The Dance of the Vampires is a curious humorous musical adaptation of the equally eccentric and horror film parody, The fearless vampire killers, by Roman Polanski in 1967.
The musical went for the first time in premiere on October 4, 1997 in Vienna. The cult musical was already on the poster in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Antwerp and even in Japan. The rewritten show became one of the most expensive flops in Broadway history, which lost about $ 12 million.
Polanski himself staged the original musical (director). The music is written by Jim Steinman, the man behind Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler. His 'Total eclipse of the heart '(1983) is the main song from the musical. The lyrics were written by Michael Kunze and choreographed by Dennis Callahan.
The story
Professor Abronsius and his assistant Alfred hunt the vampire earl Von Krolock. Alfred let his eye on Sarah, the next victim of Von Krolock.
Sarah is the beautiful, almost 18 year old innkeeper's daughter who fled her dull life to the castle of the charismatic Count von Krolock, where vampires prepare a grand ball. The muddled professor Abronsius and his lovely and frightened assistant Alfred will do anything to save Sarah and to destroy all vampires. They tumble from one hilarious adventure into the other. Let Sarah herself, in exchange for a little vampire bite, be tempted to eternal life? Or will she be able to resist the temptation ...
Magda is the sexy maid of the inn, which is coveted by all the men in the village. Herbert von Krolock is the young and gay son of the count in this bloodthirsty tale.