Until Oct. 31 at the Stage Theater
Denver Center for The Performing Arts
Tickets start at $18
For more information call 303 893 4100, or log on to denvercenter.org
Three stars out of four
For any actor trying to fill the shoes — and the cape — of Count Dracula, the comparisons are inevitable.
Playing one of popular fiction’s best-known baddies automatically opens up the floodgates for association: Was the performance as creepy as Gary Oldman’s? Did the actor pull off the Transyvanian accent as well as Béla Lugosi? Did their sheer presence match Christopher Lee’s?
Considering the decades worth of dramatic precedents, the Denver Center Theatre Company’s production of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” offers a surprisingly original take on the iconic horror story.