Count Vlad wants to regain his humanity, but urges and temptations are strong. He was infected a few centuries ago, and doesn’t seem to be able to die. He has addictions: heroin...and the body and blood of virgins. He retreats to an asylum in England on the North Sea. But the doctor there has two lovely daughters! Can he avert his eyes? Will his sobriety hold? Will love save him or destroy him?
"Romantic, dark, erotic….”
A musical for our times!
+ Put aside the supernatural for a tale that stirs the blood and heightens the pheromones.
+ Haunting ballads you'll long to hear again
+ Throbbing rhythms of the sensual tango
+ A touch of Hamiltonian rap
+ A comic turn between butler and cook
+ A rousing drinking song sure to become an anthem!
AND THE TANGO!
"Tango Argentino" took American theaters by storm.
“Dancing with the Stars" has 11 million viewers
-- and they all wait to see the “red-hot tango.”
Why is “Blood Tango…” a musical for RIGHT NOW?
(#MeToo) - Between the seduction of the innocent and women using their own power to decide.
Women protecting women--an immigrant, working-class woman who is the heroine!
An Hispanic soprano is the female lead.
A genetic mutation contracted from an attack of a colony of bats may have prolonged his life and stopped his aging.
It is about loneliness, since he is different, and any friends have long since passed.
An expressed theme is that he is looking for acceptance, for family.
Half of all Americans felt alone before COVID!
He tries to change his nature from Alpha which men are trying to do right now.
Book & Lyrics by John McMullen
Music by John McMullen
Tal Ariel, Elizabeth Jane Dunne, Bruce Munson
Orchestrations by Tal Ariel & Bruce Munson