Frankenstein – A New Musical the most prominent musical based on Frankenstein. It comprises about 20 songs. Its plot tells us about the events described by Mary Shelley.
Many popular books and poems become musicals, theater performances, or operas. Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley in 1818, is not an exception. The book raised much interest and had many adaptations. One of the most well-known musical versions of this story is Frankenstein – A New Musical. Mark Baron composed the songs, and Jeffrey Jackson wrote the lyrics. It is famous for its excellent work with the plot. Another feature of it is an incredible mystery atmosphere.
The authors made several important changes to the original book plot. They created the songs that would reflect the atmosphere and the writer’s original intent. Among the most famous songs is the one known worldwide. It is called Amen. The musical was produced on Broadway and was popular among theater lovers. Many people wanted to see the performance. That is why the national touring company was organized to allow all the state citizens to see it. The list of songs included more than twenty tracks. It means that most dialogs were in the musical form. Though the musical was created to entertain the audience, the authors decided not to change the story’s ending. Victor dies, and the Reprise (the final song) is full of sadness and melancholy. Frankenstein – A New Musical got a Kenny Award for the Best Show of the Year.