Forever's Gonna Start Tonight
The wilds of Transylvania...The shadow of a dark knight looms large...Lost inside a blinding snowstorm, an innocent boy and a man of science...An unspoken certainty - where something is shattered, something is breaking through...
GARLIC - Chagal, Magda, Rebecca and Village Ensemble
Superstition meets Science...Alfred carries a nearly dead Professor Abronsius through the door of a remote inn run by Chagal...Nothing perks up men like wine, women and song - a fact Magda, the voluptuous maid, and the rest of the 'inn-mates' demonstrate...Restored to alertness Professor notices vast quantities of garlic - the fabled repellent of bloodsuckers...Villagers deny vampires in the proximity but Professor cannot be fooled.
CHAGAL'S SONG - Chagal
When a man has got a pretty daughter
Yes, he's proud that she is such a beauty
What's a father to do?... Having noticed the attraction between Sarah (his daughter) and Alfred, Chagal literally boards-up the door between them...Since the budding passion of the young is highly flammable his solution proves to be as effective as spit on a forest fire...
A GIRL AS BEAUTIFUL AS SHE - Alfred and Sarah
I'm too excited
My heart's lighted
Unable to sleep, Alfred and Sarah sing of their newly awakened desire for each other...But they are not alone in their yearning...Chagal sneaks away from Rebecca, his wife, to pay and unwelcome visit to Magda...Alfred is not the only one crying out for Sarah...His want of her is mirrored by Count von Krolock, an immortal suitor whose call she will find strangely irresistible...
GOD IS DEAD (MIDNIGHT SERENADE) - Count von Krolock
God is dead, but we're condemned to live on
So I bless you with my curse
Sarah hears the voice of Count von Krolock telling her of another world...The lure of the night is strong as is the promised deliverance from the mundane world she knows...
TRUTH - Professor Abronsius, Magda, Chagal, Rebecca and Alfred
Don't you ever try to cheat me
I trust in science
For every question there is an answer and no truth that defies understanding - or so believes Professor...But no law rules the human heart and desire is quite an immeasurable emotion...
INVITATION TO THE BALL - Count von Krolock
You can choose to stay here
Girls taste so much better when they're willing...Krolock invites Sarah to a grand ball...He offers her a chance to make her wildest dreams a reality...An opportunity to quench her thirst for more...
OUT ON THE FAR SIDE - Alfred and Sarah
How am I to sleep?
(Sarah) Quiet! No!
Alfred also offers Sarah a way out...He begs her to run off and make a new start with him...Too little, too late...Unbeknownst to Alfred, Krolock has sent a gift for Sarah - a pair of red boots and a vision...
THE RED BOOTS - INSTRUMENTAL
Alfred leaves Sarah alone outside for a moment and she puts on the boots...She has a fantastic reverie about dancing with vampires and can no longer control herself...Sarah takes off into the blackness - racing toward Krolock's castle...
DEATH IS SUCH AN ODD THING - Magda
When he lived
Each time he came near me
Soon after chasing his daughter into the wilderness Chagal's body is returned to the inn frozen solid and bitten...Rebecca grieves while Magda lusts...In death she finds him to be far more captivating than in life...Chagal wakes-up and bites her...
FINALE ACT 1 - Count von Krolock
Stay with me and you'll know love
And you will love forever
Count von Krolock's vow to Sarah...