The Phantom will bring big surprises
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Star quality: In the ensemble is Steven Brown, 23, from Werrington Downs, Jacqui Anderson, 31, from Werrington County, and Michael Payer, 20, from Penrith.Picture: Perfect Images Photography
THE music of the night is coming to Parramatta with the musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Running until February 21, Packemin Productions’ interpretation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s epic will include a cast of 60, an orchestra of 27, and 30 people in the backstage crew and creative team.
Director Neil Gooding said the production would be faithful to the source.
“Phantom of the Opera is the most famous musical of all time,” Gooding said.
“People expect you to stay pretty true to the original.
“There are shows where you can play around with things, but I don’t think the Phantom is one of them.
“It won’t be a copy, but it’s not going to be modernised and set in 1930s Germany either.”
The production features a mix of professional and amateur talent, including Ben Mingay (Rob in channel 10’s Wonderland) who leads the cast as the Phantom, with Johanna Allen as Carlotta and Erin Clare as Christine.
Werrington County resident Jacqui Anderson, 31, who is in the ensemble, said this is her first foray into musical theatre.
“This is my very first musical, it was also my very first audition,” she said.
“The process has been a lot of fun, I love it.”
“People can expect big things and a lot of surprises from the show.
While the set and design is impressive, the heart of the production’s success is in its characters, said the director.
“It is one of the greatest and most unique love stories ever written,” Gooding said.
“Despite the lavish set and grand orchestra, it moves people.
“You do care for the Phantom, as bad some of his actions are. It’s a touch story told very well.”
■Details: 12 shows, February 6-21 at Parramatta Riverside Theatres, corner of Church and Market streets. Tickets $35-48, riversideparramatta南京夜网.au.
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