Santa Cruz High School Students Revive the Legendary Vampire


November 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Santa Cruz High School Auditorium
415 Walnut Ave., Santa Cruz

On Friday, November 2th and Saturday the 3rd the Santa Cruz High School Theater Committee will be opening the play “Dracula” , based on Bram Stoker’s famous novel, which modernized the mythological vampire. Shows will also take place the following weekend, Friday, November 9th and Saturday the 10th at the Santa Cruz High School Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and children. All proceeds will go to supporting Santa Cruz High School’s after-school theater program.

“Dracula” is directed by SCHS senior, Sam Oshins. Set design, sound, costumes are created by students after school and are organized by the student run Santa Cruz High School Theater Committee. The program is free and open to all students.

The student run SCHS Theater Committee traditionally produces two shows a year, a fall play and spring musical. Expectations are especially great for this year’s show as the committee received a SPECTRA grant in September from the Cultural Council of Santa Cruz County and used it to hire WEST Theater Company to provide instruction on writing, directing, producing, and designing theatrical productions. The program will meet the California Theater Arts Standards. Terri Steinman’s WEST Theater Company will not only provide instruction but will also help the students develop their program over the course of the school year to be sustainable and to create organizational directives that can be used in the future.