Halloween Guide 2012: A Vampire Tale

It wouldn't be Halloween without the members of Scorpius Dance Theatre staging the annual production of the evocative and provocative work A Vampire Tale. This sensual yet scary yarn, penned and produced by Scorpius' Lisa Starry, involves an innocent ingénue who's led astray into the seductive underworld of vampires. Despite its obvious parallels to the loathsome Twilight saga, there's nary a sparkly bloodsucker to be seen during a performance of A Vampire Tale, just a graceful array of talented performers executing modern dance moves and arresting aerial maneuvers. The troupe will wrap up this year's edition with a four-night run at Phoenix Theatre Little Theatre, 100 East McDowell Road, starting on Wednesday, October 31, and running through November 3. Performances are at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Call 602-254-2151 or see

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.