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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“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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