Following the lead of movies, TV shows, and novels, Texas Ballet Theater revives Dracula this weekend –– just in time for Halloween.
Opening TBT’s season in Fort Worth, the blockbuster will darken Bass Hall five times, every performance featuring the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Moricz.
The company completed a two-week run in Dallas last month, performing in the Winspear Opera House with the Dallas Symphony in the pit.
Choreographed by TBT artistic director Ben Stevenson in 1997 for the Houston Ballet, Dracula has since been seen in cities around the world. Set to music by Franz Liszt arranged by John Lanchbery, it last appeared in Fort Worth in 2012. Alexander Kotolenets will dance the opening-night Count, with Carolyn Judson and Angela Kenny as his love/lust interests.
The original scenery was designed by Tom Boyd, then a resident artist with the Houston Ballet, and the costumes by Judanna Lynn.
Dracula travels to the Alberta Ballet in Canada next season to help celebrate that company’s 25th anniversary. –– Leonard Eureka
Texas Ballet Theater’s Dracula
Fri-Sun at Bass Performance Hall, 555 Commerce St, FW. Tickets are $15-140. Call 817-731-0726.