The Count of Monte Cristo musical

1.   PROLOGUE.  The  swashbuckling opening of the musical.


2.  THE ESCAPE.  Edmund, after 14 years of misery, escapes from prison in a sequence of events leading to being tossed from a 300-foot cliff into the Mediterranean Sea.


3.  SAILORS DANCES.  People gather at the Port of Marseilles, 1815.  A trade ship arrives and relieved sailors, after a voyage through storms, joyfully leave the ship.  Dances: Sailors Jig, Moors, Sicilianos, Catalan Seduction, Tumblers, Can Can.


4. NEWPAPERS.  Newspapers play a role in the ruin of Monte Cristo’s foes, whose crimes and ruthless actions from the past are cleverly exposed to the public through the newspapers of Paris.  During a scene as newspaper boys trumpet breaking news, the orchestra performs this lively snippet, typifying the swashbuckling, exotic music heard throughout the musical.


5. WALTZ.  Dance sequences from Act II.


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Symphonic   Excerpts



THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO • A MUSICAL • SYMPHONIC EXCERPTS

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“Full of beautiful, romantic, sweeping melodies.” – OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE


“Exciting, melodic.” – NEWS BLAZE


“I loved it … I really felt we were watching a West Side Story-esque, Les Mis kind of production … A lot of pizzazz, a lot of staying power fueled by solid music.” – REVIEW FIX


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FINALIST:  New York Musical Theatre Festival  (NYMF)


WINNER, BEST MUSICAL SCORE:  NY West Village Musical Theatre Festival