The Phantom Of The Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair.

Photo: Taylorian Productions 2015, photograph by Steve Woodley
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Description

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional lyrics by Richard StilgoeBook by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Based on the novel Le Fantome de ‘l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux

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 inhabit 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.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling score includes “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “‘Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “Masquerade” and the title song.

Originally directed by Harold Prince; Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd.

Details

Size of orchestra: Large

Genre: Adaptation (Literature) Drama Mystery/Thriller Period Romance

Vocal demands: Challenging

Dance Requirements: Minimal

Cast Size: Large

Casting Opportunities: Ensemble Cast Expandable Casting Multicultural Casting Reduced Casting/Doubling Star Vehicle Female Star Vehicle Male

Performance groups

Performing Arts School Professional Secondary School University Youth Group

Videos from the show

  • Phantom welcome
  • Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman perform at the 1988 Tony Awards
  • Sierra Boggess sings “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” at the 25th Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall
  • The Finale at the 25th Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Stanwell School production 2012 promo
  • Thomas Grogan, aged 17, sings “Music of the Night” from Cashel Community School's November 2012 production
  • Orietta Regalado, aged 17 years old, sings “Think of Me” from Florida’s The King’s Academy spring 2014 production
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