Phantom (Yeston/Kopit)

by  Arthur Kopit, Gaston Leroux, Maury Yeston

Full Length Musical, Drama  /  30m, 7f

"Everything is first rate." - New York Daily News
"Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts... A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past." - The New York Times
"Has glory all its own." - Boston Globe…

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Phantom (Yeston/Kopit)
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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    30m, 7f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' The Phantom of the Opera into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel.
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Reviews

"Everything is first rate." - New York Daily News

"Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts... A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past." - The New York Times

"Has glory all its own." - Boston Globe

"Phantom's love story-and the passionately soaring music it prompts... jerk enough tears to fill that Paris Opera Lagoon." - San Diego Union

"A rich, ripe, rewarding evening." - Chicago Tribune

"One of those musicals you thought they just didn't write anymore." - Chicago Sun Times

"Music that can break your heart... This is a score in the grand manner." - Gannett Newspapers

"One of the most appealing America musicals of recent years." - Dallas Morning News

Keywords

Betrayal, Death, Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Setting: The Paris opera house at the turn of the century.
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Operetta
  • Vocal Demands: Moderate
  • Orchestra Size: Medium
  • Chorus Size: Small

Song Samples

Overture
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Melodie De Paris
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Dressing for the Night
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Where in the World
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This Place is Mine
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Home
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Music Lessons
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You Are Music
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The Bistro
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Who Could Ever Have Dreamed Up You
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Entre'acte
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Without Your Music
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My True Love
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My Mother Bore Me
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You Are My Own
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Finale
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Casting

30m, 7f
THE PHANTOM - the Opera Ghost, also known as Erik
CHRISTINE DAEE - the Phantom's protege
THE COUNT DE CHANDON (PHILIPPE) - in love with Christine
GERARD CARRIERE - former manager of the Opera House
CHOLET - new manager of the Opera House
CARLOTTA - the new diva; Cholet's wife
JEAN-CLAUDE - the stage manager
INSPECTOR LEDOUX - chief of the Paris police
VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE OPERA COMPANY, POLICE, AND THE PHANTOM'S ACOLYTES.
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Resources

Rehearsal Resources

Music Material Rental Packages Glyphs / UI / Tooltip

Full Package

Piano/Conductors Score

Keyboards

Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute)

Reed II (Oboe, English Horn)

Reed III (Clarinet)

Reed IV (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Reed V (Bassoon)

Horns I & II

Trombone

Violins I & II

Cellos I & II

Violas

Bass

Trumpets I & II

Percussion (Bass Drum, Bells, Bell Tree, Chimes, Drum Set, Finger Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Gong, Ratchet, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam, Tympani, Triangle, Wood Block, Xylophone) (2 books)

Harp

25 Chorus Books


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Authors

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conv ...

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Gaston Leroux

Gaston Leroux

Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic(which won five T ...

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