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Pieter Toerien & The Really Useful Group present Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera


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Pieter Toerien & The Really Useful Group present
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
The Original Production by Cameron Mackintosh and the Really Useful Group
Artscape Opera House
22 November 2011–15 January 2012
Tickets: From R125

Broadway’s longest running musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, with its unforgettable score, jaw-dropping scenery, exquisite costumes and breathtaking special effects, has experienced sell out seasons around the world and starts at Artscape in Cape Town on 22 November 2011 before playing at The Teatro at Montecasino in 2012.
Having played to more than 100 million people in 149 cities around the world, this full – scale production with original direction by Harold Prince is arguably the most popular musical of all time and this year celebrates its 25th anniversary. Legendary songs include “Music of the Night” and “All I Ask of You”, performed by a stellar South African cast headed by Andre Schwartz and Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom), Jonathan Roxmouth and Anthony Downing (Raoul), Robyn Botha and Magdalene Minnaar (Christine), James Borthwick (Monsieur Firmin), Jason Ralph (Monsieur Andre), Pauline du Plessis and Hanlee Louw (Carlotta), Angela Killian (Madame Giry) and Thabiso Masemane (Piangi).
The story tells of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of Christine,  a young soprano, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.
The creative team for South Africa includes Rainer Fried – Assistant Director, Associate Director:  Arte Masella, Guy Simpson – Musical Supervisor, Patti Marrin – Associate Choreographer, Jee Jee Noh – Assistant Choreographer .
This superb production is not to be missed! The season starts at Artscape on 22 November till 15 January 2012 before moving to Johannesburg’s Teatro at Montecasino from 31 January to 25 March 2012. Performances run from Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, on Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and on Sundays at 1:30pm and 6:30pm.  Tickets cost from R125 via Computicket or 0214217695. Follow PhantomSA on Facebook.