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“Dracula” Takes A Bite Out Of Beverly

North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly is presenting the American Premiere of the new gothic thriller “Dracula: A CHamber Musical” from October 1 - 20. This new work previously played to SRO audiences for six straight months at Canada’s world renowned Stratford Festival.

"Dracula: A Chamber Musical" follows the classic story of the immensely powerful Transylvanian vampire Count Dracula and his love for Mina, a young woman engaged to another man.

North Shore audiences will be the first in American to experience the show, which takes a new and sophisticated look at the ancient legend of the cursed count who las lived for centuries on the blood of mortals. The production is written by Richard Ouzounian with music and orchestrations by Marek Norman.

Ouzounian, Theatre Critic for the Toronto Star, has worked in the performing arts for the past three decades. He has served as Artistic Director of 5 major Canadian theaters, served as Hal Prince’s assistant on the original Toronto production production of “Phantom of the Opera” and been Associate Director of the Stratford Festival for four seasons.

With Norman, Ouzounian has written the musicals “Emily” and “Larry’s Party.”
Marek Norman has also had an active theater career in Canada as well. His acting credits include the original Canadian productions of “Closer Than Ever” and “Falsettos” along with the title role in Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd.”

He also co-produced the Canadian premiere of Sondheim’s “Assassins.” He has also written more than 1500 commercial jingles, including the Clio Award-winning “We’re Giving Our Best” for American Airlines.

Tickets are available at the North Shore Music Theater box office, by calling 978-232-7200 or via the theater’s website,

-- OnStageBoston


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