There’s an unexpected quality to live musical theater—a lead actor might sing in your aisle or an usher could turn out to be Usher. See what happens with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to see California Ballet’s Dracula
- When: Saturday, October 26 at 8 p.m. or Sunday, October 27, at 5:30 p.m.
- Where: San Diego Civic Theatre
- Door time: one hour before showtime with free Pre Performance Lecture available to all ticket holders
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $16 for balcony seating (up to a $36.75 value)
- $26 for rear-mezzanine seating (up to a $46.75 value)
- $36 for rear-orchestra seating (up to a $57.50 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
Due to mature subject matter, this production is not appropriate for children under 8.<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
Staged just in time for Halloween, Dracula brings Bram Stoker’s opus to life by fusing the music of Wagner with gypsy brass. It was originally conceived and choreographed for the company by the late Charles Bennett in 1987, and has since gone on to draw critical acclaim and enjoy numerous productions from coast to coast. Mina Murray, Jonathan Harker, and the vampire-slaying scholar Professor Van Helsing engage the titular ghoul in a deadly dance that incorporates tango and waltz as an undercurrent of unrequited passion runs throughout. In a 1992 interview, Bennett told the Hartford Courant, “It’s basically a love story . . . my assumption is that Dracula certainly falls in love with all these women,” though he makes the classic romantic mistakes of coming on too strong and being an incarnation of pure evil.<p>
Even when a ballet imposes technical challenges and its reputation raises expectations to near-impossible levels, California Ballet's dancers and artists don't shy away. Much of the company's repertoire reads like a 19th-century Top-10 list—Midsummer Night's Dream, Coppelia, Swan Lake—yet it makes each staging uniquely its own, either by revamping the choreography, casting The Nutcracker with upwards of 200 students from its dance school, or creating sets and costumes that would dazzle an "Ooooh" out of a royal guardsman.