Just in time for Halloween, Woodbury Ballet Theatre presents Dracula at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, on Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $48, $38, and $28 and can be purchased by phone at 203-346-2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org, or at the Box Office, 100 East Main Street in Waterbury.Based on Bram Stokers chilling story of good, evil, romance, seduction and sacrifice, the hauntingly beautiful ballet features a deliciously dangerous musical score that will have audiences on the edge of their seat and biting for more.
Directors Randyl Errica and Justin Sherwood have recreated this ballet to reflect the age-old theme of good and evil. After researching books, films, and anthologies, the issue of human verses monster became very clear to them in many different portrayals of Dracula. As a vampire, his survival is intertwined with evil as his necessity to remain in existence can only be satisfied by the extraction of life from goodness. This ballet delineates Dracula’s innate romantic side through his passion and love for Mina that encompassed him for 2000 years. The life-line of “goodness” is choreographed through the continuous return of the “Mourners,” women in black grieving the loss of humanity in Dracula, while searching for the white light of spirituality and the release of the monster.
After the performance, the Woodbury Ballet and the Arts and Culture Collaborative of Greater Waterbury will host a post-show champagne reception fundraiser in the mezzanine lobby for an additional $22. A bottle of Vampire Wine will be complimentary with the purchase of a VIP ticket.
About Woodbury Ballet
The Woodbury Academy was founded in 1979, by Artistic Director, Randyl Errica as a quality dance school dedicated to training young area students in the art of ballet. In 1999, Ms. Errica created The Woodbury Ballet Company, to perform and showcase her many originally choreographed works as well as numerous classical pieces.
The Woodbury Ballet Company has performed at numerous venues throughout the state including: The Garde Theater in New London, The Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center in Hartford, The Palace Theater in Waterbury, The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, and several other stages throughout Connecticut.