Label: RCA VICTOR - 09026-68001-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Stage & Screen • Style: Musical
The show was produced by Gerald Goehring, Douglas C. Evans, Michael F. Mitri, and David S. While adhering faithfully to the original Mary Shelley text, the creative team nonetheless took advantage of modern stage techniques to create a fluid, nonlinear story that challenged audiences to travel across My Body - Various - Music from The Life: A New Musical distances and time spans while remaining in a single setting that employed projections, light and sound to paint its epic story.
Early drafts of the show were co-written by Mark Baron and Gary P. The production was a hybrid of a film and a live show. Shot cinematically out-of-sequence with multiple cameras and without an My Body - Various - Music from The Life: A New Musicalthe show was nonetheless filmed on a single stage with traditional theatrical lighting.
The final product was published on DVD inbut only screened privately for potential backers of future productions. It was produced by David S. An interesting twist occurred during the brief run when star Gaines took sick and co-author Jeff Jackson had to step in at Lonesome Road - Sammy Davis Jr. - Hey There! Its Sammy Davis Jr. At His Dynamite Greatest last minute to perform in the final two performances.
Reviews for the off-Broadway production were mixed, with the national press receiving it positively while the New York papers were less appreciative. The original cast album is available on Ghostlight Records and the play is published by Playscripts, Inc. In addition to various US and UK productions, it has been performed in Germany, Hungary, and Latin America, having been translated into the native languages of those regions and countries.
Geneva, ; a child prodigy, Victor lives a happy and privileged childhood with his father and mother. When Victor is seven years old, his mother gives birth to his brother, William.
ByVictor has grown into a vibrant and incredibly intelligent young man. He is accepted to the University of Ingolstadt, where he decides to study science. Victor's mother dies of scarlet fever, inspiring him to research the secrets of life and death "A Golden Age". Victor decides to leave home to further research his theories.
Victor makes a promise to Elizabeth that he will return to her. Victor visits his mother's grave before he leaves, and declares he shall see her again for he has discovered how to reanimate the dead.
Victor demonstrates this by successfully bringing a dead sparrow back to life. At Ingolstadt Victor's theories are met with outrage, labeled as "Madness, folly, and insanity. Inside his lab at the University, Victor comprises a man, approximately eight feet in height, of carefully selected limbs and organs. Harnessing the power of a ferocious lightning storm, he tries to endow his creation with life "Birth to My Creation".
At first, the experiment seems unsuccessful and Victor feverishly looks over his notes to see what could have gone wrong " AM". Elizabeth has been writing to Victor constantly, although he has never written back. As Elizabeth writes her last letter back in Geneva, Victor finally looks Habeit Mishomayin (Daily Prayers) - Herman Malamood, The Concord Symphony Orchestra - Herman Malamoo the letters he has ignored.
Realizing he has been neglecting his loved ones, Victor longs to return home and forget about his failure. Suddenly, a loud scream emits from the laboratory and Victor rushes in to investigate.
Having received no word from Victor during his time at Ingolstadt, Henry, Elizabeth, William, and Victor's father worry about what has become of him. Victor is in a hospital, suffering from mental shock. Authorities await his recovery to question him about the fire in the lab. Victor's father, anxious for Victor's return, states that no matter what road his son chooses to take in life, he will always believe in him "Your Father's Eyes".
Once Victor recovers he is brought to trial for setting the fire, however he is released due to lack of evidence. Vowing to give up his interest in science Victor quickly returns home to Geneva, but returns to hear that his brother, William, has been murdered. The culprit is believed to be William's nanny, Justine Moritz, after she is found with a bloodstained locket belonging to William.
Justine protests her innocence, placing the blame on a "monster". Victor discovers the Creature and is horrified that he survived the fire in the lab.
The Creature, now intelligent and capable of speech, is lonely and in pain. El Cuerto Blanco (The White Room) - The KLF - The White Room Creature expresses his anguish and how he expected love and acceptance, only to find himself an object of hatred and fear "The Waking Nightmare".
