THE HAUNTED HOTEL
Book and Lyrics by Joanne Sydney Lessner
Music and Lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum
A dysfunctional British family of adult siblings travels to Venice to investigate the mysterious death of their brother, Lord Montbarry. The prime suspect: his widow, the infamous Countess Narona, who became wealthy as a result of his demise. Once inside the palazzo where Montbarry died, the family members endure insomnia, nightmares, and horrific ghostly visions before the shocking secrets of the Haunted Hotel are finally revealed. A tuneful, playfully macabre score and a gripping, pulse-pounding narrative contribute to this gothic musical thriller.
Commissioned by The Signature Theatre, Arlington, VA
Workshop, March 1, 2014