Claire Lyon (left) is cast as Christine Daaé, the talented soprano in The Phantom of the Opera. The scene involving a grand chandelier (right) is one of the highlights of this beloved Broadway musical.

Photo: Monching Jaramillo


Due to an overwhelming response from Filipino theatergoers and nightly standing ovations, The Phantom of the Opera in Manila has added 16 more shows. Viewers can still watch this Broadway musical at the Cultural Center of the Philippines until October 14, 2012.


Producer James Cundall, CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, explained, “The unbelievable acceptance of the Philippine audience to the show encouraged us to extend the season, adding 16 more shows.”


LONGEST RUNNING BROADWAY SHOW IN HISTORY

The Guinness Book of World Records has now officially declared The Phantom of the Opera as the longest-running Broadway show in history as of September 2012.


Since 1986, the musical has been going strong, reaching 10,000 performances at the Majestic Theater in New York in February 2012.  This well-loved musical continues to play to full houses nightly in London, New York and around the world.  It has been seen by over 130 million people worldwide, in more than 27 countries, has won over 50 major theatre awards, and has grossed more than US$5.6 billion.


Presented in Manila by Smart Infinity and Citibank in cooperation with Philippine Airlines as the official carrier, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a disfigured musical genius known only as "The Phantom" who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.  Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano named Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.  Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.  


This must-see performance features 130 international cast and orchestra members of the touring production together with Filipino tenor Dondi Ong and the finest local musicians. The play boasts of jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 intricate costumes by international designer, the late Maria Björnson.



LIMITED STUDENT SEATS AND FAMILY PACKS AVAILABLE

Students can now avail of a discount exclusively for Balcony 1 and 2 seats throughout the season for a limited offer. Family Packages offer up to 40% discount on your third and fourth tickets.  Book your tickets at TicketWorld Tel. No. 891-9999 or visit THIS LINK