In the spirit of the Halloween season, the Atlanta Opera will present a one-night only screening of the 1931 horror classic, Frankenstein, with a live orchestra and vocalists from the Atlanta Opera at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

On Oct. 28 at 8p.m., the vibrant score will be composed by Michael Shapiro and performed by the Atlanta Opera orchestra and a quintet of singers—soprano Amanda Sheriff, contralto Aubrey Odle, tenor Kameron Lopreore and bass-baritone Jason Zacher.

The film, which stars Boris Karloff as one of the most infamous monsters in the world, was based on Mary Shelley’s classic novel and is considered one of the best horror films of all-time.

The story follows Dr. Henry Frankenstein (Colin Clive), who wants to build a man in his own image, using the body of a dead man. He and his assistant Fritz (Dwight Frye) dig up a freshly buried coffin and steal the body. When they realize the head and the brains of the body are severely damaged, they decide to steal a brain from Dr. Frankenstein’s former teacher Dr. Waldman (Edward van Sloan). A mishap over the brain causes a “bad brain” to be used, and when the body is brought to life during a thunderstorm, Frankenstein’s Monster is born.

Audience members are encouraged to come in costume and celebrate Halloween at an after-party following the screening.

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Photo: The 1931 film will be screened as a lead-in to the upcoming opera adaptation.