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FYI: Gary Taylor’s DRACULA presented by Winston‐Salem Festival Ballet opens Thursday at the Hanesbrands Theatre

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“I have waited for centuries in secrecy and shadows for the return of my beloved. She is here, in this place and I must know her, protect her, love her.”

dracula’s lair

Returning for its sixth year, Gary Taylor’s DRACULA has become a must‐see event for the fall season with shows continuing Friday and Saturday evening. The story is based on the classic tale but with a contemporary twist. Told from the viewpoint of Dracula himself, the story focuses on his undying and timeless love for Mina, a story that expands across centuries of time and travel. See the world through the eyes of Dracula as he searches and finds his one and only love.

Winston‐Salem Festival Ballet is known for presenting “Stories that Move” and Dracula is no exception.

Featuring suspense and surprises set to an original score by Chris Heckman, audience members will be on the edge of their seats from the moment the curtain rises. Performed in the Hanesbrands Black Box Theatre setting, attendees are encompassed by the setting and atmosphere as seeming to join such scenes as Blind Man’s Bluff, The Masked Ball, and Dracula’s Lair.

blind man's bluff
blind man’s bluff

The cast features dancers who many will recognize as well as several new faces. Shadeek Buckins and Julie Cox reprise their lead roles as Dracula and Mina. They are joined this year by Ryan Taylor as Jonathon and Rebecca Downing as Lucy. Andrew Lamar also returns as Lucy’s father. Dracula’s all female vampire cast include Emily Anton, Elizabeth Fowle, India Green, Jessica Fry McAlister and Rachel Taylor. Aiding Jonathon in his efforts to rescue Mina are Michael Baugh, Jakob Pringle, and Brandon Woods.


To learn more about the production and purchase tickets, visit the WSFB website:

Winston‐Salem Festival Ballet presents Gary Taylor’s DRACULA
October 20, 7:30pm Opening Night
October 21, 8pm
October 22, 8pm
Hanesbrands Theater 209 Spruce St N, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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