ROXEY BALLET CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH "DRACULA"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Artistic Director Mark Roxey

609-397-7616 | Info@roxeyballet.org

ROXEY BALLET CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH "DRACULA"

LAMBERTVILLE, NJ (September 12, 2019) –Kicking off its 26th season, Roxey Ballet stages its dance adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" on October 8, October 18-20 and October 25- 27 Roxey Ballet's "Dracula" interprets Stoker's famed horror story through a complete sensory experience of movement, music and spoken word with pyrotechnic, sound and lighting effects. Showcasing 16 world class professional artists, the performances take place both at The Jim Wise Theater on the Campus of NJIT in Newark, NJ on October 8, 2019 and at the intimate, Canal Studio Theater in Lambertville, NJ.

"We're so excited to celebrate our Halloween tradition in Lambertville with 10 thrilling performances of our popular Dracula ballet," said Mark Roxey, Founding Director of Roxey Ballet. "This production is not for the faint-of-heart but is appropriate for kids 7up and adults alike. The small venue combined with bone-chilling music and multi-media effects draws the audience deeply into 18th century England and the spooktacular story crafted by our world-class artists. The experience is like watching a silent movie, until you scream"

Mark Roxey's original choreography, set to a collage of music and sound effects by David Hanoman, costumes by Alicia Worden, lighting by Jeffrey Goldstein, and set designs by Tom Rowe & Lisa McMillan, follows Stoker's classic vampire tale. The audience comes face-to-face with all the notorious characters: the unwary Renfield who accidentally falls victim to Dracula on his way to the opera; the lovely, easily-seduced Lucy; and Dr. Van Helsing who leads the attack to rescue Lucy and others fallen prey to the vampires.

Performances take place at the Jim Wise Theater on the Campus of NJIT in Newark, NJ on October 8 at 7:00 p.m. and the Canal Studio Theater, 243 North Union Street in Lambertville, New Jersey on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and Halloween weekend on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m..; Saturday, October 26 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

General admission seating may be purchased online at www.RoxeyBallet.org or by phone at (609) 397-7616. Tickets cost Tickets $38-$41 in Advance | $42-$45 at the Door

. There are special rates for students, seniors and disabled. The audience is encouraged to come in Halloween costume. Parental discretion is advised.

MISSION: Roxey Ballet is a world-class, all-inclusive contemporary ballet company that uses dance to build community and cultural bridges. The company maintains a full schedule of local, national, and international touring. Roxey Ballet was incorporated in 1995 as a New Jersey non-profit organization whose mission is to deliver artistic and cultural excellence through professional dance performances, residencies, educational programs, workshops, and master classes. The company takes pride in its multicultural and all-inclusive organization, fostering a creative environment of growth for all. Roxey Ballet is fully accessible to those with disabilities. Its unique and diverse works, elevating tradition to the next level, are inspirational to audiences and artists alike. Access to high-quality dance performance and education is paramount. Roxey Ballet's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The Kennedy Center, VSA: The International Organization on Arts and Disability, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospitals, Merck Foundation, Bunbury Foundation, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Cultural Trust of New Jersey and individuals and businesses.

Press images, cast biographies, interviews and media access to rehearsals are available upon request at info@roxeyballet.org or by calling (609) 397-7616.

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