He forces Victor to listen to the story of his days since his creation "The Creature's Tale". After escaping the burning lab, the confused Creature found his way to a cabin in the woods inhabited by an old blind man, his daughter Agatha, and her infant child. The Creature, hiding in the woodshed next to the cabin, observed the family through a crack in the wall.
Hearing them sing the infant to sleep touched the Creature and awakened his longing to feel the same tenderness "The Music of Love". Determined to earn the love 0317 - Vomiting Shit, Colostomy Filter - Toilet Plumes the family, the Creature began to leave food and firewood at their door during the day and listen to them speak at night, in order to learn their language.
When he finally felt confident that he could Feio - Primos Distantes - Ao Vivo EAEO approach the old man, the Creature entered the cabin when Agatha had gone. Since the old man was blind, he was not repulsed by the Creature's ugliness and accepted him as a friend.
Overjoyed, the Creature embraced the old man, accidentally crushing him with his incredible strength. Distraught that he had killed his only friend the Creature left the cabin, never to return.
Remembering his creator, the Creature embarked on a mission to rob Victor of his happiness and loved ones in an attempt to make Victor realize the pain of loneliness. The Creature traveled to Geneva and came upon William and Justine sitting in a field. The Creature listened while William asked Justine My Body - Various - Music from The Life: A New Musical questions about the world "Why?
Justine and William then ran off into the woods together, however only Justine returned. William was reported missing and soon after found strangled to death. The Creature reveals that it was indeed he that murdered the boy and planted the locket on Justine. Here, the Creature ends his tale. Quaking with rage, Victor attempts to fight his creation but is easily overpowered. The Creature tries to persuade Victor to create an equally hideous female companion for him.
Victor refuses, until the Creature vows to leave with his bride and never return. Hoping that creating a bride for the Creature will atone for his previous mistakes, Victor promises. Justine is hanged for William's murder "The Proposition". Victor's family celebrates his upcoming marriage to Elizabeth, however the celebration is somewhat somber due to William's death "A Happier Day".
Henry begins to suspect that Victor is hiding something and determines to discover what it is. Victor, anxious to appease the Creature and end his family's suffering, begins to create a female creature, from the corpse of Justine. Henry enters the lab and confronts his friend, berating him for his actions. Trying to protect Victor, he vows to expose his creation to the world, causing the Creature to kill him in retaliation "The Modern Prometheus".
Victor succeeds in bringing the Creature's bride to life, but kills her once the thought of the two having children enters his mind. The distraught Creature vows revenge on his creator, promising to be there on Victor's wedding night "Another Like Him". Victor and Elizabeth are married and leave for their honeymoon "The Workings of the Heart". Afraid that the Creature may be hiding close by, Victor leaves Elizabeth locked in their room while he goes to search.
Heartbroken, Victor stands before Elizabeth's grave and blames himself for her death, along with the deaths of William and Justine The Workings of the Heart - Reprise". Victor's father is the last to die, of a broken heart "Your Father's Eyes - Reprise". Driven over the edge with grief, Victor vows to hunt down his creation. The Creature, meanwhile, has been emotionally touched by When I Reach My Heavenly Home - Dorothy Love Coates And The Original Gospel Harmonettes - The Best O love Victor's family had for him, and powerfully expresses his remorse for his deeds and his hatred for the impulse, which drove him to kill "These Hands".
Finally alone and as desolate as his Creature, Victor has a revelation and realizes that a man is truly created through his deeds "The Coming of the Dawn". Walton has been writing his letter in a room other My Body - Various - Music from The Life: A New Musical Victor's on board the ship. While Victor is resting, the Creature enters through a window.
The Creature says he has come to watch Victor die, and then destroy himself upon his funeral pyre. Victor, finally realizing his paternal obligations to the Creature, begs for forgiveness and accepts him as his "son. Walton enters the room as the Creature takes Victor into his arms and carries him off into the ice and darkness, never to be seen again "Amen - Reprise".
The run ended on October 1, An off-Broadway production directed by Bill Fennelly opened at the 37 Arts Theatre on November 1,starring Hunter FosterSteve Blanchard, and Christiane Nollbut closed a month later on December 3,after only 70 performances, including 25 previews. The off-Broadway production of Frankenstein spawned a U.
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