Phan­tom of the Opera hits Waipawa’s stage

CHB Mail - - Sports -

The Waipawa M&D Club's stage pro­duc­tion of Andrew Lloyd Web­ber's The Phan­tom of the Opera will be hit­ting the boards next week.

The mu­si­cal is based on Gas­ton Ler­oux's se­ri­alised novel, which was orig­i­nally poorly re­ceived in 1909.

Lloyd Web­ber pre­miered his Phan­tom in 1986. He wrote the part of Chris­tine for his then wife Sarah Bright­man, who played the role in the orig­i­nal Lon­don and Broad­way pro­duc­tions along­side Michael Craw­ford as the Phan­tom.

The show is di­rected by CHB lo­cal Lisa-Jane Easter, who last di­rected Next to Nor­mal for the so­ci­ety in 2014.

She is sup­ported by He­len Walker as mu­si­cal di­rec­tor, Wendy Wal­drom as chore­og­ra­pher and John Hard­ing, a for­mer CHB res­i­dent who has been wel­comed back to his old drama club, to pass on his skills and share some knowl­edge as con­cept and set de­signer for this pro­duc­tion.

■ Tick­ets for the show are avail­able on­line from Eventfinda, or from the CHB Mu­nic­i­pal The­atre, Waipawa. The show runs June 13-23.

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