker
The Longer I Live
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula
All Is Dark/Life After Life (Reprise)
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula and Mina Murray
Finale
(lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton)
Dracula and Mina Murray

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Belasco Theatre

(8/19/2004 - 1/2/2005)

Cast

Jennifer Hughes
Ensemble
Second Vampire Alternate
Megan Reinking
Ensemble
First Vampire
Megan Sikora
Third Vampire
Michael Soloway
Child Alternate

Understudies: Jennifer Hughes (Lucy Westenra).


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