Manassas Ballet Presents ‘Dracula’

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments | Arts & Entertainment

Photo submitted by Beth Rose Luna

Manassas Ballet Theatre presents the supernatural thriller, drama and fright-fest “Dracula,” with performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center Saturday Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 27 at 3 p.m.

“This unique professional ballet production has it all- blood-thirsty vampire stalking the beautiful Mina, Lucy, her three suitors and her spiral downward into the life of a vampire,” said spokesperson Beth Rose Luna.

Fans of Bram Stoker’s classic novel will recognize other “Dracula” staples such as his three seductively evil wives and other characters from the novel. They should also expect the ballet to keep them on the edge of their seats as it explores whether Mina can resist Dracula’s thrall or whether she follows in Lucy’s footsteps to join the legions of the undead.

“Dracula” has been choreographed by Vadim Slatvitskiy, a native Russian in his eighth year working with the Manassas Ballet Theatre. D.C.’s own Kim Reynold’s band provides the accompanying music, offsetting the traditional expectations audiences typically bring to the ballet.

For those who know the story of the infamous Count, the ballet offers a new spin on a Halloween favorite not to be missed.

As Luna explained with all “the drama, the grace” that accompanies a ballet, it is “the story of Dracula brought to life in dance by the only professional ballet company in Northern Virginia, Manassas Ballet Theatre.”

For tickets starting as low as $25.00, and additional information on Manassas Ballet Theatre and its affiliated academy, readers can visit

About Manassas Ballet Theatre

Manassas Ballet Theatre is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1983. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Northern Virginia by providing accessible and affordable professional ballet performances, educational outreach to the community and the highest level of training to the serious student.


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