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NEWS: The Phantom Returns! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Returns to Manila

Phantom of the Opera, London, 2017, Credit: Johan Persson

Manila, OCTOBER 2018 – The world’s most popular musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes a long-awaited return to Manila and will premiere at The Theatre at Solaire for a limited season from February 20, 2019.

Tickets go on public sale on 8 October 2018 through ticketworld.com.ph.

“God’s Gift To Musical Theatre!”
The Times, UK

The Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End. , THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the longest running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder “Cats”. On January 1, 2018 it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on January 24, the Broadway production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway.

“Broadway’s biggest hit!”
Daily news, USA

“PHANTOM is undoubtedly a musical masterpiece. We are very excited to be able to bring the show back to Manila for its many faithful fans, as well as for those who have never had the chance to see this legendary show,” said James Cundall, the Chief Executive Officer of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and producers of the Asian tour of the production, which also visits Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

“If you see only one show, make sure it is this one!”
The Daily Mirror, UK

With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer 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, Think of Me and Music of the Night. The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent 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.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End on October 9, 1986, starred Michael Crawford as the Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine. It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented in Manila by Concertus Manila and produced by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.

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Orly S. Agawin

The author Orly S. Agawin

Orly has been writing for The Jellicle Blog since 2008. He is a training and development consultant by day and an art enthusiast by night. He lives in Parañaque with his mom.

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