If you are looking for a great outing, come see Dracula: The Musical in Palatine, the Midwest Premier of Frank Wildhorn’s (composer of Jekyll and Hyde) Dracula opened October 7th and runs till November 6th. Groups of ten or more get a discount. Check out the details at www.draculathemusical.net
At Cutting Hall in Palatine, 2 blocks from the Palatine Metra station.
WildClaw Theatre unleashes female vampires upon the DCA Storefront stage in this world premiere of a new adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu’s Victorian horror story. A young English woman living in a remote castle in Eastern Europe becomes intrigued by a mysterious house guest, the enigmatic Carmilla. As the neighboring countryside and villages fall victim to a series of unexplained grisly murders, young Laura finds herself swept up in a whirlwind of forbidden desire quite extraordinary for a 19th-century woman. Open now until February 20th. For more info check out WildClaw Theatre’s website – http://www.wildclawtheatre.com. For tickets – http://www.dcatheater.org/shows/show/carmilla/
“Vampire Mob” with cast members from “The Simpsons,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Criminal Minds,” premieres on the web (http://www.VampireMob.com) and episode two, which stars Kirsten Vangsness (Penelope Garcia on Criminal Minds), is being held for a view-ransom.
“Vampire Mob” – He’s a hitman and a vampire, and he just found out his mother-in-law is moving in for eternity.
Don became a vampire because “it was a good fit” for is nocturnal life of crime. He never planned on biting his wife, Annie, and making her immortal, “but then I got hungry.” Annie felt bad that her mom would die one day and bit her, never discussing it with Don, and now mom needs a place to stay and blood to drink. With Don’s hit business slowing down, the last thing he needs is more “grocery shopping.”
Marcia Wallace (The Simpsons, The Bob Newhart Show) is Don’s newly minted vampire mother-in-law, Virginia, and her daughters Laura and Annie are played by Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds) and Reamy Hall (General Hospital, Bowfinger) who guest starred this past season on “Criminal Minds.” Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks. Friday Night Lights) who will be seen in HBO’s upcoming “Boardwalk Empire” appears in ‘Vampire Mob” as the owner of Marty Five’s Castle & New Life Organic Dispensary.
The role of hitman and vampire, Don, is filled by John Colella (CSI: NY, The West Wing), a graduate of the Goodman School of Drama, who will also be seen in the upcoming Sebastian Guitierrez film “Girl Walks Into a Bar,” premiering on YouTube, and starring Carla Gugino, Rosario Dawson, Danny DeVito, and Zach Quinto.
“Vampire Mob” cast includes Elizabeth Beckwith (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Andrea Cansler (The Groundlings Sunday Company), Jim Roof (The Swear Police), & Cris D’Annunzio (As The World Turns).
“Vampire Mob” was written & directed by award-winning filmmaker and comedian, Joe Wilson, who was working as a private investigator when he got the idea for “Vampire Mob.” Wilson has worked on web series in the past, including writing for “Like, News” (Mondo Media) and directing “Lake Charles Lake” (SuperDeluxe.com / Turner). He is also responsible for selling “a jar of celebrity air,” air captured within proximity to Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, on Ebay.
The first six episodes of “Vampire Mob” will be distributed via http://www.VampireMob.com on a view-ransom basis. When episode one reaches 5,000 views, episode two is released, with updates posted on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/VampireMob) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vampire-Mob/141299325881289).