Mobile Ballet begins its 2014-15 season with an homage to the holiday in closest proximity. Pack your silver crosses and garlic cloves because “Dracula” takes the stage at the Mobile Civic Center Theater Nov. 8 – 9.

Mobile Ballet Artistic Director Winthrop Corey is the mastermind behind this Gothic romance and as has been the more modern trend, he opts for further exploration of Bram Stoker’s legendary character.

“My telling of the story focuses on the human side of Dracula,” Corey said in a press release. “He is capable of love and wrestles with the two sides of his nature. It’s really a compelling, tragic romance, not just a horror story.”

The production features Raul Peinado of New York City as the title character and showcases Mobile Ballet principal dancers Noel Hanley as Mina Harker and Lauren Woods as Lucy Westenra.

Mobile Ballet prides itself on costume work and the ethereal yet graceful group of Dracula’s brides are perfect for employing the interaction of fabric and movement. Also of note is a Venetian ballroom scene replete with gowns, wigs and jackets.

The Saturday curtain is at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinee is 2:30 p.m.

Tickets range from $20 to $60. Additional discounts are available for children, students, seniors age 65 and up, military personnel and groups. Season tickets are also available.

For more information, call the Mobile Ballet box office at 251-342-2241, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. or visit