It’s sure to be bloodthirsty.
That’s what the directors and producers at student theater group Company Carolina say about their upcoming fall season. After putting on shows like “Legally Blonde” and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” last year, the group is going in a slightly different direction this year with productions of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Dracula.”
“It’s very much a creepy vibe,” said McKenzie Millican, one of Company Carolina’s associate producer and the producer of “Dracula.”
Producing publicity director Catherine Clark attributed the trend to the applications the organization received during the selection process for the season, which consisted of directors submitting applications for the shows they desired to produce and describing the fresh perspective they’d bring.
“There is an application process for every semester, so anyone is welcome to submit, but we’re really excited to be working with them, especially because applications are sometimes few and far in between,” Clark said.
“ We don’t usually do themed seasons, but we definitely think in terms of marketing, it will be an easy way to keep everything together — keep Company Carolina in students’ minds.”
One of the selected directors is sophomore Jesse McGuire, a Company Carolina newcomer, a self-described vampire lover and the student heading up “Dracula.”
“We’re going to revamp ‘Dracula’ and take it out of this cliche, old story about some dude with fangs,” she said. “We’re going to make it classy again. It’s going to be fang-tastic.”