Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere Montreal engagement at Place des Arts from October 4–15, 2017. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
Derrick Davis will portray the man behind the mask, ‘The Phantom,’ with Eva Tavares as ‘Christine Daaé, Jordan Craig as ‘Raoul,’ Trista Moldovan as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ David Benoit as ‘Monsieur Firmin,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André,’ Kristie Dale Sanders as ‘Madame Giry,’ Phumzile Sojola as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Emily Ramirez as ‘Meg Giry.’
Derrick Davis has been seen on Broadway as ‘Mufasa’ and ‘Scar’ in The Lion King as well as on national tour. His regional and opera credits include Dreamgirls, Show Boat, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Die Fledermaus. As a recording artist, his two albums A Christmas Journey and Life Music are available online.
Eva Tavares hails from Vancouver, BC and trained at the UBC Opera Program and the Banff/Citadel Theatre Professional Training Program. Credits include the world premiere of Sousatzka, West Side Story and A Little Night Music.
Jordan Craig has performed at the Houston Grand Opera (Billy Bud, Tosca, Carmen) as well as the Alliance Theater, Geva Theatre Centre, Actor’s Express and Atlantic Lyric Theatre.
Trista Moldovan played the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ in the Brilliant Original Production’s historic 10,000th performance on Broadway. She has also been seen on national tour in White Christmas, Bridges of Madison County and The Phantom of the Opera.
David Benoit’s Broadway and National Tour credits include Jekyll & Hyde, Avenue Q, Les Misérables, Dance of the Vampires, Young Frankenstein and All Shook Up.
Edward Staudenmayer’s Broadway credits include Wonderland, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and Beauty and the Beast (1st National Tour).
Kristie Dale Sanders has been seen on Broadway in Cabaret, Evita, Next Fall, Urinetown and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Dream of the Burning Boy; Johnny Guitar; A Class Act; Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.
Phumzile Sojola has been seen on Broadway in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Lord Pinkleton – original cast) and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess (Peter).
Emily Ramirez has performed with BalletMet and the Charlotte Ballet. She has been seen regionally in The Addams Family, Cabaret, Stage Kiss and Rock of Ages.
The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Daniella Dalli, Tynan Davis, Dan Debenport, Mark Emerson, Jordan Ensign, Emma Grimsley, Robert Anthony Jones, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Jay Lusteck, Adryan Moorefield, Sarah Mossman, Constantine Pappas, Herb Porter, Adam Rogers, Travis Taylor, Carmen Vass, Jessica Wagner and Victor Wallace. The Corps de Ballet includes McKenna Birmingham, Sarah DeBiase, Julie Eicher, Daniela Filippone, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Ally Taylor Sacks and Tara Sweeney.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor’s new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which soon celebrates 30 years.”
PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!
“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” –The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Extraordinarily opulent. This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” –Chicago Sun-Times
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.” –Sunday Express (U.K.)
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” –The Scotsman (U.K.)
“This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” – Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that just finished a hugely successful two and a half year revival on Broadway and will start a North American tour in the fall of 2017, directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon now playing on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre and beginning its national tour in 2018, and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing at Broadway’s Winter Garden and in London’s West End at the New London Theatre), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAtells 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.
Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.
MONTREAL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
Wednesday, October 4 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 5 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Friday, October 6 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 7 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 8 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Tuesday, October 10 at 8 pm
Wednesday, October 11 at 8 pm
Thursday, October 12 at 8 pm
Friday, October 13 at 8 pm
Saturday, October 14 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, October 15 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm
By phone: 1 866 842-2112
Order online: www.evenko.ca
Ticket prices starting at $38.25 (including taxes and service fees)
*A limit of 8 tickets per person