Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Carter Cathcart, Jason Darrow|
Possessed: The Dracula Musical (1990 Studio Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Broadway is POSSESSED!
Cornelius G. Kelly | Albuquerque | 10/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Here is a musical that you would never imagine being full of the most inspiring ballads since Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera. Here is a musical that is playful with voices such as the talents of Stephen Soundheim's Assassins. Here is a musical that takes a taboo subject that fits as comfortable playing in your house as does your couch for lounging. Here is a musical that will have you possessed by it's beauty, fantasy, fun and excitement. Here is a musical I find stuck on the same album in my IPOD because I can't help myself from playing it over and over again. Here is a musical you must own.
I bought it from Monsterman1954, one of Amazon's trusted sellers. It was delivered right on time in brand new sealed condition. Here are some background facts of the artists on Possessed The Dracula Musical, their characters and their individual acheivments as artists.
Thomas Young as Dracula has played Che¢ in Evita and male lead in numerous Broadway roles as well as performing in the ensemble of 3 Mo¢ Tenors. His seductive voice as Dracula is so alluring he brings you into his world where you fall hopelessly for him.
Katharine Buffaloe as Mina Seward has played Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, Maria in West Side Story, Julie Jordan in Carousel, toured Japan as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, co wrote an album for John Tesh plus more and now plucks our heart out as the most beautiful prize for Dracula. Her voice is silken gold and you can almost see her breasts plunging out of her finest purple tie-up dress calling for Dracula`s touch.
Carter Cathcart did all the orchestrations and all the instrumental performances. He plays Jonathan Renfield, Dr. Seward, Prof. Van
Helsing, Bloombury the Attendant. His characters are frightened, frightening, funny and fabulous. They all bring that gothic who done it sense to this play and have you roaring as Professor Helsing or frightened as Bloombury the Attendant. Amusing characters or breathtaking ballads he is critical to the lyricist Jason Darrow's work and delivers above and beyond Darrow's wildest dreams. His achievements are too many and too fine to fit in this review.
Marilyn Pasekoff who plays Dottie the Maid reminds us of Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd for her cockney accent. She is so funny as the maid but also passes over to us a little fear to tuck in our stomachs. She received critical acclaim for her portrayals of Patti LuPone, Ethyl Merman and Jennifer Holliday in Forbidden Broadway. She's still involved in many musical projects singing, acting and as a playwright. There's probably a product she sold you with her commercial voice in your house.
Galen Brandt as Lucy Harker is the innocent who can not resist the lure of Dracula. Her dear friend Mina tries to save her but in the precious song TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE they win our support as they savor soul wrenching dreams into a flawless enchanting ballad. With strong voices and characters we learn they are captive to Dracula's insistent charm and we see one let go and one fight. Galen Brandt has creatively worked for Walt Disney Productions as a music director, composer and vocalist, radio and TV for which she won a French Emmy for Best TV Series. Again more talents back up this wonderful Lady. She is Lucy Harker.
Jason Darrow our impeccable lyricist here and co-writer of Possessed The Dracula Musical has given us a taste of Heaven through the conception of a spawn from Hell. When one thinks of the title and subject one cannot imagine the beautiful story and heart-filled ballads that have come from this masterpiece. He also gives us funky fun in the fabulous song LOVE SUCKS which makes you want to start dancing and have a party. In SEWARD SANATORIUM we are thrown around in laughter as we see this created world is not far from our own crazy world. His ballads are sheer genius. Here again way too many awards, achievements and projects I could write about but what I most want to convey is the treasure in finding Possessed The Dracula Musical. Mr. Darrow is currently in New York working on his new Novel.
Robert Marasco is another wit of the pen as co-writer of this stunning, one-day, classic piece of Broadway history. As author of the Broadway hit Child's Play he proudly watch it win 5 Tony Awards. This smashing book for this play will see him again full of devilish pride as Possessed The Dracula Musical shall surely garner just as many but I believe a lot more. Space, once again limits his achievements.
Go get Possessed The Dracula Musical then tell me if Broadway has found a new vehicle it can ride for years. Enjoy!
Go to Possessed: The Dracula Musical (1990 Studio Cast) where you can buy it from Monsterman1954@aol.com. First class service and impeccable recording."
YOU DEFINATELY FIND GREAT THINGS WHEN YOU AREN'T LOOKING!
Sam Eisenhuth | Virginia Beach, Virginia | 01/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went into a store this week to look at Broadway soundtracks and came across this gem. I had only heard of Possessed once and that was when a friend of mine told me that she was playing Lucy in it. When I saw it, I picked it up instantly. The music in this show is phenomenal. I loved every minute of it and I've been listening to it over and over. One of my favorite songs is 'Eternity', sung by Dracula. Thomas Young's voice is outstanding. And Lucy and Mina's song, 'Two Different People' was also a testament to the music and lyric writers' talents. My favorite musical is Jekyll & Hyde, and now Possessed is ranked right next to it. I've always been interested in the old Hollywood movies, and now Broadway has brought two of my favorites to musical status. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. Check out Possessed. You won't regret it!"
The best Dracula based musical
Dale W. Wilson | Cleveland, Ohio | 04/28/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not one for many words, but if you like gothic horror type musicals I can reccomend this whole heartedly. The songs are smooth and the lyrics quite memorable. The voices fit each of the parts and it's just all around fun to listen to."