Ticket giveaway: "Dracula" at Indiana Repertory Theatre

August 16, 2011
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Chime in with your favorite vampire below and you could win four--count 'em, four--tickets to see the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s opening night performance of “Dracula” on Sept. 9. Details on the show here.

Bats thats not all.

You and your guests also will be invited to the opening VIP reception prior to the show.

Good luck.

  • The Radleys
    This contest prompted me to search my personal reading log for the keyword "vampire." I wouldn't have said that I am particularly drawn to vampire books but I discovered that I have read a LOT of them over the years.

    My favorite that I have read in the past year or so is The Radleys, by Matt Haig. It is about a British family of abstaining vampires. The parents are so proper and pedestrian that they don't even tell their teenaged kids about their heritage...until one night a boy tries to rape the daughter at a party, and as she defends herself, she grows fangs to her surprise and bites him.

    The story is about the parents' marriage, too, and the father's bad-boy non-abstaining vampire brother, whom they call on for help. I loved the uniqueness of the plot, characters, and writing style.

    So..my favorite vampire isn't just one, it's a family of vampires.

    However, I would also like to say that a few years ago I saw a community theatre production of the Steven Dietz script that the IRT is doing this fall, and I loved it. Dietz is a "destination playwright" for me, so his vampire has to go on my list of favorites, too.

    Hope Baugh
    • My Favorite Vampire
      The Count from Sesame Street is by far my favorite vampire. After all, without him I would not know how to count ah ah ah ;)
    • Grandpa Munster
      Grandpa Munster all the way!!
    • My Favorite Vampire
      I would have to say I'm throwing my support behind the female vampires out there! From the questionable wardrobe of comic book character Vampirella to Akasha (as played by Aaliyah in the movie) from Queen of the Damned (Anne Rice!!
    • My fav vampire
      1. Sammy Terry
      2. Bram Stoker's Dracula (pronounced: DLAH-COO-LAH

      However, I think my all time fav will be the one I see at the IRT!
      • Angel
        Wow. My first thought was the Count from Sesame Street, but I felt I needed to dig a bit more. That sent me to Angel, from Buffy The Vampire Slayer, who turned out to be a reluctant vampire with a heart. But that, too, was too easy. I was a young child visiting my grandparents in Louisiana for the summer when I began watching the TV gothic soap opera from the late 60s/early 70s, Dark Shadows. My grandmother loved it, my grandfather hated it. Barnabas Collins. The reason Grandma loved it. Fan me before I swoon. Again.
      • Munsters
        Okay 1/2 vampire. . . .Eddie Munster
      • ... with Arte Johnson as Renfield
        How about George Hamilton in "Love at First Bite"?
      • Spike
        Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
      • Vampire
        Edward Cullen!
      • Kurt Barlow
        My favorite: Kurt Barlow from Stephen King's Salem's Lot novel (and TV miniseries)! Scary.
      • Dracula
        I can't wait to see this production. I just know its going to be Fabulous!
      • The Count
        Has to be the Count Sesame Street ...1....2...3....
      • favorite Vampire
        It would have to be Frank Langella from the 1979 motion picture Dracula. He was so HOT!!
      • Dracula Tickets
        I would have to say definately Frank Langella.
      • Bram stoker
        Gary Oldman is my favorite
      • Vamp?
        Barnabas Collins, of course!
      • favorite vampire
        Eric Northman from Charlaine Harris's novels`
      • Sammy Terry
        Who else?!?!
      • Fav Vamp
        B. Patrick Bauer
      • Vampire
        No question - Barnabas Collins!
      • Vampire
        Count from Sesame Street
      • Vampires
        Bella Lugosi
      • Vampires
        I have some favorites...the older favorite has to be Bela Lugosi (he freaked me out as a youngster...my parent didn't know i was watching) and then there was Keifer Sutherland in "The Lost Boys" (that freaked me out too as a young teen) and then there was Tom Cruse as Lestat for "Interview with a Vampire" (that freaked me out to but this time i didn't admit it to my wife because she was freaked at all :)
      • Favorite Vampire
        The original "Count Dracula", of Bram Stoker.
      • Favorite Vampire
        Sesame Street "The Count"
      • Fave Vampire
        Can't help myself...Edward Cullen.
      • Favorite vampire
        I would have to go with COUNT CHOCULA! (Does anybody remember him? :)
      • Favorite Vampire
        Count Orlok - Nosferatu in the old silent film
      • Forever Knight
        A mostly forgotten 1990s Canadian TV show that I love is Forever Knight. The main character, Nick Knight is old vampire searching for redemption by being a police officer, while also trying to find a "cure" for immortality. I also loved Frank Langella's Dracula!
      • Fav Drakula
        Count Chocula. I'm having some right now.
      • Dracula
        I believe it was Lastat from Dark Shadows
      • Bela L.
        Good evening !
      • VAMPIRE
        One of the best vampires of all time, Gary Oldman in Bram Stoker's Dracula! Scary, sexy, and tragic. Perfect!
      • Vampire
        George Hamilton from Love At First Bite. How could any vampire be that tan???
      • Love at First Bite
        Definitely George Hamilton in Love at First Bite.
      • Vampire
        Bela Lugosi. Real vampire or not? He was buried in a Dracula stage costume!
      • Dracula
      • Vamp
        It has to be Count Chocula...what a cool cape.
      • Fav vampire
        The count on Sesame Street.
      • Dracula
        Bela Lugosi
      • Kid Vampire
        I would have to say Count Chocula (sp). He takes me back to younger days.
      • Favorite vampire
        Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows!!
      • Vamps!
        Favorite vampire has got to be a tie between Count Dracula and Lestat!
      • Spooky!!
        Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula!!
      • Vampires
        Definitely Edward Cullen from Twilight!
      • Beautiful
        Team Edward!
      • Spike,Angel * Barnabas
        Love the Spike for being the bad boy and Angel for being the good one. From child hood the hours I spent watching vampire Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows. How do you pick just one?!
      • lestat
        lestat, from anne rice novels (not to be confused with the tom cruise movie version)
      • Sure Vampire
        My many blood sucking ex-wives all of whom shall unfortunately go nameless.
      • Dracula
        On looks only, Brad Pitt
      • Barnabas!
        From Dark Shadows... who can forget that eerie ocean beginning?!
      • Dracula
        Jason Segal in Forgetting Sarah Marshall!
      • Gary Oldman
        No, explanation necessary : )
      • Without a doubt
        Barnabas Collins - loved the giant ring, stunning walking stick and seriously coiffed hairstyle.
      • Sesame Street
        I'm going to have to go back to my childhood and say the Count.
      • Old School Drac
        I love Bram Stoker's Dracula...read it quite a few times when I was very young....the best!
      • Vampire
        Eric-True Blood
      • Jessica
        The TrueBlood vampiress with the red hair, a lovely almost-girl.
      • the common vampire bat
        Per National Geographic, bats are the only mammals that can fly, but vampire bats have an even more interesting distinction—they are the only mammals that feed entirely on blood.

