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A limited season of just 10 performances

Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber's masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera returns to the Adelaide stage this spring. Tickets are now on sale for this strictly limited season, from September 27 to October 6 2018.

This exciting production is proudly presented by the G&S Society and promises to be a must-see visual spectacle of delight and drama.

The winner of 70 major theatre awards and the longest running Broadway musical ever, The Phantom of the Opera is the musical that all other musicals are measured against. It is the timeless tale of an undeniable obsession that could never die.

 
Jared Frost as Vicomte Raoul de Chagny with Serena Martino-Williams as Christine Daae, Adam Goodburn as The Phantom of the Opera. Image courtesy of photographer David Haddy.

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is the thrilling and romantic account of the legendary Phantom (Adam Goodburn), a musical genius who dwells deep beneath a majestic opera house in Paris. Shunned by society for his horrible facial deformity, he takes a promising young soprano, Christine (Serena Martino-Williams), under his wing and grooms her for operatic fame, all the while falling deeply in love with her.

As Christine grows ever more successful and a handsome young man from her past (Jared Frost) begins to successfully court her, the Phantom descends into a jealous rage and terrorises the opera company with increasingly dangerous threats.

 
Serena Martino-Williams as Christine Daae, Adam Goodburn as The Phantom of the Opera. Image courtesy of photographer David Haddy

Directed by David Sinclair, the production features a talented local cast including Kaylene Graham (Madame Giry), Monique Hapgood (Carlotta), Rod Schultz (Monsieur Firmin), David Visentin (Monsieur André), James Nicholson (Piangi), Jessica Muenchow (Meg Giry), Nicholas Munday (Monsieur Reyer), Lance Jones (Buquet) and Brad Martin (Monsieur LeFevre). Assistant Director Brock Roberts and Choreographer Jamie Jewell also feature in cameos as Passarino and Don Attilio respectively.

Featuring such famous tunes as 'Think of Me,' 'All I Ask of You,' 'The Music of the Night,' 'Masquerade' and the title song, 'The Phantom of the Opera,' audiences will leave the theatre having enjoyed a theatrical tour de force!

Musical Director Jillian Gulliver, regards Phantom as one of her 'bucket list' shows, "It's such a fantastic musical journey for the audience, performers and musicians alike and I am thrilled to be collaborating with the talented David Sinclair!"

 

Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera are now on sale. There are only 10 performances at The Arts Theatre, 53 Angas St Adelaide - choose from:

  • September 27-29 and October 3-6 at 7.30pm

  • Matinees September 29 and October 6 at 1.30pm

  • Twilight matinee September 30 at 3.30pm

    Tickets are priced as follows: $40 adult, $35 concession, $25 child (under 18), special discounts for groups of 10 persons or more.

    Secure your tickets today at gandssa.com.au or call 8447 7239

    For more information on The Phantom of the Opera, please visit gandssa.com.au and follow facebook.com/gandssa

     

    Praise for the G&S Society's last show, A Little Night Music:

    "And thus does the G&S have another hit show on its hands." "Now to get the word out and fill the houses, for it is a fabulous night's entertainment." - Samela Harris, The Barefoot Review

    "The G & S Society's production is as good as any professional production I have seen. Polished performances and tight direction, choreography and staging give the gifted cast room to shine. Adding to the spectacle are the beautiful costumes." - Kerry Cooper, Stage Whispers

    "If you love Sondheim, this is a must see. If you are new to this work, this production is a fine example with beauty, intelligence and heart." - Valerie Lillington, Australian Stage Online


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    When: Sept 27 -30 & Oct 3-6
    Where: Arts Theatre 53 Angas St Adelaide
    Cost: $35 - $40
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