September 04, 2019

Dracula, the Musical opens Friday the 13th!

PR Photo for Dracula, the Musical PR Photo for Dracula, the Musical Photography by Todd Collins

We open the 2019-20 with Frank Wildhorn’s Dracula, the Musical, a thrilling drama of suspense and unrequited love that will bring the undead to life. Directed and Choreographed by Musical Theatre Program Head Denny Berry, the production runs Sept.13-22 at the Marriott Center for Dance, 330 S. 1500 E. ASL interpreted performance on Sept. 21 at 2:00 p.m. 

Dracula, the Musical is a thrilling drama of suspense and a Gothic romance of dreamlike temptation based on the world-famous novel by Bram Stoker, from the extraordinary team of Christopher Hampton, Don Black, and Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde, The Civil War). Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, the story follows Count Dracula played by Musical Theatre Program senior Chase Quinn, as he lusts for new blood from Transylvania to England. Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray fall victim to Dracula's unnatural charm, and along with Doctor Van Helsing, must fight Dracula's supernatural powers.

The talented cast includes members of the Musical Theatre Program including Talia Heiss as Mina Murray, Hayley Cassity as Lucy Westenra, and Matthew Rudolph as Johnathan Harker. International Pianist and Music Director, Alex Marshall conducts the hauntingly beautiful score on the set designed by Rachael Harned with lighting design by School of Dance Associate Professor, Cole Adams.