FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich (WXYZ) - Bram Stoker's "Dracula" by Stephen Dietz, continues to scare and stun audiences at the Farmington Players Barn in Farmington Hills. A special "Fright Night" is set for Halloween for ticket holders wearing costumes.
On Halloween night (Thursday 10/31) The Barn will host a Costume contest judged by local celebrity "Sara" of the "Stoney & Bill" show on 97.1 FM. To participate, you must have a ticket to that night's performance of "Dracula." Tickets are available at http://www.farmingtonplayers.org or at the box office 248-553-2955.
The Barn is expecting all types of scary creatures, including vampires. The winner will receive a Visa gift card worth $50.
"Dracula," directed by John Boufford, runs through November 2. It's a scary, sensual version of Bram Stoker's classic novel, loaded with special effects.
Unofficially, there are 68 sound effects cues, over 50 music cues, 140 light cues, various and sundry rigging cues, and that’s not even counting the effects like blood!
“Yes, there will be blood!” says technical director Keith Janoch, with a gleam in his eye. “We are brewing up … blood recipes” for various scenes.” In addition to blood, Janoch says, “We are touching all avenues of effects: Electronics, glowing eyes (with microcontrollers to fade LEDs), plumbing to duct fog around the stage, flame effects (even flash paper for a burning cross), and of course lighting (including LEDs as audience blinders).”
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