Photo Coverage: On Stage with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Manila High Res Photos
Broadway's longest-running mega musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which came on the heels of the international touring productions of CATS and MAMMA MIA! in Manila, finally made its Philippine premiere on Saturday, August 25 at the main theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Nearly 100 tons of set pieces and props; more than 700 stage lighting equipment and accessories; and around 230 Victorian style costumes by the late production designer Maria Bjornson were shipped from South Africa, where the international touring cast last performed. Seasoned South African actors Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom) and Anthony Downing (Raoul), and Australian soprano Claire Lyon (Christine) headline the Manila production, which runs until Sunday, September 30.
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