Missoula, MT – Missoula Community Theatre opens their season on October 21 with “Dracula.” “It’s a great show for Missoula,” says director TJ Charlson, “There’s such a wide range of talents onstage. We have everyone from Hollywood actors to people who have never been onstage before. It’s a true cross-section of Missoula performers.”
The story begins as young Lucy Seward (Andrea Asta) is strangely listless ever since the arrival of her unusual neighbor Count Dracula (Howard Kingston). Dr. Seward’s sanitorium patients have been agitated as well, and even the well-known specialist Dr. Van Helsing (Alan Gelman) cannot explain what has happened.
Based on the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker and adapted to the stage by Hamilton Deane in 1924, this well-known vampire story is set in Victorian-era England. The novel has been a major influence on the popularity of vampires since its release, leading to countless film and stage adaptations of the story. “This show is different because it challenges peoples’ expectations of what they think vampires are. This isn’t ‘True Blood’ or ‘Twilight,’ it’s the original story that put vampires into the public mind,” said Charlson.
Guaranteed to bring shivers to the audience, “Dracula” performances are October 21-30 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices range from $17 to $21, are available by phone at (406) 728-7529, online at www.mctinc.org, or in person at 200 North Adams Street, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on performance dates one hour prior to show time.
Media contact: Amy Farrington (406) 728-1911