Amateur Rights for The Phantom of the Opera Released in Australia and New Zealand
ORiGiN Theatrical in association with The Really Useful Group are proud to announce the amateur release of The Phantom of the Opera in Australia and New Zealand.
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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on the novel Le Fantôme de ‘l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux
The most commercially successful stage musical ever is now available to amateur theatre companies in Australia and New Zealand from 2013.
Tim McFarlane – Managing Director, The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific Pty Limited: "After more than 25 years on stage, there are generations of people around the world who have been enamoured with, swept away by, and who are in awe of The Phantom of the Opera. It continues to be one of, if not the most popular musical of our day, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s truly magical score and the haunting story of the Phantom forever playing on every audience member’s heart strings. It is a momentous occasion for many who are so in love with The Phantom of the Opera to now be able to perform it in their communities, for their families, friends and local audiences, and I am very much looking forward to seeing this masterpiece reinterpreted."
Kim Ransley – Managing Director, ORiGiN Theatrical: "We are thrilled to be able to license the world wide premiere amateur society production of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. This is a great opportunity for community theatre companies to produce a once in a lifetime magical experience for their members and local audiences."
The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Angel of Music,’ ‘Music of the Night,’ ‘All I Ask of You,’ ‘Masquerade’ and the title song.
ABOUT THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 100 million people in 144 cities in 27 countries. Worldwide, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA consistently plays to larger audiences and in longer engagements than any other musical in history. On January 9, 2006, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the longest-running show in Broadway history, surpassing CATS record-holding run of 7,485 performances. The musical celebrated an unprecedented milestone on January 26, 2008, when it reached its twentieth anniversary on Broadway. It is currently in its 23rd year at Broadways Majestic Theatre, and in its 24th year at London's Her Majesty Theatre, both of which continue to play with no end in sight. The original London and Broadway productions are produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd. and Cameron Mackintosh and are directed by theatre legend Harold Prince.