October 5, 2022

Roxey Ballet’s “Dracula”Is More Than Just Dance

VAMPIRE ALERT: Roxey Ballet’s “Dracula” is back for several performances in New Hope, Pa., complete with sound and lighting effects accompanying Mark Roxey’s choreography.

Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula October 21-30 at the Mill Ballet Event Center, 46 North Sugan Road, New Hope, Pa. Several of the performances will be live streamed.

The ballet interprets Stoker’s famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music, and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound, and lighting effects.

“We’re so excited to celebrate our Halloween tradition in Lambertville with 10 thrilling performances of our popular Dracula ballet,” said Mark Roxey, founding director of Roxey Ballet. “This production is not for the faint of heart, but is appropriate for kids 7 and up and adults alike. The small venue combined with bone-chilling music and multi-media effects draws the audience deeply into 18th century England and the spooktacular story crafted by our world-class artists. The experience is like watching a silent movie, until you scream.”

Roxey’s original choreography is set to a collage of music and sound effects by David Hanoman. Costumes by Alicia Worden and set designs by Tom Rowe and Lisa McMillan follow Stoker’s classic vampire tale.

For dates, times, and tickets, which range from $45-$48 in advance or $50 at the door, visit Roxeyballet.org. Special rates are available for students, seniors, and the disabled. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume. Parental discretion is advised.