Whether you're a full-on balletomane or you're just looking for a new way to celebrate Halloween this year, Orlando Ballet's production of Dracula
should be on your radar.
Hard-core ballet fans will already know that choreographer Michael Pink's version of Bram Stoker's vampire story is full of thrills, chills and plenty of blood spilled, but if you don't know a battement
from a baseball bat, you're in for a serious treat. Take a look at this interview with Pink
in which he discusses the production he created with film director Ken Russell and composer Philip Feeney. The interviewer, a little breathlessly, calls it "a ballet so riveting, so enticing, so frightening and irresistible that you can hardly stand to blink. … It makes you jump in your seat, fearfully cling to the stranger sitting next to you and howl with terrified delight."
Sounds like a nice alternative – or addition? – to Halloween Horror Nights
. Check out a clip from Atlanta Ballet's 2013 production below.
Tickets for Orlando Ballet's performance of Michael Pink's Dracula
go on sale at 10 a.m. today (Friday, Aug. 19) for performances Oct. 28, 29 and 30
. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at drphillipscenter.org, by calling 844-513-2014 or by visiting their box office downtown at 445 S. Magnolia Ave. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or noon and 4 p.m. Saturday.