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Atlantic City Ballet To Perform Dracula In Lakewood and Atlantic City

originally published: 10/11/2017

Atlantic City Ballet To Perform Dracula In Lakewood and Atlantic City

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without taking in a performance of Atlantic City Ballet’s Dracula. Since 2006, Dracula has been mesmerizing audiences with its spell binding choreography, beautiful costumes and captivating music. This year Dracula heads to The Strand Theater in Lakewood on October 28 and returns to the Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City on October 29.

Dracula, an original work, choreographed by Founder and Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, is a full length ballet that has captured audience’s imaginations with hypnotic fascination. “Despite the image of the main character, AC Ballet’s production is family friendly,” says Phyllis Papa. “Young and old can enjoy our ballet which follows closely to the Bram Stoker novel”

Looking for a ballet tradition that equals Nutcracker, Phyllis Papa created Dracula in hopes of bringing a younger audience to the ballet. This year audiences are invited to come in costume to both the Atlantic City and Lakewood performances. A costume parade after the performance will be held and prizes given.

Performances are on Saturday, October 28 at 7:00pm at The Strand Theater in Lakewood and Sunday, October 29 at 4:30pm at Circus Maximus Theater inside Caesar's Hotel in Atlantic City.

Founded in 1982, by International Ballerina, Phyllis Papa, the Atlantic City Ballet is comprised of culturally diverse professional dancers from around the world that have earned national acclaim for their technical expertise and exuberant stage presence. Although their home base is in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the Ballet has performed in theaters all along the east coast. Their repertoire of original works includes such classics as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake but Ms. Papa is most known for her innovative works such as Dracula, Caught Up In The Swing and her full length Carmen. Since its establishment, the Atlantic City Ballet has served as one of the cultural treasures of New Jersey and continues a tradition of dance excellence for future generations of ballet audiences.  


 







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Event calendar
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018


MUSIC


ROCKTOPIA: A CLASSICAL REVOLUTION featuring special guest Dee Snider of Twisted Sister @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Rio Mira @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 7:30pm

Collective Soul @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm


THEATRE

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

World Premier of, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL, A Horror of a Play @ Forum Theatre (Metuchen), Metuchen - 7:30pm

The Color Purple @ Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn - 1:30pm and 7:30pm

Black Tom Island @ The 1882 Carriage House, Liberty Hall Museum, Union - 10:30am

*Uncle Vanya, Scenes from a Jersey Life in Four Acts @ Hudson Theatre Works, Weehawken - 8:00pm







KIDS

Crybaby Matinee: The Land Before Time @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am


POETRY

The Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival @ Victoria Theater @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 9:00am

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