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I'm a 28 year old female Senior Reporter for Weekend Notes. I Graduated from A Bachelor of Journalism at The University of South Australia in 2013 & completed my Diploma in Photography
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5 Stars - incredible set design with talented performers
David Haddy

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents The Phantom of the Opera playing at The Arts Theatre on September 27th - 29th & October 3rd - 6th at 7:30pm and Matinees on September 29th & October 6th at 1.30pm and September 30th at 3.30pm.

This breathtaking story features an incredible score. The music is beautiful and produced by an orchestra, leaving you wanting more. Serena Martino-Williams was made to play the role of Christine. She comes off sweet with a fire that burns inside her that she releases when she sings. The production had remarkable on-stage chemistry, not just between Martino-Williams and Jared Frost who played Raoul, but also with Adam Goodburn as the Phantom.

As much as you want Martino-Williams to end up with her love, the passion from the Phantom makes you feel for him too. Yes, he crosses a few lines where he may dispose of a new theatre crew, but he has put so much time into his masterpiece that he just wants Christine both to shine and also to be only his forever.

David Haddy
This beautiful story pulls on your heart strings but can't help but be appreciated for all that it is. Directed by David Sinclair with Musical Direction by Jillian Gulliver and Choreographed by Jamie Jewell, it features a timeless set design of a spooky castle with an old fashion chair and candlestick lights to match. There is a great use of lighting and dry ice for smoke effects and dance routines that fit perfectly with well-rehearsed smooth steps that suit the storyline.

The costumes were set to fit the scene but it was the stage makeup on the Phantom that stood out beneath his mask. So much effort went into every detail of this production to make it believable. Guests can forget they are in the Arts Theatre and drift back in time to when the Phantom haunted the theatre.

Featuring songs 'Masquerade / Why So Silent', 'Madame Giry's Tale', 'Journey to the Cemetery', ' Wishing You Were Somehow Here', 'Wandering Child', 'The Swordfight', 'We Have All Been Blind', 'Magical Lasso', 'Don Juan', 'I Remember / Stranger Than You', ' The Point of No Return', 'Down Once More', 'Learn to Be Lonely' and more.

David Haddy
Don't miss your chance to see The Phantom of the Opera at The Arts Theatre this September - October. 5/5 Stars an incredible production featuring standout actors, beautiful music and amazing set design. It's a not show not to be missed.

October 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th at 8pm
October 6th at 1.30pm

Adult $40
Concession $35
Child $25

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Why? Musical Theatre
When: October 3rd - 6th
Where: 53 Angas Street, Adelaide
Cost: $35-$40
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