2014 The Phantom of the Opera

5 - 20 September 2014

Synopsis

The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabits it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes "Think of Me", "Angel of Music", "Music of the Night", "All I Ask of You", "Masquerade" and the title song "Phantom of the Opera". 

About

The winner of seven 1998 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by over 100 million people in 144 cities in 27 countries. Worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera consistently plays to larger audiences and in longer engagements than any other musical in history. On 9 January 2006, The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing the record-holding run of 7,485 performances for CATS. The musical celebrated an unprecedented milestone on 26 January 2008, when it reached its 20th anniversary on Broadway. It is currently on its 23rd year at Broadway's Majestic Theatre and in its 24th year at London's Her Majesty Theatre, both of which continue to play with no end in sight.

Cast

The Phantom - Chris Crowe
Christine Daae - Daniela-Rosa Cepeda
Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny - Chris Thompson
Carlotta Giudicelli - Val Andrew
Ubaldo Piangi - Bradford Meurk
Monsieur Firmin - Richard Brown
Monsieur Andre - Scott Andrew
Madame Giry - Gail Shirley
Meg Giry - Megan Shaw

Ensemble

Andrew Hodgson (Monsieur Lefevre/Passarino), Bruce Sinclair (Joseph Buquet), David Hands (Monsieur Reyer), Logan Church (Don Attilio), Samuel Gordon (Auctioneer), Alice Johansen, Beth Beech, 
Chantal MacDonald, Charles Taylor, Collette Payne, Erica Ward, 
Gordon Laing, Jennifer Church, Karl Stewart, Raelene Watts
Madison Horman (Confidante), Michael Doody, Read Wheeler, 
Renee Pink, Shane Brown, Simon Herbert

Ballet Dancers

Paula Fredericks, Sarah Higgins, Mizpah Holani, Rocky Rowland,
Amiya sen Gupta

Off-stage Chorus

Andrea Cawood, Kathryn Carpendale, Greg Down, Glen Eustace, 
Danny Goodman, John Gregory, Maryanne Kensington, Sarah Leishman, Christine Lockett, Gail Lucinsky, Leith Marshall, Trish Molloy, 
Barb Pritchard, Terry Stewart, Pat West


Orchestra

Conductor/Musical Director Barry Jones
Orchestra Manager/Violin 1 Al Warren

Violin 2 Peter Warren                                           
Viola Michael Cowles
Cello Graeme Finlayson & Alison Kearney       
Contrabass Henry Smithers
Keyboard 1 Roger Buchanan                  
Keyboard 2 Stephanie Harmsowrth
Keyboard 3 Danielle Joe                                              
Keyboard 4 Kirsten Clark
Percussion Frances Tull                                               
Flute/Piccolo Bronwyn Boddy
Flute/Clarinet Stephanie Gadd                                
Oboe Ryan Bailey
Clarinet/Bass Clarinet Stephen Wildbore        
Bassoon Jeff McNeill
Trumpet 1 Steve Pilkington                                         
Trumpet 2 Chrissie Butts
Trombone Dave Edmonds                                            
Horn 1 Shadley van Wyk & Lyndsay Hooson
Horn 2 Donna Heathcote & Les Eldridge               
Horn 3 Kimberley Dewhurst