The return of Milwaukee Ballet's "Dracula" is not your typical haunted house, Halloween fare. It's so much better, and more sophisticated, than that. And if you're new to ballet, it's an exciting intro to complex stories communicated without words.
The word "breathless" is thrown about pretty easily when people describe an experience they have had at a performing arts event. It left me "breathless." Everyone around me was "breathless." This was an absolutely "breathless" production. The word has been used so often that it has lost some of its punch. That is until you get a chance to see the Milwaukee Ballet's Halloween production of "Dracula" that opened at the Marcus Center Thursday night.
How about Dracula as sex -symbol? That is part of what's in store for audiences when Milwaukee Ballet opens a run of Michael Pink's world famous production of "Dracula." Oct. 22 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
The 2011-12 season was one of the Milwaukee Ballet's most successful fiscal years to date, the organization announced last night.
The title character in the Milwaukee Ballet's "Dracula" doesn't look like Bram Stoker's character. With long, pale hair and a thin, sinewy body, Douglas McCubbin looks more like Riff Raff from "Rocky Horror Picture Show," but he makes it work.