Winnipeg premiere of Gruber's Frankenstein!!
Todd Martin's Halloween
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2G4
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is minors under 18 with parent or legal guardian
$22.00 - $27.00
With 13-person orchestra
The music touches all those areas of culture to which the texts (in which Frankenstein and Dracula rub shoulders with James Bond and Goldfinger) refer. So pop music and hints of folk-song, Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler are all thrown into the mix to fuse with Stravinskian neo-classicism and the long tradition of Viennese cabaret. The humour is black but quizzically genial, Gruber's own performance is gleefully exuberant, but there is something to the musical style of Frankenstein!! which taps deep roots and protects it from being no more than an entertaining jeu d'esprit.