Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1988
Genres
Drama, Romance
Settings
Multiple Settings, Spectacle
Time & Place
1880s
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
None
Ideal For
college, professional, large company, large venue
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is a thrilling and romantic account of the legendary Phantom, a musical genius who dwells deep beneath a majestic opera house in Paris. Shunned by society for his horrible facial deformity, he takes a promising young soprano, Christine, under his wing and grooms her for operatic fame, all the while falling deeply in love with her. As Christine grows ever more successful, and a handsome young man from her past begins to successfully court her, the Phantom descends into a jealous rage and terrorizes the opera company with increasingly dangerous threats. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score soars with such famous tunes as “Think of Me,” “All I Ask of You,” “The Music of the Night,” and the title song, “The Phantom of the Opera,” and Phantom has gone on to become a cultural tour de force, and one of the most successful musicals of all time.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone



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