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'Dracula' set to invade Jeslyn this afternoon

Oct. 28, 2012 @ 10:08 AM

HUNTINGTON — There’s a lot of theater shaking going on in Huntington this afternoon from Dracula to the Little Mermaid.
 Get immersed in one of the most beloved Disney classics, “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.,” as First Stage Theatre Company presents the musical based on the beloved animated film.

This is the last performance of this show, which stars more than 50 young performers from high school seniors to elementary school kids, takes place at the Renaissance Theatre, 900 8th St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

 The show’s cast is guided by director Chuck Minsker, music director Mark Smith, choreographer Melissa McGuffin, producer Leslie Porter, Assistant Director Robyn Welch, set construction director Jack Welch, and costume designer Trish Woods.  For more information, visit www.firststagetheatre.org or call 304-416-KIDS.

Also on stage this afternoon, is Curtains Up Players take on the Halloween thriller, “Dracula: The Musical.”

 Directed by Clara Adkins and starring Jon Lamp as Dracula, the Goth romance (set in the Victorian Age in Europe), the musical follows the famed vampire as he lusts for new blood as Dr. Van Helsing (played by Alison Smith) tries to fight his supernatural powers.

  The musical will be performed at the Jeslyn Performing Arts Center at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 as well as 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.

 There will be 2:30 p.m. matinee Nov. 4 as well. Tickets ($15, and $12 students) now available online at www.curtainsupplayers.org