The Phantom of the Opera

by  Gaston Leroux, Ken Hill, Alasdair MacNeill

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  13m, 9f

"Hill hits perfect pitch: at once melodramatic and irresistibly chucklesome." - City Limits
"... honed to hilarious perfection..." - What's On

Gaston Leroux's classic tale of tragedy, grand opera, romance and horror has been masterfully adapted by Ken Hill, the author of Mummy's Tom…

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    13m, 9f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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Gaston Leroux's classic tale of tragedy, grand opera, romance and horror has been masterfully adapted by Ken Hill, the author of Mummy's Tomb and The Curse of the Werewolf (also handled by Samuel French), into a musical play which preserves all of the excitement and passion of the much-loved original, underscored by a strong current of comedy as well. The Phantom, born with a monstrously disfigured face but the voice of an angel, haunts the Paris Opera House and falls in love with Christine, a young chorus girl. He terrorizes the management in order to further Christine's career, while preying upon her childlike innocence to force her to love him in return. But Raoul, Christine's true love, intends to fight for her to the end ... The magnificent score is based upon original arias from the operas of Verdi, Gounod, Bizet and others, delightfully arranged by Alasdair MacNeill.
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Reviews

"Hill hits perfect pitch: at once melodramatic and irresistibly chucklesome." - City Limits
"... honed to hilarious perfection..." - What's On

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910

Music

  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Small/Combo

Casting

13m, 9f
M15 F9, doubling possible
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  • Expandable casting

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Full Package

Keyboards 1 and 2
Oboe
Bass
Percussion
Horn

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Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux

Ken Hill

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Alasdair MacNeill

Alasdair MacNeill

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