(LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Kicking off the Fall season, Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" on October 21- October 30. Roxey Ballet's "Dracula" interprets Stoker's famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound and lighting effects. Showcasing 16 world class professional artists, the performances take place throughout NJ and at the Mill Ballet Event Center in New Hope, Pa.
"We're so excited to celebrate our Halloween tradition in Lambertville with 10 thrilling performances of our popular Dracula ballet," said Mark Roxey, Founding Director of Roxey Ballet. "This production is not for the faint-of-heart but is appropriate for kids 7up and adults alike. The small venue combined with bone-chilling music and multi-media effects draws the audience deeply into 18th century England and the spooktacular story crafted by our world-class artists. The experience is like watching a silent movie, until you scream".
Mark Roxey's original choreography, set to a collage of music and sound effects by David Hanoman, costumes by Alicia Worden, and set designs by Tom Rowe & Lisa McMillan, follows Stoker's classic vampire tale. The audience comes face-to-face with all the notorious characters: the unwary R.M. Renfield (played by Daniel Rocha) who accidentally falls victim to Dracula (Played by Giovanni Ravelo) on his way to the opera; the lovely, easily-seduced Lucy (Played by Pinja Sinisalo) ; and Dr. Van Helsing (Played by Teryn Trent) who leads the attack to rescue Lucy and others fallen prey to the vampires.
Performances take place both at the Mill Ballet Event Center at 46 North Sugan Rd. New Hope, Pa 18938 and live streamed on Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm; Saturday, October 22 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm; Sunday, October 23 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm; and Halloween weekend on Friday, October 28 at 7:00pm.; Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, October 30 at 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
General admission seating or virtual tickets for the live stream may be purchased online at www.roxeyballet.org or by phone at (609) 397-7616. Tickets cost Tickets $45-$48 in Advance | $50 at the Door. There are special rates for students, seniors and disabled. The audience is encouraged to come in Halloween costume. Parental discretion is advised.