2018-10-05 / Arts & Entertainment

Columbia City Ballet’s Dracula makes haunting return

Contributed by Columbia City Ballet

County Dracula County Dracula Count Dracula continues his seductive reign of terror with his Brides of Darkness with the 23rd annual performance of Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, appearing on the Koger Center Stage Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27.

Based on Bram Stoker’s classic, stage winning novel, Dracula is Columbia’s Halloween “must-see” dance favorite which will be haunting Columbia’s Koger Center for two spooktacular performances that drip with suspense— and even more blood. The eerie, ghoulish performance choreographed by executive and artistic director William Starrett, is packed with spine-chilling effects, seductive costumes, and gripping choreography.

Along with Starrett’s addition of new music and special effects for this year’s performance, Columbia City Ballet’s new technical director, Bobby Milik, will be making his debut.

Columbia City Ballet presents Dracula: Ballet with a Bite at the Koger Center for the Arts Friday, October 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. The annual costume contest will be held during the Saturday performance, with many popular prizes including a $100 cash prize.

Tickets can be purchased at www.kogercenterforthearts.com, by calling 803-251-2222, or in person at the box office. A special discounted price of $11 per ticket is offered to all students with a valid student ID at the Koger Center Friday, October 27, only.

Following the Friday performance, Columbia City Ballet will host its third annual Gala with a Bite: Dracula’s Dungeon at the Loft space of the Columbia Museum of Art, 1515 Main Street, beginning at 9 p.m. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the educational outreach programs as well as the preservation of performance sets and costumes.

Cocktail attire is suggested, with costumes and masks strongly encouraged.

For more information on tickets and the performance, visit www.columbiacityballet.com.

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