History Theatre / TanzDerVampire

21st Jul '16 12:17:11 PM Franzi1011
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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Herbert calls Alfred "mon cheri" as he flirts with him.

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* EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench: Herbert calls Alfred "mon cheri" chéri" as he flirts with him.
27th Jun '16 1:51:28 PM meganrenee
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*BetaCouple: In many latter-day non-replica productions, newly-forged friends Magda and Herbert function as a kind of platonic version of this in Act II.



* LoveDodecahedron: Herbert is in love with Alfred, who's in love with Sarah, who's in love with the count, who ends the chain by requiting Sarah's interest.

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* LoveDodecahedron: Herbert is in love with Alfred, who's in love with Sarah, who's in love with the count, who ends the chain by requiting Sarah's interest. Magda is often implied to have a bit of a crush on Alfred, too, and Alfred finds Magda's breasts fascinating, but this never quite rises to the level of a subplot.


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**Of course, she turns out to be NotSoAboveItAll herself when she spills her cutting board full of turnips just to watch Alfred's behind as he bends over to help her pick them up.


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*OddFriendship: Many of the latter-day non-replica productions imply this springs up between Herbert (a viscount) and the newly vampirized Magda (a scullery maid).
27th Jun '16 1:43:49 PM meganrenee
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*UndeathAlwaysEnds: [[spoiler:Averted to the point of inversion. By the end of the story- in the original European version and its translations, at least- there are only two characters (Rebecca and Professor Abronsius) who aren't vampires in the end, and that's mostly because Rebecca was left behind in the village in mourning and the show ends with Sarah and Alfred leaving Abronsius in the woods. In some productions, even they don't make it out alive.]]
27th Apr '16 1:49:41 AM aye_amber
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: While none of the vampires at the ball are named, and some are just in random period costumes, a number of them appear to be historical figures- among them in the German productions are [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/sina05.jpg Napoleon]] and Josephine, [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-096.jpg Richard III]] and [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-091.jpg his queen]], William Creator/WilliamShakespeare, [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-100.jpg Queen Christina of Sweden]], [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-089.jpg Louis XIV]] and [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/vamp5.jpg Elizabeth I]]. (And they all get spiffy leather versions of their costumes in the finale, to boot.)

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: While none of the vampires at the ball are named, and some are just in random period costumes, a number of them appear to be historical figures- among them in the German productions are [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/sina05.jpg Napoleon]] and Josephine, [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-096.jpg Richard III]] and [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-091.jpg his queen]], William Creator/WilliamShakespeare, [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-100.jpg Queen Christina of Sweden]], [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/szenenbilder_tanz_der_vampire-089.jpg Louis XIV]] and [[http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/MeganPhntmGrl/Tanz%20der%20Vampire/vamp5.[[http://i.imgur.com/sr0vVka.jpg Elizabeth I]]. (And they all get spiffy leather versions of their costumes in the finale, to boot.)
27th Apr '16 1:37:39 AM aye_amber
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* ScoobyStack: [[http://www.musical-in.de/grafiken/musical-tanz-der-vampire-4.jpg Alfred and the Professor]].

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* ScoobyStack: [[http://www.musical-in.de/grafiken/musical-tanz-der-vampire-4.[[http://i.imgur.com/RE5qkGe.jpg Alfred and the Professor]].Professor.]]
30th Jun '15 1:06:30 PM beack7
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* Stuttgart, Germany, 2000: Responsible for pretty much saving the theater that put it on. Originally starred Kevin Tarte as Krolock and Barbara Köhler as Sarah. Introduced a new song, "Stärker als wir sind", that replaced Sarah's dream ballet in the original production.

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* Stuttgart, Germany, 2000: Responsible for pretty much saving the theater that put it on. Originally starred Kevin Tarte as Krolock and Barbara Köhler as Sarah. Introduced a new song, "Stärker als wir sind", that replaced Sarah's dream ballet in the original production.
16th May '15 10:18:37 PM nombretomado
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The basic plot features TheHunter Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of HammerHorror. Alfred falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.

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The basic plot features TheHunter Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of HammerHorror.Film/HammerHorror. Alfred falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his CampGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.
16th Dec '14 4:21:55 PM Angeldeb82
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''Tanz der Vampire'' is an Austrian musical with music by Music/JimSteinman and lyrics by Michael Kunze. It's TheMusical of ''Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers'', and has the same general story, but with several alterations. All in all, it's a decidedly more raucous, over-the-top experience than the movie, chock full of AlternateCharacterInterpretation.

