MANILA, 2nd April 2012: The world’s most successful and popular musical, and the longest-running show on Broadway – THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA -will be staged in Manila for a strictly limited season from 25 August 2012 at the CCP Main Theatre. Tickets go on sale on Monday 19 March to Smart and Citibank clients prior to going on public sale on 1 May, and are expected to be highly sought after.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s critically acclaimed masterpiece celebrated its 25th anniversary on the West End stage last year, and continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than US$5.6 billion.
Producer Tim McFarlane, Managing Director of The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific, said
James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, presenters of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila, said “To bring the world’s most popular musical to such a musically-gifted nation as The Philippines has been a long-term dream. It is a superb show which epitomizes all that is great about musical theatre – unbelievable music, a powerfully moving story, lavish sets and costumes, and most importantly, superb audience entertainment. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a worldwide sensation which will take Philippine audiences on an unforgettable musical theatre journey.”
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including “The Phantom of the Opera” and “Music of the Night”.
The timeless, romantic and much-loved musical has been honoured with seven prestigious New York Tony Awards, among them the Tony for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards and three Oliver Awards.
The film of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was released in 2004 and has thrilled cinema-goers around the world, and a Las Vegas spectacular now in its sixth year continues to enthral audiences.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is based upon the novel Le Fantome De L’Opera by Gaston Leroux. The original London production was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is produced in Manila by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, David Atkins Enterprises, Hi-Definition Radio Inc. and Concertus in association with The Really Useful Group.
Most recently Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, Hi-Definition Radio Inc. and Concertus brought the sell-out success Mamma Mia to The Philippines, and in 2011, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical Cats. In addition to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, they are bringing the hit children’s show Barney’s Space Adventures to Manila in April this year.
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