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The Charles Building 308 E. Main Street Downtown Johnson City
The City Youth Ballet brings “ballet with a bite” to the Halloween season with its staging of Dracula set for 8 p.m. November 5 and 6 at The Charles Building in downtown Johnson City. This rendition of Bram Stoker’s classic story of horror and passion features impeccable pas de deux , partner dances, along with haunting sets and costumes, and even humor set among the menacing vampires and gypsies who grace the 19th-century stage. The entire cast are local artists and the senior and junior dancers of the CYB. Choreography has been led by Thom Blessing, a guest instructor, Susan Pace-White, CYB’s artistic director, and Sarah Sims, associate director. Dracula is the story of repressed Count Dracula who seeks to avenge his wife’s death by tormenting an Eastern European town, especially its local real estate broker, Jonathon Harker, his fiancé, Mina, and her friend, Lucy. As Dracula stalks the townspeople, they turn on him in a riveting climax. General admission tickets are available at the door for $10 each. The Charles is located 308 E. Main St., in downtown Johnson City, across from Hands On! Museum. For more information, visit www.cityyouthballet.org or call 423-434-2195.