Casting is complete for the North Shore Music Theatre's production of Dracula: A Chamber Musical, which will play the Massachusetts theatre Oct. 1 to Oct. 20.
Ron Bohmer heads the company as the blood-sucking Dracula in the new musical, which premiered at Canada's Stratford Festival in 1999. The remainder of the cast comprises James Moye as Jonathan Harker, Glory Crampton as Mina, Coleen Sexton as Lucy, Robert Hunt as Dr. Seward, Eddie Korbich as Renfield, Robert Jensen as Dr. Van Helsing and Melissa Rouse and Lauren Wagner as the Dancers/Brides.
Based on Bram Stoker's classic tale, Dracula: A Chamber Musical features book and lyrics by Richard Ouzounian and music and orchestrations by Marek Norman. Barry Ivan will direct and choreograph.
Ron Bohmer starred on Broadway in The Scarlet Pimpernel, Les Misérables and Fiddler on the Roof. He portrayed Joe Gillis in the first national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, the title role in Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. and Alex in the Canadian company and U.S. national tour of another Lloyd Webber work, Aspects of Love. Television audiences have seen the singer-actor on "As the World Turns" and "Ryan's Hope," and his solo recordings include "Ron Bohmer — everyman" and "Ron Bohmer: Another Life."
The North Shore Music Theatre is located on Dunham Road in Beverly, MA. Tickets for musicals are priced between $24 and $62 and may purchased by calling (978) 232-7200 or by going to the theatre's website, www.nsmt.org. North Shore Music Theatre season at a glance:
I Sent a Letter to My Love: Sept. 3-Sept. 22
Dracula: A Chamber Musical: Oct. 1-Oct. 20
Chicago: Oct. 29-Nov. 17
A Christmas Carol: Dec. 14-23
—By Andrew Gans