October 18, 2014 – October 19, 2014 all-day
Hillsborough Community College Mainstage Theatre
1206 North Park Road
Plant City, FL 33563
$15-25 USD

dracula-posterDracula will be starring Nathaniel Reyes as Count Dracula, Carolyn Rose as Whilhelmina “Mina” Murray, Amanda Ciotuszynski as Lucy Westerna, and Tyler Anderson as Johnathan Harker. Rose, Ciotuszynski, and Anderson are all members of the company. Reyes is an apprentice to the company.

Dracula is a 3 act ballet and will be based off the 1897 gothic horror book by Bram Stoker. The music chosen to accompany the ballet is various works by composer Wojciech Kilar, the composer of the 1992 movie of Dracula. The story of Dracula follows Johnathan Harker, Mina Murray, and Lucy Westerna in their horrifying encounters with wolves, vampires, and the count himself. Dracula is a disturbing and sensual story about love, death, and the undead.

It is very important to me to tell the original story, the way it was meant to be told,” states Artistic Director and Choreographer of Dracula, Lindsay Clark, “because I have no right to change this wonderful work of art. I respect Stroker as an artist and his original story as a work of art.”

Tampa Ballet Theatre is a non-profit professional ballet company in the Tampa Bay Area and has been since 2012. The mission of the Tampa Ballet Theatre is to educate, entertain, and broaden the outlook of the community through the world of classical and contemporary ballet. The company prides itself in preserving the classical masterpieces of previous centuries while creating new contemporary and classical productions for the Greater Tampa Bay area. Tampa Ballet Theatre engages itself in community functions to help give back to the community through the art of ballet and lending a structural support for the arts. Tampa Ballet Theatre is affiliated with its school, Tampa Bay Ballet where students receive pre-professional training from some of the best professionals in the Tampa Bay area.

“So excited to be a part of the Tampa Bay Ballet family,” States Sarah Giles, Student of Tampa Bay Ballet and a dancer in Tampa Ballet Theatre’s Dracula, “[We are] looking forward to a wonderful performance!”

Tampa Ballet Theatre’s Dracula will be an exciting addition to their repertoire. The two show dates are expected to sell out fast, so guests are asked to buy tickets early for both the Saturday, October 18th at 8:00pm and Sunday October 19th at 6:00pm performances. The performances will take place at the Hillsborough Community College’s Mainstage Theatre at the corner of E Palm Ave and N 14th Street in Ybor City. The house opens 20 minutes before the show time; arrive early. Adult tickets are $25 per ticket, Senior tickets are $20 per ticket, and Children and College Student, with current and valid ID, tickets are $15 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Tampa Bay Ballet studio, online at www.tampabayballet.com or www.www.tampaballettheatre.org, at the theatre, or by calling 813-814-0587. Ticket prices are subject to change.