Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe


Celebrating its 15 year anniversary Nevermore returns to the stage May 6 to June 4, 2023, presented by Vertigo Theatre.

The original cast  (Shannon Blanchet, Sheldon Elter, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Vanessa Sabourin, and Scott Shpleley) reunites to bring Catalyst’s signature show back to life.

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Delightfully dark, heartbreakingly comic, playfully perverse, beautiful and grotesque, Nevermore – The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical fairytale for adults. The line between fact and fiction in this tale is slim, dreams function as reality – and just like in Poe’s work life and death are blurry. Bizarrely beautiful and wonderfully witty, Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister.”

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The Libretto, Vocal Score, Piano/Vocal Score, and Live/Video Archival are available for purchase through Playscripts.  Further licensing info available here.

The soundtrack is available through Broadway Records. It is also available on iTunes and through Amazon.

Remixes by DJ Julian Marsh also available through. Check out The Raven and Israfel.



“Exquisitely stylish…. a gothic fantasia!”

– New York Times

“The play is a visual feast… You will probably never see anything like this again. It’s extraordinary.”

– Woman around town (NYC)

Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics - Jonathan Christenson

Director - Jonathan Christenson

Set, Lighting & Costume Designer - Bretta Gerecke

Choreographer - Laura Krewski

Sound Designer - Wade Staples

Music Producer - Matthew Skopyk

Voice, Text & Speech Director - Betty Moulton

Repetiteur - David Wilson

“This production will stay with you long after this creepy holiday weekend has passed… “

– New York Theatre

“4 stars!”

– London Telegraph