Blood Tango the Musical
A Romantic Tragedy "...sensual and thrilling."
A MUSICAL FOR RIGHT NOW!
Neither the "suave-monster-preys-on-helpless-damsel" nor the old formula of the men riding in to rescue the maiden, but with a strong feminist theme.
Songs of passion, longing, and humor with universal appeal--including audiences who feel left behind by current musicals.
Perennially popular every October.
What’s more erotic than Vampires? The Tango!
Set in an English drawing room in 1922, the characters include a brilliant Hispanic orphan, her tango-obsessed sister and her fiancé, their alcoholic German tutor, their father who runs an asylum below their living quarters, a crazed patient with religious delusions, the trusty Cockney butler, and...their immigrant housekeeper and wise woman WHO SAVES THEM ALL.
A beautiful young nobleman was bitten by bats four centuries ago and is cursed with unending life.
He is driven to drink the blood of virgins; he injects heroin to soothe his misery.
His blood and body bring either death or enduring life.
He vows to renounce his addictions to become fully human again.
He repairs to an English sanatorium on the North Sea.
He is unaware that the doctor in charge has two lovely virginal daughters and cabinets full of drugs.
WILL LOVE SAVE HIM
OR DESTROY HIM?
“The excerpts are finely wrought and make the best of several music-halls styles and, my, the singing [on the recordings] is grand, voluptuous, passionate… the tunefulness is marvelous.”
--Thomas Larson, music critic and memoirist
Book, Music & Lyrics by
J. A. McMullen
Additional Music by
Tal Ariel, Elizabeth Jane Dunne,
Orchestrations by Tal Ariel
Score transcription by Bruce Munson
© 2018, John McMullen
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