World premiere of VAN HELSING’S DRACULA to usher in new era of immersive circus Dinner theater experiences

Jesus Figueroa
(Info from press release)

Enter a world where reality no longer exists, where youre surrounded by creatures of the night, and dark fairy tales fill your every desire  a mysterious world of storytelling and performance art.

Madmann Playgounds Production of Van Helsings Dracula, an immersive circus dinner theater experiencewill have its World Premiere for four performances only starting October 21 at Vatican Banquet Hall, located at 6913 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys
The unique venue will be transformed for an innovative production and an original sapphic spin on the gothic tale.  The all -female cast of accomplished circus performersdancers and actors will immerse the audience in the seductive world of Van HelsingDracula.
Madmanns Playground was launched by dancer/aerialist/producer Sarah Mann, whose longstanding connections to the Los Angeles dance and circus community as both a performer and producer has helped to create a body of creative experiences in bars and nightclub environments.  
Mannidea for Van Helsings Dracula has been in the works for seven years and really took shape during the pandemic.  Shreached out to director/intimacy coordinator Corrin Evans and actress/poet Katie Rediger to collaborate on a poetic narrative and shape the action around such circus skills aaerial, contortion, acrobaticsand hand balance, among others. 

Sarah reached out to her father and Emmy-award winning composer Hummie Mann to write an original score for percussion, keyboard, violin and harp to be performed live by a quartet of musicians

Equally important to the show is the dining experience. To ensure diners receive an elevated dining experience, chef Anne s designing a curated three-course menu of Romanian specialties to thematically match the original narrative. The menu will be created with seasonal ingredients and will be able to meet a variety of dietary requirements including gluten free and vegan.
Performances of Van Helsings Dracula will take place on October 21, November 4, 11 and 18.  

Tickets and information are available at:

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