The basic plot features TheHunter Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of HammerHorror. Alfred falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his FlamboyantGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.

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''Tanz der Vampire'' is an Austrian musical with music by Music/JimSteinman and lyrics by Michael Kunze. It's TheMusical of ''Film/TheFearlessVampireKillers'', and has the same general story, but with several alterations. All in all, it's a decidedly more raucous, over-the-top experience than the movie, chock full of AlternateCharacterInterpretation.

AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.

The basic plot features TheHunter Professor Abronsius and his timid, feeble assistant Alfred arriving in a Transylvanian village straight out of HammerHorror. Alfred falls in love with the innkeeper's daughter Sarah, and she toys with him a bit before running off to the local castle instead. Of course, said local castle is infested with vampires, lead by Count von Krolock and his FlamboyantGay CampGay son Herbert (who has his own eye on Alfred), and Sarah prepares to become Krolock's new Queen of the Night at a lush vampire ball. Alfred, unaware that she's happier this way, valiantly tries to rescue her (when he's not [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl screaming like a girl]]). Meanwhile, Sarah's father is turned into a vampire himself, and he goes on to turn Magda, the beautiful and chaste maidservant he's been lusting after for years, into his undead girlfriend.



* Vienna, Austria, 1997: The original production, with the late Steve Barton as Graf von Krolock and Cornelia Zenz as Sarah. It won a few IMAGE Awards (the European equivalent to the Tonys), including Best Actor in a Musical (Steve Barton) and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Eva Maria Marold as Magda), and featured costumes by Sue Blane of ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame.

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* Vienna, Austria, 1997: The original production, with the late Steve Barton as Graf von Krolock and Cornelia Zenz as Sarah. It won a few IMAGE Awards (the European equivalent to the Tonys), including Best Actor in a Musical (Steve Barton) and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Eva Maria Marold as Magda), and featured costumes by Sue Blane of ''TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' fame.



* Hamburg, Germany, 2003: Thomas Borchert as Graf von Krolock and Jessica Kessler as Sarah. Both of them are now strongly associated with these roles, Borchert to the point of being typecast (see listings below). The cast of the film version of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' stopped by in a highly publicized event while they were in town for the German premiere of one of the films in the trilogy, leading to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a picture of Borchert in full Krolock makeup and costume with Hammer Dracula Christopher Lee]].

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* Hamburg, Germany, 2003: Thomas Borchert as Graf von Krolock and Jessica Kessler as Sarah. Both of them are now strongly associated with these roles, Borchert to the point of being typecast (see listings below). The cast of the film version of ''TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' stopped by in a highly publicized event while they were in town for the German premiere of one of the films in the trilogy, leading to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome a picture of Borchert in full Krolock makeup and costume with Hammer Dracula Christopher Lee]].



* AFeteWorseThanDeath: The Midnight Ball, if you happen to be a mortal, and thus on the menu.



%% The alternate character interpretation was clearly invoked by the authors, as described.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Compared to the original film's relentless, almost Satanic antagonist, Graf von Krolock in the musical is a noble, sad AntiHero who's compelled to destroy what he loves and longs for in spite of his own guilt over it. Sarah was TheIngenue in the film, but in TheMusical, she's an ambitious free spirit longing to be corrupted into something dark and powerful. Alfred's denseness is largely ignored here, replaced purely by timidness and extreme awkwardness, while Magda is developed into something of a {{Tsundere}}. Finally, while Herbert is purely a threatening, unsettling SissyVillain in the film, here he's actually in giddy, infatuated ''love'' with Alfred rather than looking only to bang him, and subsequent productions have grown fond of implying that they would make a better couple than Alfred and Sarah and raising a moment of sympathy for Herbert when he's spurned.

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%% The alternate alternative character interpretation was clearly invoked by the authors, as described.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: [[invoked]] Compared to the original film's relentless, almost Satanic antagonist, Graf von Krolock in the musical is a noble, sad AntiHero who's compelled to destroy what he loves and longs for in spite of his own guilt over it. Sarah was TheIngenue in the film, but in TheMusical, she's an ambitious free spirit longing to be corrupted into something dark and powerful. Alfred's denseness is largely ignored here, replaced purely by timidness and extreme awkwardness, while Magda is developed into something of a {{Tsundere}}. Finally, while Herbert is purely a threatening, unsettling SissyVillain in the film, here he's actually in giddy, infatuated ''love'' with Alfred rather than looking only to bang him, and subsequent productions have grown fond of implying that they would make a better couple than Alfred and Sarah and raising a moment of sympathy for Herbert when he's spurned.



