Dracula's Taste Test

Critics

LemonMeter

90 %

Reviews: 5

Audience

LemonMeter

Reviews: 1

Dracula has awakened in the 21st century, his coffin having been shipped to his closest living descendant in Glendale, CA. He has purchased a bar to try and find a place to fit into the modern world, but the permits have not come through and he is unable to open the new venue. To make good on his bookings, the legendary vampire lord presents this show at Fringe. Joined by Erik, the Phantom of the Opera as his musical director, Dracula hosts his friends and battles fiends as they crash the monster bash. Special guest monsters join each show as the audience is guided from seance to sing-a-long with very little murder along the way. Fun! Prizes! You'll wish you were undead. Part of Sacred Fools Theater Company's MONSTER MASH at the Fringe! Info at www.sacredfools.org/fringe

Reviews

Crowd-pleasing fun, this is a show designed specifically to entertain the Fringe crowds, managing to work in Fringe-oriented jokes that the experienced Fringe-goer will definitely appreciate. If you are a ghoul that just wants to have fun, drop in and say howdy to Dracula and his friends. He'd love for you to stop by for a bite.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Accompanied begrudgingly by a bored Phantom of the Opera, Phantom (Ryan Johnson), it is night to remember albeit a little…icky. The sing-alongs are infectious (like…we mean the non-life-threatening kind of infectious).

Highly Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


Essentially a variety show featuring Dracula (Marz Richards who also produces) the whole thing is an enjoyable lark of silly guest monsters with Jeff Sumner as the “creep” being the stand out.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


The cast was amazing . . . This is the kind of show you can only get at Fringe – no agenda, no propaganda, and no purpose other than to just have fun.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


What I liked Marz Richards shines as Dracula, played as if part of a Mad magazine comic story, yet with a touch of pathos for a man out of his time. The séance has a nice surprising effect I didn't see coming. Jeff Sumner as “The Creep” is delightfully creepy channeling the spirit of Dwight Fry by way of John Waters. What I didn't like Some of the song choices could be improved. The lyrics are projected on a screen inviting a sing a long from the audience, but not all of these songs are all that sing a long friendly. All in all though, an hour of silly monstrous fun! My overall impression Dracula's Taste Test plays like some of your classic monster friends straight out of the Monster Mash song called you up for a night of drunken 80's karaoke, and stand up comedy in Hollywood, and Hollywood being what it is, (witty, profane, hip, and irreverent), it's only a matter of time before things get weird. Or, you know, weirder.

sweet - David Lucarelli


It's a fun outing with the song lyrics projected on the back wall so the audience can sing-a-long with the creatures. Then Richards' script goes totally awry with the appearance of the Secret Monster and his Guest who, with Mina's assistance, perform their short play, a Star Wars parody the Count dubs C3POleanna.

sweet-sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Crowd-pleasing fun, this is a show designed specifically to entertain the Fringe crowds, managing to work in Fringe-oriented jokes that the experienced Fringe-goer will definitely appreciate. If you are a ghoul that just wants to have fun, drop in and say howdy to Dracula and his friends. He'd love for you to stop by for a bite.

sweet - Mike & Russell - My Haunt Life - ...read full review


Accompanied begrudgingly by a bored Phantom of the Opera, Phantom (Ryan Johnson), it is night to remember albeit a little…icky. The sing-alongs are infectious (like…we mean the non-life-threatening kind of infectious).

Highly Recommended

sweet - Tracey Paleo - Gia on the Move - ...read full review


Essentially a variety show featuring Dracula (Marz Richards who also produces) the whole thing is an enjoyable lark of silly guest monsters with Jeff Sumner as the “creep” being the stand out.

sweet - Ernest Kearney - www.thetvolution.com - ...read full review


The cast was amazing . . . This is the kind of show you can only get at Fringe – no agenda, no propaganda, and no purpose other than to just have fun.

sweet - Bob Leggett - ...read full review


It's a fun outing with the song lyrics projected on the back wall so the audience can sing-a-long with the creatures. Then Richards' script goes totally awry with the appearance of the Secret Monster and his Guest who, with Mina's assistance, perform their short play, a Star Wars parody the Count dubs C3POleanna.

sweet-sour - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


What I liked Marz Richards shines as Dracula, played as if part of a Mad magazine comic story, yet with a touch of pathos for a man out of his time. The séance has a nice surprising effect I didn't see coming. Jeff Sumner as “The Creep” is delightfully creepy channeling the spirit of Dwight Fry by way of John Waters. What I didn't like Some of the song choices could be improved. The lyrics are projected on a screen inviting a sing a long from the audience, but not all of these songs are all that sing a long friendly. All in all though, an hour of silly monstrous fun! My overall impression Dracula's Taste Test plays like some of your classic monster friends straight out of the Monster Mash song called you up for a night of drunken 80's karaoke, and stand up comedy in Hollywood, and Hollywood being what it is, (witty, profane, hip, and irreverent), it's only a matter of time before things get weird. Or, you know, weirder.

sweet - David Lucarelli