Riverside Ballet teams with Riverside Ghost Walk to make children and adults scream in haunting performance.
DANIEL GHANBARI | STAFF WRITER
The California Riverside Ballet is more than happy to announce their newest attraction “Dark Dreams Doorway” in their 22nd annual Ghost Walk on Oct. 25-26.
“Dark Dreams Doorway” is about thirty seconds in duration and is guaranteed to put fear in anyone who enters.
The theme is intended for those who are a bit more adventurous and features creepier stories only recommended for those who dare to enter!
Although it sounds thrilling, parental guidance is suggested for children.
This new attraction is created by Susan Anderson, president of the California Riverside Ballet board of directors.
Anderson is also Director of Marketing at Moss Bros. Auto Group and an Instructor at the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.
Anderson attended the University of Mississippi, and UC Riverside, and she has a strong background in management.
Logan Byers, the producer behind it all, is an Addy Award Winning Sound Designer. Byers is self-employed at Freelance Sound Designer, and studied at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.
In addition to “Dark Dreams Doorway”, there are four other attractions which are longer in walking distance, more suitable for younger children and have fun for the entire family.
The attraction features local high school drama groups, and noted community speakers.
Original stories will be presented to the delight of young and old. The Ghost Walk event is being held on Oct. 25- 26 at the Main Street Pedestrian Mall in Downtown Riverside.
Two other attractions are “Spellbound Night” and “Skull Walk” which are rated G. The two remaining attractions are “Black Shadows” and “Blood Spring Roads” which are rated PG-13. This year’s newest attraction “Dark Dreams Doorway” features students from Martin Luther King High School.
“Spellbound Night” will have community performers and students from Ramona High School, and R.F. Austin Jr. “Skull Walk” will have students from Arlington High School, assisted by community performers.
J.W. North High School will be performing in “Black Shadows.”
“Blood Spring Roads” will also community performers assisting Poly High School students.
The tickets for the Ghost Walk will be on sale at the door for $15.
“Dark Dreams Doorway” tickets are sold separately and can be purchased at The Ghost Walk ticket booth. They will be $2 per person with a Ghost Walk Riverside tour ticket purchase, and $3 as a single purchase. The first visitors will be welcome to “Dark Dreams Doorway” at 6 p.m. and doors will remain open until approximately 10:30 p.m.
The 22nd annual Ghost Walk features live entertainment, a children’s carnival, souvenir stands, food vendors and a tombstone trolley.
“The idea for the Dark Dreams Doorway has been in the works for quite some time,” said Anderson.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled that it has finally come to life and I can’t wait to see the reactions of everyone who tries it out.”