Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House has announced the world
premiere of an original musical theater, Actors’ Equity production, “Dracula:
The covenant,” in three performances at the Stonington Opera House
from July 11 to 13. The opening night gala to benefit will be Friday,
July11, at 7 PM.
“Dracula: The Covenant,” created by Broadway performers
Dodie Pettit and Kevin Gray, and directed by Opera House Co-Artistic
Director carol Estey, is a highly original, obsessive, theological interpretation
of the classic horror story, according to a new release.
The musical presents the compelling tale f people’s efforts for
survival in a world where each believes they know how best to achieve
that- even Dracula.
“Dodie and Kevin’s original interpretation, score, and lyrics
are so unique and intriguing that the sneak preview they performed last
summer at the Opera House captivated a sold-out audience,” said
Estey in an interview from rehearsals in New York City. “And this
cast is just superb: great voices and acting ability.”
Gray and Pettit’s credits include leading roles in a number of
Broadway shows, including “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Phantom
of the Opera.” “Dracula: The Covenant” stars Gray in
the title role a features Tim Ewing ( National Tour of “Mamma Mia!” plus
TV credits including “Law & Order,” “All My children” and “Guiding
Light”); Michael Hunsaker (TV credits include “ED,” “As
the World Turns” and “All My Children”); and Kate Suber
(“Titanic”, “On the Town”) .
The show will be fully produced, transforming and extending the Opera
House stage and including period costumes from the 1890’s.
Deer Isle students get free admission to “Dracula” with