(Redlands. Calif.) The popular and suspenseful tale of the mysterious Phantom comes to LifeHouse Theater in a new original musical. “Guests will witness young Christine’s rise to fame in the opera world, thanks to the schemes of the ominous Phantom, who seeks to win her heart. Sinister plots abound amidst comedic moments and tragic situations based on the original classic novel, “said Jeff DeWitt, General Manager of LifeHouse Productions, Inc.
Performances begin Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 PM and will continue on weekends through September 24. Performances are Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:15 PM (except Opening Night) and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:15 PM. A special Throwback Thursday evening performance, with special pricing, is September 21 at 7:30 PM. The performance on Friday, September 8, at 7:30 PM also feature an interpreted presentation for the deaf.“It was a daunting challenge to adapt this epic story for the stage, especially since many versions have been produced,” said LifeHouse President Wayne R. Scott, who wrote and directed this new musical. “I found that by staying true to the novel written by Gaston Leroux, there is an amazing tale to be told with fresh and redemptive angles audiences have come to appreciate in our productions.”
“All the experience and expertise Wayne has had as a storyteller are put on display in this musical,” said DeWitt. “There is so much more to the story that is brought out in our production. Guests are in for a real treat.”
Scott has teamed with professional television music composer Zach Marsh, who has worked with him in creating the contemporary score, lyrics and orchestration. Scott’s production staff includes assistant director Chris Hallenbeck, choreographers Jennifer M. DeWitt and Tai Dooley, music directors Sarah Pearce and Jeremy Yeo and costume designer Machir Lakofka. Scenic design is by Vincent Martinucci.
This new musical adaptation features a cast of more than thirty performers from all over the Inland Empire.The Players includes Haven Fair plays Erik, the Phantom of the tale. Autumn Manson plays Christine Daae and Jordan Crother plays Raoul. The production also features Diana Handy as Carlotta Guidicelli, John Griffith as Pierre Dubois, Lilly Spencer as Meg Giry, Dave Hurley as Armand Moncharmin, Rich Lampe as Firmin Richard, Duane Crother as Gerrard Sorelli, Nick Diliberto as Commissioner Mifroid and Priscilla George as Madame Giry. “Phantom of the Opera” concludes LifeHouse Theater‘s 23rd season. The new 24th season has been announced with money-saving season passes now on sale at the LifeHouse Box Office.
Advance ticket prices are $18 or $24 for adults and $9 or $12 for children ages 3-11 (no children under 3 are admitted) and can be purchased over the phone with a Visa or MasterCard by calling (909) 335-3037. Tickets are available online at boxoffice.lifehousetheater.com. Guests are encouraged to reserve seats early as performances do sell out.
The LifeHouse theater is in Redlands at 1135 N. Church St. in, next to the Redlands Christian School. Free parking is available in back of the theater. More information call (909) 335-3037 or visit the website at www.lifehousetheater.com.
Lifehouse Theater Presents The World Premiere Musical “Phantom Of The Opera”
The popular and suspenseful tale of the mysterious Phantom comes to LifeHouse Theater in a new original musical of “Phantom of the Opera” staring Haven Fair as the Phantom and Christine Daae as the object of the Phantoms affections. The musical runs weekends starting Saturday, August 26, at 7:30 PM through September 24. For tickets or for more information call (909) 335-3037 or visit the website at www.lifehousetheater.com.