What do Pot Roasts and Dracula have in common? Find out as Indian Valley Theatre presents ‘Dracula: the Musical?’ this Friday and Saturday Oct. 22nd and 23rd at 7:30pm and 2pm on Sunday, Oct. 24th. Come meet IVT’s resident Vampire and all the other cast members of this very humorous musical at the Historic Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich and have all your questions answered. Enjoy music, dance and laughter in this version of Bram Stoker’s classic horror story.
This week IVT would like to complete their weekly spotlight on members of the ‘Dracula’ cast by introducing Darren Whaley and Kyle Carr.
The role of Dracula is played by Darren Whaley who lives in Newark with his wife Linda and their menagerie of fur children. Darren’s first production with IVT was ‘Wizard of Oz’ in 2015. He has appeared in 7 other stage productions and 3 Melodramas with IVT. He most recently was cast in ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ which unfortunately was never performed live due to the Pandemic. He has also appeared in ‘Don’t Hug Me’ and ‘Don’t Hug Me – County Fair’. Darren has contributed his expertise to the lighting and sound technical crews for many shows. When not on stage, he is a Quality Manager for a local Manufacturing Company. Darren loves the genre of Dracula and the musical aspect really intrigued him. He is thrilled to be back on stage after so many months in hiatus. He is particularly thankful to all the IVT patrons who have endured the Pandemic and are ready to resume attending local theatre productions
Director Kyle Carr will also be performing the role of Dr. Van Helsing; doing double duty. Kyle is newly married to Caitlin and they make their home in Sandwich. Kyle has previously been seen in IVT Melodramas at the Sandwich Fair, and ‘We the People’ in 2014. He was also Assistant Director for ‘A Twisted Christmas Carol’ in 2019 and Directed a Virtual Performance of ‘To: Mrs. Claus’ during the Pandemic Shutdown. He is an English teacher with the Kishwaukee Education Consortium in Malta. He has loved theatre since high school when he performed in ‘Seussical the Musical’ and ‘It’s A Wonderful Christmas’ at the Riverside Church in Peoria. Kyle is ever thankful to his friend Alex for pushing him to become involved in theatre and his wife Caitlin for being there at every twist and turn.
Purchase your tickets for ‘Dracula: the Musical?’ today at http://indianvalleytheatre.com; $16 in advance plus cc fees or $18 at the door. Indian Valley Theatre season tickets are also available. The Box Office will open 1 hour before showtime.
For more information about Indian Valley Theatre, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and for information about ‘Dracula: the Musical?’ contact Director Kyle Carr at email@example.com. Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois Not-for-Profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.
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