The Count of Monte Cristo: Musical Info & Synopsis


The Count of Monte Cristo tells the story of Edmond Dantes, a young sailor who is falsely accused of treason by three scheming adversaries. Locked away in prison, Edmond forms an unlikely bond with a fellow prisoner, acquiring knowledge and skills that will transform him into the formidable Count of Monte Cristo, who vows to settle the score with those who wronged him. The Count of Monte Cristo touches on themes of betrayal, redemption, and the pursuit of justice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Contemporary (2009)

Cast Size: 8+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1800s / France

Creative Team

Music: Frank Wildhorn

Lyrics/Book: Jack Murphy

Cast Albums

Original Cast (2009)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


2000s, Based on a Book, Dramatic, Pirates

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