* DamselInDistress: Inverted: Sarah doesn't want to be saved. Also averted with a side of FridgeLogic by the fact that neither Alfred nor the Professor thinks to protect Magda from Chagal after he's been bitten, even though she's the natural vampirism target after Sarah given that she's apparently the only other attractive young woman in the village. And then when she ''is'' attacked, they leave her body behind without so much as a cross to hold her...



* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: The TropeNamer, after a song Magda sings while looking at Chagal's dead body and dealing with mixed feelings about his death.

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* DeathIsSuchAnOddThing: The TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, after a song Magda sings while looking at Chagal's dead body and dealing with mixed feelings about his death.



* DistressedDamsel: Inverted: Sarah doesn't want to be saved. Also averted with a side of FridgeLogic by the fact that neither Alfred nor the Professor thinks to protect Magda from Chagal after he's been bitten, even though she's the natural vampirism target after Sarah given that she's apparently the only other attractive young woman in the village. And then when she ''is'' attacked, they leave her body behind without so much as a cross to hold her...



** Obliterating any passing resemblance of the original story to that of ''ThePhantomoftheOpera'' supposedly was Michael Crawford's motivation for insisting on or agreeing to drastic changes for the Broadway version.

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** Obliterating any passing resemblance of the original story to that of ''ThePhantomoftheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' supposedly was Michael Crawford's motivation for insisting on or agreeing to drastic changes for the Broadway version.



* FanService: To increase the joy of squealing fangirls upon seeing Herbert attempt to seduce Alfred, a bit of choreography was added in which Herbert grabs Alfred's... buttocks. And grins. Also, for the men in the audience, Magda's vampire look was made considerably sluttier when the show moved to Stuttgart.

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* FanService: {{Fanservice}}: To increase the joy of squealing fangirls upon seeing Herbert attempt to seduce Alfred, a bit of choreography was added in which Herbert grabs Alfred's... buttocks. And grins. Also, for the men in the audience, Magda's vampire look was made considerably sluttier when the show moved to Stuttgart.Stuttgart.
* AFeteWorseThanDeath: The Midnight Ball, if you happen to be a mortal, and thus on the menu.



* FrenchMaid: Averted -- Magda doesn't dress like this. Not that her own tigh-bodiced, cleavage-boosting dress isn't just as [[FanService fanservicetastic]].

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* FrenchMaid: Averted -- Magda doesn't dress like this. Not that her own tigh-bodiced, cleavage-boosting dress isn't just as [[FanService fanservicetastic]].{{fanservice}}tastic.



* LongHairedPrettyboy: Herbert, in several productions - most notably the Hungarian version.

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* LongHairedPrettyboy: LongHairedPrettyBoy: Herbert, in several productions - most notably the Hungarian version.



* ParasolOfPain: The Professor saves Alfred by fending off Herbert with his umbrella. Yes, [[FunnyMoments it's hilarious]].

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* ParasolOfPain: The Professor saves Alfred by fending off Herbert with his umbrella. Yes, [[FunnyMoments [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments it's hilarious]].



* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler:An interesting case, seeing as the heroes' failure to save Sarah on time is made plain by the "victim" herself, who's now the same kind of monster they intended to save her from, rather than Krolock.]]



* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler:An interesting case, seeing as the heroes' failure to save Sarah on time is made plain by the "victim" herself, who's now the same kind of monster they intended to save her from, rather than Krolock.]]



* BondageIsBad: Herbert announces his intention to spend his night with Alfred with "handcuffs, and wine, and candlelight...". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Funny?]] [[FetishFuel Sexy?]] You decide.

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* BondageIsBad: Herbert announces his intention to spend his night with Alfred with "handcuffs, and wine, and candlelight...". [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Funny?]] [[FetishFuel Sexy?]] You decide.



* DeusExMachina: Having lost their vampire-killing materials, Alfred and the Professor are left to... [[spoiler:open a curtain and have sunlight pour in, killing Krolock]]. [[FridgeLogic At the]] ''[[FridgeLogic Midnight]]'' [[FridgeLogic Ball]]? [[FlatWhat What]].

