Dracula’s new entertainment experience, Muertos, has exploded live on stage! A tribute to the Mexican Day of the Dead, it’s a wild celebration of living life on the razor’s edge.
Dracula’s latest production, Muertos, opens like an exploding glitter-filled piñata. Audiences must keep up as the show moves at a bone-rattling pace, layering carnival acts, death-defying aerial acrobatics, groin-aching vocals and of course Dracula’s signature comedy. Delivering the ultimate entertainment and live music experience, you’ll fall into a flowery grave of vibrant colours and hip-gyrating flamenco, as the show takes on a life of its own, appearing across five stages, as well as mid-air above the audience.
“Muertos is a surround experience that really draws the audience in,” says show choreographer Adelaide Clark. “We mesh high-energy Latin dance with deliciously macabre variety acts as, let’s face it, sin is in!”
The Mexican theme permeates every part of this iconic Gold Coast venue, including menu, wine list and décor.
“The theatre has been festooned with red carnival lights, skeleton piñatas, fluttering papel picado flags and, of course, a soundtrack that you just have to get up and dance to,” says Adelaide.
The talented cast lineup features crowd favorite Coco Inia Dewar, renowned acrobatic adagio duo Lauren Skapalova and Bray Garcia, señorita deliciosas Amber Dawn-Finch and Sarah Douch, backed by the amazing live music talents of Viola Skyes and Tomi Gray.
For the uninitiated, Dracula’s is a world of nocturnal decadence, with mouth-watering dinner treats and tequila-laced cocktails – presented by waiters with unrestrained lip-service. Muertos packages start at $59 per person for supper club (show-only tickets with optional tapas menu) or $95 per person for a succulent three-course dinner and show experience.
So, what did our haven team members think about it?
“A lover of all things Mexican, Dracula’s didn’t disappoint adding their day of the dead creative to the iconic, local show we all adore. Yes there is cheek (literally), even a flash of boob and whilst we recommend you loosen up with a margarita (okay a few!) you will laugh, dance in your seat and be fully entertained (and well-fed!). The tradition of puppetry at Drax makes an awesome come-back, adding stunning circus acts, great holiday tunes and a talented cast – who’s joy and cheekiness is contagious as they roll out their new show – Muertos!” – Keeley, owner/publisher
“First time to Dracula’s and absolutely loved the show – what’s not to love about a Mexican theme?! The performers here have some real talent! The acts and aerials were brilliant, and the Day of the Dead costume and makeup was done so well. We couldn’t keep our eyes away from the stage. And then the puppetry… a little bit rude (and unexpected, being a Drax newbie) but oh so freaking funny! The whole atmosphere of the bar and the show is addictive and the interactive crew really make it a great night. Washed down with a few O negatives and a chocolate dessert to die for – I’ll be coming back for sure!” – Bec, admin/digital
Muertos, at Dracula’s, runs five days a week, Tuesday to Saturday. Head online for bookings and more information.