Couple’s fang-tastic theatre record
COULD you watch the same show more than 50 times? What about 100?
Well, that’s the reality for Mick and Christine Storer, who have seen the Dracula’s stage show a total of 126 times.
Continuing their theatrical tradition, the couple will visit the Palms at Crown Melbourne on Saturday, 22 May to watch the show for a 127th time.
Mrs Storer said that watching the show almost every year is no pain in the neck.
“We just love Dracula’s,” she said. “Because we’ve been a lot of times, we know the shows. So, when the cast makes a little blooper, we all have a good laugh because we know what they’ve done.
“It’s so exciting every time, it’s wonderful to go and see.”
The couple were so entranced by their first viewing on 2 January 1999, that they went back to watch for the next three weeks.
Having collected photos of every performance they’ve visited, when the couple reached their 100th show, Mrs Storer presented the cast with a photo album collating all their viewings.
“The cast loved it,” Mrs Storer said. “Some of the people in the photos weren’t in the production anymore, so the cast got to have a little look through their own history.”
Dracula’s also hosts a venue on the Gold Coast, which Mrs Storer once brought her granddaughter to so they could see the children-friendly show Drax4kids.
Mrs Storer said this year’s show will be rather different that the rest.
“The Dracula’s venue in Melbourne closed in 2017, and we haven’t seen the show since 2018,” she said. “So not only do we have some kind of withdrawal symptoms, but it’ll be like new to us, as it’s in a new venue.”
The horror-comedy show first came to Melbourne in 1980 and has since provided 40 years of sultry entertainment.
Running for 10 days from 20 May, the dinner-theatre performance will take place at The Palms at Crown Melbourne.