        These notorious bats sleep during the day in total darkness, suspended upside down from the roofs of caves. They typically gather in colonies of about 100 animals, but sometimes live in groups of 1,000 or more. In one year, a 100-bat colony can drink the blood of 25 cows.

      • Fave vampire
        Count Chocula
      • Vampire -old school
        Barnabas Collins
      • Vampire
        Quintin Collins
      • Favorite Vampire
        My favorite vampire is Damon from The Vampire Diaries.
      • Lost Boys
        Michael Emerson
      • Favorite vampire
        toss up: Sammy Terry and the Count (Sesame Street)
      • Favorite Vampire
        Unless Angela Buchman is a vampire, I'll go with Nosferatu.
      • Fav. Vampire
        Like a few others, my vote is for "Count Chocula" !
      • Favorite Vampire - Armand
        Armand, another Anne Rice character, is my favorite (and it didn't hurt that Antonio Banderas played the part in the film)
      • Fangtastic Pam
        As much as I'd like to bring up the oldies but goodies I will forever adore, I'm tossing my vote at Pam Ravenscroft (also known as Pamela Swynford De Beaufort)
        She's bloody sexy, dangerous and witty. She's the only female on my very long list of favorite vampires and I simply couldn't choose between the guys.
      • fave fang
        I really like Ian Somerhalder's vampire on Vampire Diaries, as well as Colin Farrell's recent portrayal of Jerry Dandridge in Fright Night. The original actor Chris Sarandon can't be beat of course, but Colin came close!
      • Favorite Vampire
        Not my favorite, but the scariest:

        The IRS - They bleed me dry every year.
      • Thanks!
        Thank you, Hope! After your brief review, I went out and bought The Radleys. I'm about half way though the book and I love it.
      • It's a tie!
        Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows ties with Edward Cullen from Twilight
      • Theatre Tickets
        She's bloody sexy, dangerous and witty. She's the only female on my very long list of favorite vampires and I simply couldn't choose between the guys.
      • Litterary Vampires
        The Vampire Lestat from Anne Rice - NOT the Tom Cruise version! I think Brad Pitt would have been a much better choice for the character, but he was probably too young at the time.
      • Count Chocula
        Winning by a landslide
      • tickets
      • The Original Prototype
        Nosferatu is certainly a lasting impression ICON.
      • Barnabas Collins
        Barnabas Collins on Dark Shadows immersed me in my ongoing intrigue with vampires; however, I must admit Richard Roxburgh's portrayal of Count Dracula in Van Helsing was by far the sexiest and most chilling for me. Wow - he's fabulous.
      • Of New & Old...
        So first is Mick St. John from the Moonlight TV series and from the past, the handsome Sammy Terry.

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