Mike and I had the pleasure of joining Christine and Fiona last night to watch Savoyards’ production of Phantom of the Opera at Iona Performing Arts Centre.
The production opened on May 25, 2013 and it is not only “the Queensland premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most popular work, but also the second amateur production of the musical in the world.”
What an amazing night! The show was 2.5 hours long with a 20 minutes intermission.
If not for our dear friend Roger playing the organ/keyboard in the orchestra (who did an awesome job by the way!), I wouldn’t have known or thought of attending.
I had never seen Phantom of the Opera before and for others who don’t know the story:
“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, is a darkly romantic musical about a mysterious “Opera Ghost” who inspires a young singer, has become a legend, drawing standing-room audiences throughout the world. With unforgettable songs such as “The Music of the Night”, All I Ask of You”, Masquerade” and of course, the title song, this will be a night at the theatre that you won’t easily forget.”
The main characters, Phantom and Christine Daae played by Lionel Theunissen and Monique Latemore, respectively, were definitely stars of the show. A wonderful, talented cast with great music, amazing costumes and beautiful sets.
Roger in the pit with the orchestra at the end of the show!
What a great night out! Dressed up with awesome company, a delicious dinner at Absolute Thai, a night of amazing musical talent!