Drac­ula rises from town’s Bed­ford Park

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Cast of the up and com­ing mu­si­cal youth show, will soon de­scend on the main stage.

Drac­ula Rock fea­tures a cast of 30 of our com­mu­nity’s 7-14 year olds. It opens May 6-14 at the Mata­mata Mu­si­cal Theatre.

The com­i­cal play, di­rected by Sharon But­ter­worth, is about Drac­ula and his co­horts ris­ing from the un­der­world, into Bed­ford Park, where they hope to be­come part of society.

It fea­tures Shirley Holmes - de­scen­dant of Dr Holmes, Dr Wat­son and even Quasi­modo.

‘‘Drac­ula has great char­ac­ters and I think peo­ple will re­ally en­joy it,’’ says But­ter­worth.

What is par­tic­u­larly ex­cit­ing for the cast, is the show has been en­tered into the Zony Awards.

The awards recog­nise pro­duc­tion and per­for­mance ex­cel­lence from mu­si­cal theatre. This is the first time a Mata­mata youth show has been en­tered. The cast and crew have been busy pre­par­ing since late last year.

The show fea­tures over 20 songs, and covers a wide genre of mu­sic.

Abba, Rolling Stones, Queen and even some rap are among the mu­si­cal de­lights of­fered up to the au­di­ence.

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