Atlantic City Ballet’s Halloween Tradition Continues with 'Dracula'

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Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without taking in a performance of Atlantic City Ballet’s “Dracula.” Since 2006, “Dracula” has been mesmerizing audiences with its spell binding choreography, beautiful costumes and captivating music.

This year, "Dracula" returns to the Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City and The Strand Theater in Lakewood.

In the 12 years since its creation, "Dracula" has had only two dancers take on the challenging role. This year, a new dancer will dance the title role making him the 3rd Dracula in AC Ballet history. "Dracula," an original work, choreographed by AC Ballet founder and artistic director, Phyllis Papa, is a full length ballet that has captured audience’s imaginations with hypnotic fascination.

“Despite the image of the main character, AC Ballet’s production is family friendly,” said Papa. “Young and old can enjoy our ballet which follows closely to the Bram Stoker novel.”

Looking for a ballet tradition that equals "Nutcracker," Papa had created "Dracula" in hopes of bringing a younger audience to the ballet. This year audiences are invited to come in costume to the AC performance. A costume parade after the performance will be held and prizes given.

The Atlantic City Ballet will be performing "Dracula" on the following dates: 

Sunday, Oct. 21st at 4:00pm The Strand Theater-Lakewood, NJ Tickets- $35 Orch/Loge, $25 Mezz, $20 Seniors, $15 Students For tickets go to or

Sunday, Oct. 28th at 4:00pm Circus Maximus Theater-Caesars Hotel-Atlantic City, NJ Tickets-$45-Adults $20-Child/Student (18 & under) Senior Discount-15% off (65 and older)

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