With gothic horror and flying vampires, Dracula takes
Halloween to new heights!
Take a bite out of ballet! Enter a world of gothic grandeur in this lavish production. Ben Stevenson’s O.B.E. Dracula is an immersive melodrama that unfolds with awe-inspiring theatrics, vampire brides, stunning sets, and exploding chandeliers. The iconic take is told with drama and sweeping choreography that adds layers of artistry and
entertainment to every element of the production.
Ballet West is back to live with live music, featuring the Ballet West Orchestra!
A “Spectacle…exquisitely beautiful!” – The New York Times
Choreography: Ben Stevenson, O.B.E.
Music: Franz Liszt, in arrangement by John Lanchbery
Scenic Design: Thomas Boyd
Costume Design: Judanna Lynn
Lighting Design: Tony Tucci, adapted from an original design by Tim Hunter
World Premiere: March 13, 1997, Wortham center, Houston, Texas
Utah Premiere: October 21, 2011, Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City, Utah
Run Time: 2hr 26min | 2 Intermissions
Recommended ages 8 and up.
Programs, artists, and performance dates subject to change.
Ballet West Health and Safety Policy
Ballet West places the highest priority on the health and safety of our patrons, dancers, and staff. We are thrilled to welcome back live audiences when our 58th season begins with Dracula on Friday, October 22. For the 2021/22 Season, face masks are required for all attendees, regardless of age or vaccination status. Ballet West reserves the right to change or amend the health policy for performances in the future.
AT THE JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE
|PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE|
|Oct 22||Evening 7:30pm|
|Oct 23||Matinee 2pm|
|Oct 23||Evening 7:30pm|
|Oct 28||Evening 7:30pm|
|Oct 29*||Evening 7:30pm|
|Oct 30||Matinee 2pm|
|Oct 30||Evening 7:30pm|
*JOIN US AFTER THE SHOW
OCT 29 ONLY!
The dancing may be over, but the party has just begun!
Take a bite out of ballet with a performance of Dracula and immediately following the show, join us for a bash fit for the king of the night. Dancing, drinks (including a specialty Halloween cocktail) and a “Best Vampire” costume contest will round out the night. Grab your most Spooktacular wear! You don’t want to miss it.
X96 will be the media sponsor for a pre-Halloween night not to be forgotten.
CASTING – SUBJECT TO CHANGE
FOR THE MOST ACCURATE LIST OF PERFORMERS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE CASTING BOARD IN THE LOBBY.
CAST FOR 10/22, 10/23 MAT, 10/30 EVE
Dracula: Rex Tilton
Flora: Katlyn Addison
Renfield: David Huffmire
Svetlana: Jenna Rae Herrera
Frederick: Jordan Veit
Innkeeper: Tyler Gum
His Wife: Allison DeBona
Old Woman: Beckanne Sisk
Priest: Adrian Fry
CAST FOR 10/23 EVE, 10/29
Dracula: Chase O’Connell
Flora: Emily Adams
Renfield: Joshua Whitehead
Svetlana: Beckanne Sisk
Frederick: Hadriel Diniz
Innkeeper: Jordan Veit
His Wife: Katlyn Addison
Old Woman: Amy Potter
Priest: Rex Tilton
CAST FOR 10/28, 10/30 MAT
Dracula: Adrian Fry
Flora: Allison DeBona
Renfield: Joshua Shutkind
Svetlana: Chelsea Keefer
Frederick: Tyler Gum
Innkeeper: Hadriel Diniz
His Wife: Emily Adams
Old Woman: Jenna Rae Herrera
Priest: Chase O’Connell
Act I: The Crypt of Dracula’s Castle
In the evening, Count Dracula and his wives awaken in their coffins in the crypt of his castle. In order to satisfy the lust of the Count, his most trusted henchman, Renfield, arrives in the coach with Flora, a lovely young gift from the village.
Act II: The Village
The innkeeper and his wife are celebrating with the villagers the eighteenth birthday of their daughter Svetlana. Frederick, a young man from the village, is in love with her and asks the innkeeper for her hand in marriage. At the height of the festivities, Count Dracula, who has been informed of Svetlana’s beauty, arrives to abduct her.
Flora and the other brides await the return of Count Dracula. He enters with Svetlana, who is to become his next bride. At the climax of Svetlana’s imitation, Frederick, accompanied by the priest and the innkeeper, storm into the Count’s bedroom in an attempt to save her.