'Phantom of the Opera' returns to Manila Feb. 20
The Asian tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” the world’s most popular musical, will return to Manila and run Feb. 20 to March 31 at The Theatre at Solaire.
The play is based on the classic novel “Le Fantome de L’Opera,” by Gaston Leroux, which follows the story of Christine, who becomes the object of the Phantom’s desire. It is a story of love, passion, jealousy and madness that takes the audience on an exhilarating and emotional ride.
Returning to the role of the Phantom is Jonathan Roxmouth.
The South African theater star has just had successful stints as Che in “Evita” and as Pharaoh in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”
Meanwhile, young soprano Meghan Picerno will play Christine while young actor Matt Leisy will play the role of Raoul.
The rest of the cast: James Borthwick, Curt Olds, Beverley Chiat, Melina Kalomas, Thabiso Masemene, Kiruna-Lind Devar, Sebastian Zokoza, Mike Huff, Joseph DePietro, Eric Anthony Lopez, Luke Grooms, Ian Jon Bourg, Michael Gillis, Rouel Beukes, Jennifer West, Robin Botha, Clara Verdier, Janelle Visagie, Jana Ellsworth, Deborah Caddy, Saverio Pescucci, Jesse Klick, Ayaka Kamei, Rachel Thalman, Claire Van Bever, Skye Weiss, Järvi Raudsepp, Hillary Reiter, JeeHyun Noh, Lungelwa Mdekazi, Megan Ort, Oliver Druce and Alexander Mendoza.
“Phantom of the Opera” became the longest running show in Broadway history on Jan. 9, 2006, when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder “Cats.” On Jan. 1, 2018, it celebrated its 13,000th performance. Later that month on Jan. 24, the Broadway production celebrated its 30th year.