Dracula

February 19 – 26, 2022
Keller Auditorium

Love comes in many forms. It’s not always sweet. It can be demanding, consuming, and even a bit… bloodthirsty. Get ready as OBT takes a uniquely Portland approach to the month of love with the premiere of Ben Stevenson’s deliciously spine-chilling Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s 1897 gothic novel of the same title.

Dissatisfied with his bevy of undead brides, Count Dracula fixates on Svetlana, a young girl on the cusp of engagement, to satiate his thirst for fresh blood. Abducted by Dracula’s faithful henchman Renfield, Svetlana is dragged away to the Count’s castle from where she may never escape but for the heroism of her true love, Frederick.

A haunting score by Franz Liszt – performed live by the OBT Orchestra! – sets the tone for this immersive fairy tale, with awe-inspiring theatrics, vampire brides, stunning sets, and exquisite dancing. Dracula will spook and delight young and old alike, and remind us all of the power of true love.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Showtimes & Tickets


Saturday, February 19 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 19 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 20 | 2:00 PM

Friday, February 25 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 26 | 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 26 | 7:30 PM

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Casting

Week 2 Casting

Please note that casting is subject to change.

Friday, February 25 | 7:30 PM

Dracula – Christopher Kaiser
Svetlana – Xuan Cheng
Frederick – Jordan Veit*
Flora – Eva Burton
Renfield – Michael Linsmeier

Saturday, February 26 | 2:00 PM

Dracula – Colby Parsons
Svetlana – Jessica Lind
Frederick – Gustavo Ribeiro
Flora – Hannah Davis
Renfield – Ben Youngstone

Saturday, February 26 | 7:30 PM

Dracula – Christopher Kaiser
Svetlana – Xuan Cheng
Frederick – Jordan Veit*
Flora – Eva Burton
Renfield – Michael Linsmeier

*Jordan Veit is performing courtesy of Ballet West

Week 1 Casting

Saturday, February 19 | 2:00 PM

Dracula – Colby Parsons
Svetlana – Jessica Lind
Frederick – Gustavo Ribeiro
Flora – Hannah Davis
Renfield – Ben Youngstone

Saturday, February 19 | 7:30 PM

Dracula – Christopher Kaiser
Svetlana – Xuan Cheng
Frederick – Brian Simcoe
Flora – Eva Burton
Renfield – Michael Linsmeier

Sunday, February 20 | 2:00 PM

Dracula – Christopher Kaiser
Svetlana – Xuan Cheng
Frederick – Brian Simcoe
Flora – Eva Burton
Renfield – Michael Linsmeier


Program


Videos


Photo Gallery

Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Dracula

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Previews & Reviews

CriticalDance | Dracula: A Sterling Performance

OPB | Even vampires get the blues: One ballet dancer’s pandemic return to an Oregon center stage

KOIN6 Everyday Northwest | Dracula with The Oregon Ballet Theater

Portland Monthly | Oregon Ballet Theatre Prepares to Draw Blood with Dracula

Oregon ArtsWatch | Oregon Ballet Theatre sinks its teeth into Dracula

Pamplin Media Group | Seeing red: Oregon Ballet Theatre presents Dracula

KATU, am northwest | Interview with Peter Franc


Run Time

Run Time

Approximately 2 hours and 22 minutes, including two, 20 minute intermissions.