Spooky Live Theater for Halloween - by Alexa Chipman
Count Dracula October 5 – 27•
Ted Tiller’s melodramatic adaptation of Count Dracula is coming to Russian River Hall, mixing cheeky 1930s flirtation with a sinister Gothic tone. Mark Gregory is a “stunning” Dracula, according to director Nadja Masura. He is able to control mortals with a powerful gaze of authority, keeping the otherwise innocent Mina (Yalana Segal) enthralled.
The classic hero, Jonathan(Peter Rogers), is determined to save his fiancé from the vampire’s fiendish clutches.
This Halloween treat is appropriate for children over ten years of age, and includes clever special effects built into the set design by Jake Hamlin, which “pushes the limits with what we can do on stage” Masura teases. The cast has been using an “inside-out” rehearsal technique, delving for the core feeling of a scene, then working on manifesting it to the audience. The director assures that the ensemble has been “receptive to the method and it’s paying off.”
Curtain Call Theater’s Count Dracula is a diverting theater experience for the whole family. Audience costumes encouraged October 6, 13.
Friday/Saturday at 8p, Sunday at 3p
The Rocky Horror Show October 12 – November 3•
Are you ready to “Do the Time Warp Again” with 6th Street Playhouse? Join the splashy, vibrant cast of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Studio Theater in Santa Rosa for a world of sex and science. Newlyweds are forced by an unexpected storm to seek shelter in an ominous castle filled with eccentric personalities and memorable music.
Costumes and enthusiastic participation are encouraged, but leave the props at home for the actors’ safety. This year, VIP café table seating is available to be up close with Frank ‘n’ Furter (Phillip Percy Williams), Brad (Mark Bradbury) and Janet (Abbey Lee). If you are looking for “adult swim” Halloween festivities, special performances on October 31.
Friday/Saturday at 7:30p
Wednesday at 7:30p & 11p October 31
Thursday at 7:30p Oct 25, Nov 1
Sunday at 2p October 21, 28