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Dracula

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  • From: October 27, 2017 - October 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
  • Address: 719 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3508
  • Times: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $28+
  • 412-456-6666

Over Halloween weekend, PBT brings back the deliciously spine-chilling Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel – the grandfather of all vampire dramas. Dissatisfied with his bevy of undead brides, Count Dracula fixates on Svetlana, a young girl on the cusp of engagement, to satiate his thirst for fresh blood. A haunting score by Franz Liszt builds suspense while scenic designer Thomas Boyd’s fastidious studies of Balkan and Romanian architecture add authenticity to the 19th-century Transylvanian setting. The dancing also has teeth, with levitation, flying and pyrotechnics that make the choreography even more climactic. At the time of its premiere, the New York Times described it as a “spectacle of an order ballet audiences seldom see today.”

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