Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Souvenir Brochure: 'The Phantom of the Opera' at the Royal Albert Hall In Celebration of 25 Years

Some of the poster art advertising the London production of 'The Phantom
of the Opera' over 25 years.
Souvenir brochure cover
One of the must have keepsakes from the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' live at Royal Albert Hall is the souvenir brochure made for this special event.

The glossy 72-page softcover brochure measures 13.5x9.5" and features much more than biographies of the creators and 25th anniversary celebration cast. Among the highlights include a loving tribute to 'Phantom' set and costume Maria Bjornson with photos of her costume sketches and a feature about adapting her designs for the Royal Albert Hall. A list reveals the thirteen actors who have played the most performances as the Phantom. Topping the list are Howard McGillin (New York) and Peter Karrie (London, UK Tour, Canada, Hong Kong and Singapore) who each has played over 2,500 performances as of October 1, 2011.

Also included is a complete list of the original cast recordings and a sample of the cover art of these CDs. Another section features the facades of theatres worldwide where 'Phantom' has played and a full-list of 145 cities across 27 counties that have hosted the show

The brochure serves as a companion piece to the out-of-print book 'The Complete Phantom of the Opera' by George Perry which documented the making of the original London production.

This very special souvenir is available from the Really Useful website for £10 (US$16) or London's Dress Circle musical theatre shop for £12 (US$19).

Click HERE to read a review of the cinema presentation of the this special event. This was not a 25th anniversary concert but a fully staged presentation complete with sets, costumes and choreography featuring a cast of over 200 actors and musicians.

Main cast: Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom), Sierra Boggess (Christine),
Hadley Fraser (Raoul), Keira Duffy (Carlotta), Barry James (Monsieur Firmin),
Gareth Snook (Monsier Andres), Liz Roberson (Madame Giry) and Wynne Evans
 (Ubaldo). Due to the illness of Keira Duffy, Wendy Ferguson played the role of
Carlotta at each of the three celebration performances.
The 'Phantom' on various brochures, playbills and merchandise.
Feature about the design for the 25th anniversary shows.

1 comments:

Shannon Lai said...

Is it for sell???? ( well i guess not)
Can u post the rest of the booklet out to share? Please????

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