DRACULA will also be presented at the Widow Jane Mine in Rosendale, New York on September 30, October 1 and October 2. Details and tickets will be available Spring 2022.

Reviews

"Edgar Allen Poe’s return to West Point Military Academy after a 185 year absence was a spectacular event,” says Nicole Vitale, Special Events Director at West Point Military Academy. “Frank Marquette brought Poe to life and our alumni association was treated to an afternoon that was uplifting, dramatic, and witty. We didn’t expect so much audience interaction and a high level of fine acting.”

"Our students were given a rare treat, a visit by America's most celebrated literary figures. Mr. Marquette and company kept our senior classes rapt for a full hour and it was time well spent." - Frederique Frankel, Putnam Valley High School, Putnam, New York

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

New York State's only dinner theater version of the holiday classic.


Now in its 22nd year, this family show is a tribute to the spirit of a traditional holiday. You will experience the joy of Christmas as you're invited to feast with the Cratchit family including Bob, Mrs. Cratchit, Belinda and everyone‘s favorite - Tiny Tim. In scenes right of out Dickens’ classic book, you’ll be treated to visits from Ebenezer Scrooge, his Nephew Fred, the Man of Goodwill, the ghost of Jacob Marley and the three spirits of Christmas. In addition, holiday carolers will entertain at your table. 

ATTENTION: Schools, Historic Sites, Libraries and Community Center


Since 2014 Theatre on the Road has specialized in living history and literature programming. For the past eight years, we have brought historical and literary figures to life at historic sites and schools with great success. Schools we have performed in include Putnam Valley High School, Harry L. Edson Elementary School in Kingston, Columbia Greene Community College, and West Point. Our interactive, first-person narratives have engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We have had great success with our cemetery tours at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston and the Rhinebeck Cemetery in Rhinebeck.

We would be delighted to bring our historical and literary characters to your location this year. We offer a range of characters from local historical figures to famous authors and poets.

For more information on what we do and the programs we offer, please email us at
theatreontheroad@gmail.com. Thank you.

A Stroll Through Rhinebeck’s Past

On this guided walking tour, you will visit four historic buildings in the Rhinebeck Village. You will also meet historical figures who will tell stories of their illustrated lives and their relationships to Rhinebeck. Some notable figures in Rhinebeck’s history include Andrew Frazier, an enslaved person and Revolutionary War veteran who attained freedom and became a landowner later in life, Susan Elizabeth Frazier, granddaughter to Andrew Frazier and the first educator of color to teach in New York City public schools, Mary Miller, a philanthropist and founder of the Starr Library and Institute, and Daisy Suckley, the fourth cousin of FDR and former proprietor of Wilderstein mansion. Although this will be a leisurely walk, please come prepared with comfortable footwear. Join us, won’t you?

POE LIVE

Written and Performed by Frank Marquette


Edgar Allan Poe, desperate and destitute, has agreed to read from his poems and tales of mystery at your event. During the evening characters from his stories will make surprise appearances and Poe's sanity is tested as each visitor seeks revenge on him. Both entertaining and enlightening, this will prove to be the eve of Poe's mysterious death.


This entertaining and educational theater experience is available to school groups, libraries and fundraising events. 

Experience Dracula on Bannerman Island

In 2017 and 2018 we presented Dracula by playwright Craigh Johnson to sellout audiences!

From the Bram Stoker novel, this is the original Broadway production that premiered in 1927 and was revised in 1997 starring Frank Langella.

Lucy, whose father is in charge of an English asylum, has been attacked by a mysterious illness. Dr. Van Helsing believes Lucy is the victim of a vampire — a certain Count Dracula. Renfield, an inmate, suffers from delusions and is under the spell of the Count. Will he be found and finally laid to rest?


September 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 7 pm.

Dramatized by Hamilton Dean and John L. Balderston
Presented by Arrangement with Samuel French
Directed by Frank Marquette for Theatre on the Road


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Living History and Cemetery Tours


Journey back in time and meet some of the most fascinating people who have ever lived, some of whom may still haunt the area. Our 2022 locations include:

  • The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, New York
  • The Rhinebeck Cemetery in Rhinebeck, New York
  • ​The Woodstock Cemetery, Woodstock, New York
  • ​The Persen House, KIngston, New York


Our tours are well researched and written and feature actors in period costume portraying  historic figures from military heroes to artists, business leaders to servants. With a guide, who may or may not be a ghost, you’ll visit a series of locations, where you’ll encounter stories and characters from the Hudson Valley's celebrated past.