DRACULA

Opera House Arts
At the Stonington Opera House

April 27, 2004

To whom it May Concern,
I am writing to recommend “Dracula The Covenant” for inclusion in your festival. In the summer of 2003 our theater, Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House, was privileged to produce the World Premier of this piece.

We first became interested in the project when the writers, Dodie Pettit and Kevin Gray, performed music from the score at our annual Gala. Our audience was completely spellbound and we were excited by the possibility of contributing to the development of this worthy piece. In the fall, we attended a reading of the entire piece that even further excited us, and within weeks we had decided to find a way to put it up at our theater that summer.

Our theater is small and operates on a small budget but with a seven member cast and a three piece orchestra, we were able to make it a manageable project – a single unit set and minimal effects were enough to create an absolutely magical evening.

The intensity of the story, the romanticism of the music and the opportunity for magnificent singing and rich characterizations made this a perfect show for our audiences and a joy for the actors to perform. And, of course, the well-known story makes this an easy-to-market project.

I cannot say enough about this show. It stands on its own, and I urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase it at your festival.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call me.
Thank you for your consideration,

Sincerely,

Carol Estey
Co-Artistic Director
Stonington Opera House
P.O. Box 56
Stonington ,ME 04681
207-367-2788
ww.operahousearts.org