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Last week, Michigan's South Lyon East High School became one of the latest US high schools and colleges to stage their production of The Phantom of the Opera. We've heard from the show's Set Designer, leading actors, Pit Musicians, taken a glimpse at the final Dress Rehearsal and learned about how they financed their production. In their last blog South Lyon East High School's Vice President of East Parents of Performing Students, Stacie Bethel, reflects on the production.
In this blog Michigan's South Lyon East High School talks about financing their production of PHANTOM. read more
On 5th May 2011, the students at Michigan's South Lyon East High School became one of the latest US high schools and colleges to stage their own production of The Phantom of the Opera.The Phantom of the Opera. In earlier blogs, we heard from the show's Set Designer, leading actors, andmusicians. read more
A SYNOPSIS The story behind the most successful show ever It is 1911 and the contents of the Paris Opera House are being auctioned off. Present are the auctioneer, porters and bidders. Raoul, now seventy years old and in a wheelchair, buys a poster and a music box. As the auctioneer displays the Opera House chandelier, he explains that it is connected with the legend of The Phantom of the Opera. With a flash of light, the audience is flung back in time, when the Paris Opera was at its height. Act I We are thrust in the middle of a rehearsal for the opera Hannibal. Monsieur LefÃ¨vre, the retiring manager of the Opera, is showing the new managers, Monsieurs Firmin and AndrÃ©, the great stage. As the prima donna, Carlotta, is singing, a backdrop falls to the floor, nearly killing her. The cry is raised, 'It's The Phantom of the Opera!' Upset, Carlotta refuses to sing. Meg Giry, daughter of the ballet mistress, Madame Giry, suggests her friend, Christine DaaÃ©, take Carlotta's place. Christine has been taking lessons from a mysterious new teacher. At her triumph in the Opera, is Raoul, a nobleman and patron of the Opera. Raoul recognizes Christine as a childhood friend. He comes backstage after the performance to escort her to dinner, but Christine tells him she cannot go, because her teacher, 'The Angel of Music,' is very strict. When Raoul leaves Christine's room, the Phantom appears. Christine is lured into the bowels of the Opera House, where the Phantom will continue her lessons. He leads her to his underground lair, where she sees a frightening vision of herself in a wedding gown. She faints, only to be awakened several hours later by the Phantom's music on the organ. Creeping up behind him, she rips off his mask. Horrified, he takes her back to the surface. The Phantom has sent notes to both the managers of the Opera, as well as Raoul, Madame Giry and Carlotta, which give instructions that Christine will have the lead in the new opera, Il Muto. The manager's refuse to give in to the Phantom's demands. Il Muto proceeds as planned, with Carlotta in the lead, and Christine in a secondary role. As promised, disaster strikes - the stage hand, Joseph Buquet, is killed, and Carlotta's voice is stolen. In the confusion, Raoul and Christine escape to the roof of the Opera House. There, with all of Paris around them, they pledge their love to one another. They cannot see the Phantom overhearing their vows of love. Enraged at Christine's betrayal, the Phantom causes the final disaster of the night - the mighty chandelier comes crashing to the stage floor. Act II The second act opens at a grand Masquerade Ball, held on the steps of the Paris Opera. No one has heard from the Phantom in six months. Christine and Raoul are engaged, but are keeping it a secret; Christine keeps her engagement ring on a chain around her neck. Suddenly, the Phantom appears, disguised as The Red Death, and delivers to the managers a score from his opera, Don Juan Triumphant. At first, the managers refuse to perform the strange, disturbing opera. Then, with the help of Raoul, they devise a plan to trap the Phantom, using Christine as bait. Plans for Don Juan Triumphant, and the trap, are made. Christine visits the grave of her father. There on the grave stands the Phantom, beckoning her to join him. Raoul appears and takes her away. At last, the opening night of Don Juan Triumphant arrives. The theater is surrounded by guards and police, eager to catch the Phantom. As the opera comes to its end, the Phantom takes the place of Piangi, the lead singer. He confronts Christine on stage during the performance, and escapes with her once more to his labyrinth below the Opera House. In a last confrontation, the Phantom gives Christine a choice: stay with him forever, or he will kill Raoul. Her decision brings to an end the story of The Phantom of the Opera.
Drama Desk AwardsJanuary 01, 1986 — 7 Awards for the Original Broadway ProductionBest Direction - Hal PrinceActor in a Musical - Michael CrawfordBest Music - Andrew Lloyd WebberBest Orchestration - David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd WebberSets - Maria BjornsonCostumes - Maria BjornsonLighting - Andrew Bridge
Olivier AwardsJanuary 01, 1986 — Audience Award for Most Popular Show
January 01, 2002 — Audience Award for Most Popular Show
Evening Standard AwardJanuary 01, 1986 — Best Musical
Vocal Range of Characters:
|Name||Vocal Type||Low Note||High Note|
|Mme. Giry||Soprano||Bb||Ab (D)|
|Don Attilo||Bari-Tenor||G||A (B)|
Vocal Range notes for The Phantom of the Opera:
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PRINCIPAL AND FEATURED
Christine Daaé a chorus girl (soprano)
The Phantom a composer and magician known as the Opera Ghost (baritone/tenor)
Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny patron of the Opera, childhood sweetheart of Christine (baritone/tenor)
Monsieur Firmin co-manager of the Opera (baritone)
Monsieur André co-manager of the Opera (baritone)
Carlotta Giudicelli the Prima Donna of the Opera (soprano)
Madame Giry the ballet Mistress (mezzo-soprano)
Ubaldo Piangi leading tenor of the Opera, Carlottas husband (tenor)
Monsieur Reyer the chief répétiteur/director of the Paris Opera (spoken role)
Meg Giry Madame Girys daughter, member of the ballet chorus, Christines best friend
Monsieur Lefèvre the previous owner of the Opera (spoken role)
Joseph Buquet chief stagehand of the Opera (baritone/bass)
Porter/Marksman/Fop (in Il Muto)
Don Attilo (in Il Muto)/Passarino
Slave Master (in Hannibal)
Page 1 & 2 (in Don Juan Triumphant)
Porter/Chief Fire Officer
Wardrobe Mistress/ Confidante (in Il Muto)
Princess (in Hannibal)
Innkeepers Wife (in Don Juan Triumphant)
Two Fire Marshals
Two Epicene Men (a hairdresser and Jeweler)
Ensemble: The Ballet Chorus of the Opera, Stagehands, Policemen, Attendants
Original Broadway cast doubling is indicated, but these parts may be split among the ensemble
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA takes place in and around the Paris Opera House, 1881.
The stage of the Paris Opera House, 1911
The stage of the Paris Opera House, during a rehearsal for Hannibal, 1881
Christines Dressing Room
The Labyrinth Underground
Beyond the Lake
Backstage of the Paris Opera House
The Managers Office
Stage of the Opera House, Box Five and opposite box
18th Century Salon, a canopied bed center stage; the boxes
The Roof of the Opera House
The stage of the Paris Opera House
The Staircase of the Opera
The Managers Office
Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant
The Stage of the Opera House before the premier of Don Juan Triumphant
The Opera stage: Don Juan Triumphant
On Stage, Reverse View
The Labyrinth Underground
The Phantoms Lair
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