California Ballet Company’s 45th sapphire anniversary season opens with the long-awaited return of the full-length Dracula, choreographed by Charles Bennett and based upon Bram Stoker’s haunting tale of vampires and romance. Castles and wolves, bats and vampires are brought to life as the struggle between the forces of good and evil is revealed. Performed to an original composite score employing varied works from 19th century composers to the music of Transylvanian Gypsy cymbalo, this production’s unique combination of seductive drama intertwined with movement will mesmerize audiences. (858/560-6741, www.californiaballet.org)