Colorado Ballet will open the 2017/2018 season with the crowd-favorite Dracula, October 6-15, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
“Dracula continues to be one of our most popular productions because it features a beloved, spine-tingling story with seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “The story is easy to follow, the sets are grand, the costumes are lavish and the music is enthralling. These elements coupled with Pink’s sensual choreography makes audiences feel like they are part of the action. I encourage you to stock up on garlic and sink your teeth into this ballet full of terrifying excitement!”
Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic romantic horror, Dracula tells the story of Jonathan Harker, who travels to Transylvania to do business with the infamous Count Dracula. During his visit, Harker is driven mad by the Count and his vampires and returns home. Dracula becomes enamored with Harker’s fiancée Mina and he travels to England to pursue her. As soon as he arrives in England, Dracula seduces Mina’s friend Lucy and he changes her into one of the undead. Dr. Van Helsing and Lucy’s suitors fail to capture Dracula, which enables him to capture Mina. The men follow Dracula into a crypt to stop him. Only daylight and a stake through his heart can stop him from taking Mina as his own.
Performance dates and times:
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Dracula contains mature content and is not recommended for children ages 12 or younger. The total run time is 2 hours and 24 minutes, which includes two 20 minute intermissions.
Ticket prices range from $30 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
Dracula is presented by MidFirst Bank.
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