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MainStage Academy of Dance’s ‘Dracula’ levitates onto the Oconomowoc Arts Center stage

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 2:00 pm

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MainStage Academy of Dance’s ‘Dracula’ levitates onto the Oconomowoc Arts Center stage

 

 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – Just in time for the Halloween season, MainStage Academy of Dance in conjunction with BrayBallet Company, presents “Dracula” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, on the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage.

     Artistic director Eddy Bray has transformed the oft-told tale of “Dracula” into an elaborately-staged ballet production that audiences can truly sink their teeth into.

     To help conjure the reimagined spirit behind the mysticism of “Dracula,” the production will cast a spell on its audience by incorporating magical special effects, amazing choreography, new costumes, and a few surprises hidden in the shadows.

     “My first interpretation of ‘Dracula’ was brought to life on the OAC stage two years ago. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to interpret this immortal story through the art of dance once again. We will have a cast of more than 25 dancers, so we can further develop characters, deepen the storyline, and create new choreography,” explained Bray.

     The iconic roles of “Dracula” will feature principal artists and trainees of the BrayBallet Company, including Samuel Huberty as Dracula, Jordan Curtin as Mina Murray, Lauren Thompson as Lucy Westenra, Alex Vrba as Johnathan Harker, and Joseph Huberty as Dr. Van Helsing.

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     This isn’t the first time MainStage Academy of Dance has sprinkled a little magic onto the OAC’s Main Stage. The annual production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker” has become a holiday tradition in the Lake Country area and returns in December.

     “In this year’s production, I tried to retain the frightening aspects of Bram Stoker’s novel, choosing to combine spooky with a touch of darkness. My goal is still to provide old-fashioned entertainment the whole family can enjoy. While leading roles will be cast by the principle dancers, the spotlight will be equally shared with the younger, up-coming dancers,” Bray added.

     The production is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Audience members are invited to attend the ballet in costume. After the production, there will be a costume contest on the OAC’s Main Stage.

 

Tickets

     Reserved seating tickets for “Dracula” are $24 for adults and college students, and $18 for high school students and younger and military personnel (with ID). For more information about MainStage Academy of Dance, visit www.wedancemainstage.com.

     The OAC’s box office is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. In addition, the box office is open 90 minutes prior to events.

     The Oconomowoc Arts Center is located at 641 East Forest St. and is part of the Oconomowoc Area School District. For more information, call the OAC Box Office at 262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net.

Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E Forest St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066

Event Details

MainStage Academy of Dance’s ‘Dracula’ levitates onto the Oconomowoc Arts Center stage

 

 

Oconomowoc, Wisconsin – Just in time for the Halloween season, MainStage Academy of Dance in conjunction with BrayBallet Company, presents “Dracula” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6, on the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage.

     Artistic director Eddy Bray has transformed the oft-told tale of “Dracula” into an elaborately-staged ballet production that audiences can truly sink their teeth into.

     To help conjure the reimagined spirit behind the mysticism of “Dracula,” the production will cast a spell on its audience by incorporating magical special effects, amazing choreography, new costumes, and a few surprises hidden in the shadows.

     “My first interpretation of ‘Dracula’ was brought to life on the OAC stage two years ago. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to interpret this immortal story through the art of dance once again. We will have a cast of more than 25 dancers, so we can further develop characters, deepen the storyline, and create new choreography,” explained Bray.

     The iconic roles of “Dracula” will feature principal artists and trainees of the BrayBallet Company, including Samuel Huberty as Dracula, Jordan Curtin as Mina Murray, Lauren Thompson as Lucy Westenra, Alex Vrba as Johnathan Harker, and Joseph Huberty as Dr. Van Helsing.

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     This isn’t the first time MainStage Academy of Dance has sprinkled a little magic onto the OAC’s Main Stage. The annual production of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker” has become a holiday tradition in the Lake Country area and returns in December.

     “In this year’s production, I tried to retain the frightening aspects of Bram Stoker’s novel, choosing to combine spooky with a touch of darkness. My goal is still to provide old-fashioned entertainment the whole family can enjoy. While leading roles will be cast by the principle dancers, the spotlight will be equally shared with the younger, up-coming dancers,” Bray added.

     The production is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. Audience members are invited to attend the ballet in costume. After the production, there will be a costume contest on the OAC’s Main Stage.

 

Tickets

     Reserved seating tickets for “Dracula” are $24 for adults and college students, and $18 for high school students and younger and military personnel (with ID). For more information about MainStage Academy of Dance, visit www.wedancemainstage.com.

     The OAC’s box office is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. In addition, the box office is open 90 minutes prior to events.

     The Oconomowoc Arts Center is located at 641 East Forest St. and is part of the Oconomowoc Area School District. For more information, call the OAC Box Office at 262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net.

 

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