Home Arts-Entertainment Things to do 'DRACULA' TO EMERGE, TRYOUTS SET FOR NEXT SHOW



In the world of live theater, work is often under way on more than one production at a time. What's happening at the moment with Pistarckle Theater is a good example.
Rehearsals are well under way for the coming production of "Dracula," which opens the 1999-2000 season on Oct. 28 for a run that spans the Halloween weekend plus Nov. 5 and 6.
Meantime, there's a casting call this weekend for the not-for-profit company's next undertaking, "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever."
This holiday season play will require the onstage talents of boys, girls, men and women, as well as support from a stage manager, properties assistant, costumers, technical crew members and ushers. Tryouts for youngsters ages 5 to 13 are Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the main building at American Yacht Harbor; those for adults are Sunday, same time and place.
To be directed by Pamela New, the holiday season family show will be presented in the Coral World amphitheater on Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 9-11, and Friday through Sunday, Dec. 17-19.
Meantime, "Dracula" returns to life in island style with a "pay as you can" opening night on Thursday, Oct. 28, again in the Coral World amphitheater. The remainder of the performances are on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 29-31, and Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, with "corporate rate" discounts available.
Pistarckle stalwart Trudy Tucker is directing this Crane Johnson adaptation of the Bram Stoke classic horror story. Gino Skoff has the role of the legendary neck romancer. Also in the cast are Christina Harper as Prof. Van Helsing; Michael Burton as Dr. Seward; Amy Huentelman at Lucy, the professor's fiancee; Gregory Fowler as the insect-loving Renfield; Dee Warren as Lucy's aunt, Mrs. Harker; and Dena Benson Elliott as the wary maid, Abigail. Harper and Huentelman are Pistarckle veterans; the others are making their debuts with the company.
For "Dracula" reservations and further information about "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" auditions, call 775-7877.


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