Sunday, November 23, 2014

Le Bal des Vampires, Théâtre Mogador, Paris

 This is the musical set-up of Polanski's 1967 film : Jim Steinman - king of bombastic rock music - has conceived the music and Polanski himself has directed this Parisian stage version, attacking his first on-stage musical at the age of 81. (At least his first to the best of my knowledge - not counting 'Amadeus'. Polanski is terribly hard to keep track of, though!)

I found the show just as extravagant, colorful, professional, playful and electrifying as I had hoped for; it ended befittingly with a standing ovation from the audience.

(Sexual innuendo was indeed heavy, but I think possible to ignore by present children.)

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