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Charlotte Machado, who is 10, and her sister, Elizabeth Machado, who is 7, dress in Halloween costumes for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performance.

Spooky tradition in Lakewood Ranch

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Charlotte Machado, who is 10, and her sister, Elizabeth Machado, who is 7, dress in Halloween costumes for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performance.

Charlotte Crowley, a volunteer for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, shares a ghost story with the audience before the start of the first performance of the day.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Charlotte Crowley, a volunteer for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, shares a ghost story with the audience before the start of the first performance of the day.

Lakewood Ranch's Amy and Roger Campernel enjoy their first time seeing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The couple watched actor Johnny Depp's "Sleepy Hollow" in preparation for the performance.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Lakewood Ranch's Amy and Roger Campernel enjoy their first time seeing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow." The couple watched actor Johnny Depp's "Sleepy Hollow" in preparation for the performance.

David Russell, a volunteer for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, shares the story of Stingy Jack and the first jack-o'-lantern.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

David Russell, a volunteer for 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" performances, shares the story of Stingy Jack and the first jack-o'-lantern.

The cast of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" makes its way to the stage for its performance of the day.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The cast of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" makes its way to the stage for its performance of the day.

Widow Van Doorn (Andrea Keddell) kicks off the performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Widow Van Doorn (Andrea Keddell) kicks off the performance of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

The Woman in White (Yvonne Clark) spooks the audience.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The Woman in White (Yvonne Clark) spooks the audience.

Mr. Bantus Van Tassel (Eldred Brown) addresses the audience.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Mr. Bantus Van Tassel (Eldred Brown) addresses the audience.

Greta (Emily Eader) talks to others about the Headless Horseman.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Greta (Emily Eader) talks to others about the Headless Horseman.

Yost Van Ripper (Auggie Toynton) laughs at Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer).

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Yost Van Ripper (Auggie Toynton) laughs at Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer).

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) captivates the audience.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) captivates the audience.

Widow Van Doorn (Andrea Keddell) and Katrina Van Tassel (Brenna Griffith) talk about the Headless Horseman.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Widow Van Doorn (Andrea Keddell) and Katrina Van Tassel (Brenna Griffith) talk about the Headless Horseman.

The audience enjoys watching "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The audience enjoys watching "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."

The Woman in White (Yvonne Clark) screams "Beware of the Headless Horseman." This was Clark's fourth year performing as the Woman in White.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The Woman in White (Yvonne Clark) screams "Beware of the Headless Horseman." This was Clark's fourth year performing as the Woman in White.

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) dances with Katrina Van Tessel (Brenna Griffith). Actors were socially distant while performing.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) dances with Katrina Van Tessel (Brenna Griffith). Actors were socially distant while performing.

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) shows Yost Van Ripper (Auggie Toynton) how to do the "grasshopper," a dance he invented.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) shows Yost Van Ripper (Auggie Toynton) how to do the "grasshopper," a dance he invented.

Mr. Bantus Van Tassel (Eldred Brown) listens as Brom Bones (Tanner Fults) shares how he was almost killed by the Headless Horseman.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Mr. Bantus Van Tassel (Eldred Brown) listens as Brom Bones (Tanner Fults) shares how he was almost killed by the Headless Horseman.

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) gets scared by the presence of the Woman in White (Yvonne Clark).

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

Ichabod Crane (Philip Troyer) gets scared by the presence of the Woman in White (Yvonne Clark).

The Headless Horseman (Carmen Hansen) surprises the audience.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The Headless Horseman (Carmen Hansen) surprises the audience.

The Headless Horseman (Carmen Hansen) gallops away after dropping a jack-o'-lantern.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020 |

The Headless Horseman (Carmen Hansen) gallops away after dropping a jack-o'-lantern.

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