Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano by Allen Birnbach Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano by Allen Birnbach

There’s a reason that the sexy ballet Dracula maintains a permanently undead relationship with the Colorado Ballet and keeps coming back every few years: It’s a deliciously good first bite for ballet novices looking for a thrill, but the old-guard audience can appreciate it, too. Based on the original Bram Stoker yarn, with choreography by Michael Pink and Philip Feeney’s music performed by a live orchestra, Dracula will simultaneously fill the house and sate Denver’s desire for elegant adult entertainment. “The story is easy to follow, the sets are grand, the costumes are lavish and the music is enthralling,” adds Colorado Ballet artistic director Gil Boggs. Dracula premieres at 7:30 p.m. Friday, October 6, and runs on selected dates through October 15 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Get a complete schedule and tickets, ranging from $30 to $155, at coloradoballet.org or 303-837-8888, extension 2.
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