The 2012 Haunted Theatre: Backstage Tour and Eerie Dances
A few years ago, Tacoma City Ballet decided it was high time that children in our community had a fun Halloween activity aside from trick-or-treating or too-scary haunted houses. The result was a huge success: their gorgeous space in the Merlino Arts Center was transformed into a world of spooky Halloween scenes and several themed dances were performed for guests. With over 1,650 audience members in attendance and selling out six out of seven performances in 2012, The Haunted Theatre has grown into a cherished Halloween tradition for Tacoma families.
Visitors to The Haunted Theatre check in at the box office before being taken on an intriguing tour through the decorated rooms while hearing fun Halloween facts and stories. After the short tour, a delightful performance of Halloween-inspired dances is held in the grand Jan Collum Ballroom. Each hour-long, kid-friendly production features Enchanted Marionettes, Miniature Monsters, and Mummified Cats along with dancing Witches, Ghosts, Pumpkins & Skeletons! Guests are encouraged to wear their own Halloween costumes to join in the fun.
Thank you to our wonderful audience for a great performance run. We hope you can join us for the rest of our 2012-2013 Performance Season!
The Haunted Theatre is performed in Tacoma City Ballet’s Jan Collum Ballroom
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