OMG.Tanz der Vampire
is a musical by Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze based on the Roman Polanski film. It is deliberately cheesy but the romantic aspects actually work. Sort of like if Phantom of the Opera were a comedy. It's a spoof of Dracula and all the classic vampire films that came after, but with a serious romance at the centre of it. It only works if you believe in Alfred and Sarah; the whole thing can't be pure spoof.
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Totale Finsternis) is sung by our female lead, Sarah, with the "turn around, bright eyes" by Von Krolock, the vampire who is after her. Sarah is the daughter of a Jewish innkeeper - who later gets turned to a vampire and crosses don't work against him because he's Jewish. There's also a gay vampire, Herbert, who has a thing for our young hero, Alfred. Some of the music is really nice, and some of it is cheesy as hell, and the whole thing is kinda awesome. It's very popular in Europe - multiple German productions, at least a Hungarian and a Polish translation (Taniec wampirow in Polish). Around 2002, a US production was attempted. Unfortunately, that production played up the humour while, it was rumoured, Michael Crawford tried to reserve all that humour for himself in the lead role of Von Krolock. It only ran as long as it did for the trainwreck factor - the show was bad, bad, bad, and barely resembled Tanz anymore. The US fans usually refer to "Tanz" rather than "Dance of the Vampires" because they really aren't the same show.
Here's a not bad YouTube vid of Totale Finsternis
with Cornelia Zenz and Steve Barton (original cast). I have a mad crush on Aris Sas from his work as Alfred (Für Sarah, here
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