Indian Valley Theatre to stage ‘Dracula: The Musical?’ at Sandwich Opera House

Have you ever wanted to meet royalty? Come meet the Count from Transylvania along with fellow characters at the Historic Sandwich Opera House, when Indian Valley Theatre brings “Dracula: The Musical?” to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and 23, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24.

“Dracula: The Musical?” – with music and lyrics by Rick Abbot – is a spoof of Bram Stoker’s 1897 Victorian horror classic that will add song, dance and laughs for the whole family, a news release stated.

IVT spotlights three cast members: Emily Redmond, Stephanie Sus and Barbara St. John.

Redmond (Bubu Padoop) hails from Newark. “Dracula” is her 21st production. She has participated with IVT in many theater capacities, including performing, applying makeup, and tech and backstage work. She has been an assistant at IVT Children’s Summer Workshops, and performed in IVT’s Tween Summer Workshop productions.

Sus (Mina Seward), of Genoa, has been involved with community theater since middle school. She has performed with IVT, Children’s Community Theatre in DeKalb, and in several high school productions.

St. John (Sophie Seward), of Sandwich, rounds out the week’s cast spotlights. This is her IVT debut. She was a singer for more than 16 years with several rock bands, including Woodsugar, Collective Feat, and Barbara and the Boys.

Tickets for “Dracula: The Musical?” are available online at The Sandwich Opera House is at 140 E. Railroad St. in Sandwich.

Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.