by Berenice Cisneros
This musical is the final production of the La Jolla Playhouse season that began performances on October 9, with an official opening on Sunday, October 21 at 7 PM, running through November 23.
"Dracula, The Musical" is a new musical vision of romance, terror and temptation based on the Bram Stoker classic. Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, it follows Dracula's lust for new blood and a small band of mortal men and women who must face his overwhelming seduction and mesmeric supernatural powers.
La Jolla Playhouse is located on the corner of La Jolla Village Drive and Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. For tickets call the box office at (858) 550-1010.
When Star of India sails this weekend, the Maritime Museum will join the US Navy and the Navy League of the United States to celebrate the Navy's 226th birthday with a symbolic cake-cutting ceremony along the North Embarcadero. The event will be held in front of Star of India on North Harbor Drive (at Ash Street) at 8:15 a.m. Saturday, October 13. The public is invited to join in for cake and coffee and to watch as Star of India heads out to sea at 9 a.m.
On view from October 14 - January 22, 2002 at MCA's downtown San Diego is The Sorcerer's Apprentice, a sculptural installation by artist Alexis Smith and poet Amy Gerstler. The exhibition will include sculpture, collages, wall texts, and dozens of brooms, addressing a number of themes, including the fairy tales and their archetypal characters; witchcraft and folk beliefs and their relationships to sexuality, domestic life, and drudgery; how women and girls have been cast as the custodians of everyday existence; and the many varied meanings of the word "sweep" and related metaphors. The Museum is located at 1001 Kettner Blvd., San Diego.
Richard Elliot at Humphrey's
Tenor saxophonist Richard Elliot has announced his performance here in San Diego, October 16th at Humphrey's. Mr. Elliot began his career touring and recording with Smokey Robinson, the Temptations, the Pointer Sisters and Natalie Cole. He later worked with the contemporary jazz outfit The Yellowjackets, but truly established himself as a great tenor sax player with the famed Tower of Power horn section.
"Tales from the Ship"
The San Diego Maritime Museum brings back the popular "Haunted Star" this October with the original theme, "Tales from the Ship." Not to be confused with a scare house, Haunted Star caters to families and young children, while still presenting entertainment at its very best for all ages.
Lantern tours will lead visitors through the darkened recesses of the ship, where they will meet professional actors who tell true stories of those who died on Star of India, and the strange occurrences that have happened since. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under. Haunted Star will run from October 19 through 31, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., but will be closed Oct. 22-23. For more information call 234-9153 x 105.