Auditions and Show Dates Set for Bram Stoker’s Dracula

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Big Time Players announce auditions for the play, Bram Stoker’s _Dracula_ at The Spire Theater, Monday, September 8th at 7 p.m..  A wide range of performers and backstage crew are needed for this production.  The requirements for auditions are to read a small section from the script and to fill out an audition form stating availability for rehearsals.
Just in time for Halloween, Dracula, adapted by William McNulty, is a blood-soaked retelling of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of Horror.
The play calls for 7 females and 7 males.  Character Descriptions are as follows:

ROBERT RENFLELD, a lunatic of unique appetites and an unfortunate sense of humor.

A MONSTER, a viscous supernatural demon; the shape assumed by Dracula when he isn’t concerned about appearances. Part zombie, part werewolf he loves a good chase and always thirsty.

MINA GRANT, a beautiful undead woman in her late twenties. We will see her in various stages of vampirism.

MARGARET SULLIVAN, Dr. Seward’s loyal assistant.  Irish. Tries to conceal her working class roots with an air of propriety.

ABRAM VAN HELSING, an older man, still in good physical condition, with a razor mind and an intense interest in the supernatural.

DR. THOMAS SEWARD, an intelligent fine young Englishman in his early thirties. The former fiancé of the late Mina Grant.  A deeply caring, vulnerable human being.

COUNT DRACULA, a brute who revels in the pain and suffering he brings to others. Capable of enormous charm and courtly manners when such affectations are called for.

THE BRIDES, three Vampiresses with seductive ways and dire purposes.

THE CHILD, a girl, between 7 & 10. Wears a communion dress.

NORBERT BRIGGS, an attendant at the asylum.  A rough customer; not entirely a brute, but capable of violent behavior when pushed to it

LUCY WESTPHAL, a lovely young Englishwoman.  Externally intelligent and when not being drained of blood on a regular basis, quite vivacious.

JONATHAN HARKER, a young solicitor. Handsome, impetuous, madly in love with Lucy.

The Spire Theater strives to promote diversity, camaraderie, and artistic inspiration. The Big Time Players provide an outlet for local performers to showcase their talents as well as contributing to the vibrant arts and entertainment of our community. For more information about auditions please contact Ylsa Giuffre at (716)450-0989 or visit www.spiretheater.org.