“Dracula: the Contest?” is a costume contest, in conjunction with The Playmakers’ upcoming musical farce, “Dracula: the Musical?”  It begins  September 26 at the theatre, the same day as Early Bird discounted tickets go on sale (across the street from the community center in Grove where all the Pelican Festival activities will be taking place).

    Here’s how you enter. Bring a picture of yourself in costume to “Dracula’s Blood Bank,” and get a ‘cool’ drink, at the Playmakers’ theatre, 121 W. 3rd St in Grove, from 10 am – 4 pm. Or, come in costume and we’ll take your picture. Your picture will be put on a large jar for you to place at your favorite business or hangout. The person whose jar collects the most money by October 30 wins a surprise prize (it will depend upon the age of the winner). The winner will be announced at the final performance on Halloween, October 31.

The Playmakers will also make a second jar for you which will be in the lobby of the theatre for all performances through October 30.  All proceeds go to The Playmakers.

   Suggested costume ideas include: Edward & Bella, Sookie & Bill, Dracula or his bride(s), Van Helsing, Mina or Lucy, R.M.Renfield, Jonathan Harker, a bat, a coffin…or any Halloween Costume based on Dracula, vampires, werewolves, and those characters from pop-culture—books, computer games, movies, TV shows, or comics having to do with classic horror stories. Please consider who will be voting at the location you will want your jar placed.  Your character should be recognizable to your intended donors.

   ‘Dracula: the Musical?”  is a great show around which to plan your own Halloween party. But don’t wait until Halloween night. Get your friends together early for one of the ten performances opening Friday, October 16 and running Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays through Halloween, October 31. Watch for more information about the production and the cast.

   The show is produced with assistance from the Oklahoma Arts Council and in cooperation with Samuel French, Inc. Elementary students through high school may attend. This is based on those who will not disturb other audience members, and who will be able to understand the play and find it enjoyable.

   Friday, Saturday and Tuesday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday

matinees are at 2:00. For further information and necessary reservations, call

(918)786-8950 or email 1groveplaymakers@sbcglobal.net.  Regular Adult tickets

are $13.50 including tax; Students (through 12th grade) are $6.75 including tax.

Early bird tickets are $11.50 for Adults and $6 for students. The Playmakers

accept Visa/MC.  The Free Night for people who have never been to Playmaker

production is Tuesday, October 13. The Pay What You Can Afford option is

available also. Just discuss it when you call for reservations. All performances

are at The Playmakers, 121 W. 3rd Street, Grove, OK.