Casting Announced for Free Reading of New Musical Dragula

News   Casting Announced for Free Reading of New Musical Dragula
Variations Theatre Group will present a free reading of the new musical Dragula April 19 at 8 PM at the Chain Theatre.

The cast will feature Victor Albaum, David J. Baldwin, Alexandra Kopko, James Lynch, Luis E. Mora, Carly Ozard, Christina Elise Perry, Justin Randolph and Bill Toscano. Kirk Gostkowski directs with choreography by Ashley Carter and musical direction by Danny Musha.

Dragula The Musical features a book by John Arthur Long and Theodore Kastrinos, with music and lyrics by John Arthur Long, George T. Kastrinos and Theodore Kastrinos. Additional music and vocal arrangements are by Richie Iacona.

"The 'G' Spot, a cabaret where transvestites come for a night of carefree fun, is the home of the singing and dancing star Dragula, the stage persona of Peter, a sensitive young man whose only true joy in life is performing as Dragula," according to press notes. "The Right Reverend Bobby Swagger is determined to stop Dragula from spreading his 'perverse sexuality.' Using the horrific Ma Daddy and a special formula provided by Tailgate the lesbian fortuneteller and her herbalist assistants, The Three Bitches, Swagger confronts Dragula. After much soul searching Peter is determined not to be defeated by the bigotry of narrow-minded prejudice and with the support of his sister and his friends at the club, Peter fights back with honesty and a straightforward defiance to prove once and for all that 'It’s all right to be a transvestite.'"

Admission to the reading is free to all; however, reservations are a must. To RSVP, visit by April 18.

The Chain Theatre is located at 21-28 45th Road in Long Island City, just ten minutes from Times Square via the 7, E, G, and M trains to Court Square Station. For more information, visit

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