Stage East’s season premiere, Dracula: the Musical?, will open on October 21 and run through October 30, with evening shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. The book, music, and lyrics were penned by Rick Abbot, an editor and science fiction, mystery, and humor writer who came late to the world of theater. The rollicking musical comedy takes aim at the classic horror tale Dracula, giving its characters and scenarios new life.
“Just in time for Halloween, we’ve got something for you to sink your teeth into!” producer Mark Macey joked. “I am so excited at the level of talent we have on stage,” they continued. “It’s a big show, and we’re pulling it off.”
Adult tickets are $15; attendees 17 and under will be admitted free of charge. Tickets are available for purchase at
Stage East is a constituent group of Eastport Arts Center, where creativity and community meet, at 36 Washington Street, Eastport and The EAC is handicapped-accessible, and abides by State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines. Additionally, at this time, the EAC recommends that people wear masks when in our building.

Morgan Swan, as Mina, gives Van Helsing, played by Brian Schuth, a piece of her mind as the cast looks on during an early rehearsal for Stage East’s upcoming Dracula: The Musical?, opening October 21 at the EAC.

Cast members go over their blocking with help from Jenie M. Smith, stage manager.