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* DeusExMachina: Having lost their vampire-killing materials, Alfred and the Professor are left to... [[spoiler:open a curtain and have sunlight pour in, killing Krolock]]. Krolock.]] [[FridgeLogic At the]] ''[[FridgeLogic Midnight]]'' [[FridgeLogic Ball]]? Ball?]] [[FlatWhat What]].What.]]



* {{GASP}}: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for]] [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] when the Professor announced his intentions to hunt vampires *GASP!* at the inn. Every time he mentions the word vampire *GASP!*, the villagers can't hide their shock. It's lampshaded when, after a couple rounds of going back and forth, Abronsius ''refuses'' to say "vampire"([[OverlyLongGag *GASP!*]]) where it would normally go in the sentence.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The show is ''infested'' with them. But the most [[CollectiveGroan groan]]-inducing comes from the Professor.
-->'''Abronsius''':(Upon seeing the crypt) This looks pretty cryptic!

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* {{GASP}}: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for]] [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] {{Played for|Laughs}} {{Narm}}y [[PlayedForLaughs laughs]] when the Professor announced his intentions to hunt vampires *GASP!* at the inn. Every time he mentions the word vampire *GASP!*, the villagers can't hide their shock. It's lampshaded when, after a couple rounds of going back and forth, Abronsius ''refuses'' to say "vampire"([[OverlyLongGag *GASP!*]]) where it would normally go in the sentence.
* IncrediblyLamePun: The show is ''infested'' with them. But the most [[CollectiveGroan groan]]-inducing comes from the Professor.
-->'''Abronsius''':(Upon seeing the crypt) This looks pretty cryptic!
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* MoodWhiplash: An example of this trope backfiring -- the jokester we've seen making [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] throughout the whole show, and just seconds before this point, begins singing "The Insatiable Appetite". It undermines what would otherwise be a very [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]] scene.

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* LamePunReaction: The show is ''infested'' with bad puns. But the most [[CollectiveGroan groan]]-inducing comes from the Professor.
-->'''Abronsius''': (Upon seeing the crypt) This looks pretty cryptic!
* MoodWhiplash: An example of this trope backfiring -- the jokester we've seen making [[IncrediblyLamePun Incredibly Lame Puns]] really bad {{pun}}s throughout the whole show, and just seconds before this point, begins singing "The Insatiable Appetite". It undermines what would otherwise be a very [[TearJerker Tear Jerking]] {{Tear Jerk|er}}ing scene.



-->'''Von Krolock (right behind him)''':Vampire?

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-->'''Von Krolock (right behind him)''':Vampire?him)''': Vampire?



* RunningGag: "This is 1880-something!", "If that means what I think it means...", and [[YouCanPanicNow "SUNSET!!!"]].

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* RunningGag: "This is 1880-something!", "If that means what I think it means...", " and [[YouCanPanicNow "SUNSET!!!"]]."SUNSET!!!"]]
23rd Oct '14 2:24:11 PM grabaham
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* Nitra, Slovakia, 2011 (''Ples Upírov''): A Slovak student production, similar to the above "non-replica" Finnish production, premiered on May 3, 2011 under the direction of Peter Oravec.
23rd Oct '14 2:20:02 PM grabaham
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* St.Petersburg, Russia, 2011 (''Бал вампиров'', ''Bal Vampirov'' for those used to Anglicized spelling): Premiered at the same time the Finnish production did, at the St. Petersburg State Theater of Musical Comedy. This production also [[http://www.facebook.com/ballofvampires has a Facebook page]]. Starring Ivan Oghozin as von Krolock, Elena Gazaeva as Sarah, and Georgy Novitsky as Alfred. Ivan Ozhogin later went on to play Von Krolock in the 2013 Berlin production.

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* St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011 (''Бал вампиров'', ''Bal Vampirov'' for those used to Anglicized spelling): Premiered at the same time the Finnish production did, at the St. Petersburg State Theater of Musical Comedy. This production also [[http://www.facebook.com/ballofvampires has a Facebook page]]. Starring Ivan Oghozin as von Krolock, Elena Gazaeva as Sarah, and Georgy Novitsky as Alfred. Ivan Ozhogin later went on to play Von Krolock in the 2013 Berlin production.
* Paris, France, 2014 (''Le Bal des Vampires''): This production, directed once again by Polanski, opened in October 2014 at the Théâtre Mogador in Paris. Featuring French comedian/singer Stéphane Métro as von Krolock and Rafaelle Cohen as Sarah, this was the first European production to meet with largely negative critical notices in the major newspapers, but has by all reports remained an audience favorite.
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