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We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre. We aim to live up to this mission in everything we do. For instance, we will open our third Theatre for Young Audiences production this fall when we welcome more than 40,000 preschool through second grade children to Goodnight Moon (Oct 4 – Feb 16). They are actively engaged in pre-show, hands-on activities that inspire creativity. Then, these tiny tots will sit enthralled as the timeless tale of Bunny’s goodnight ritual comes to life before their eyes. This musical is likely to be their first exposure to theatre, but we hope, not nearly the last. Another example is our Bobby G High School Musical Theatre Awards, which recognizes schools and students from across the state. Believe me, when the entire audience spontaneously breaks into a song from Les Misérables, the audience members are not only engaged, they are enthralled. Ultimately, two individuals are selected to represent Colorado at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Since our program began seven years ago, many of our representatives have been recognized with a scholarship award and one has gone on to be cast in the upcoming national tour of once. These lives are indeed being transformed. As you sit in the theatre, we hope you will lean in to catch the hysterical antics of our blue friends in Blue Man Group, sing “All I Ask of You” all the way home after seeing The Phantom of the Opera, and talk with your fellow theatregoers after our first-inthe-country repertory presentation of A Doll’s House and A Doll’s House, Part 2. You are the most critical piece of our mission. The work on our stages is made complete with a captive and appreciative audience. Thank you for giving purpose to our journey. Warm regards,

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It’s been 35 years since my first acquaintance with the Phantom. One cold February morning in 1984 while I was soaking myself in a long hot bath, Andrew Lloyd Webber telephoned me for a gossip. He dropped into the conversation the idea of making a musical out of The Phantom of the Opera. Even in my prune-like condition, I recognised Andrew had come up with another great idea. We screened copies of the 1925 Lon Chaney silent movie and the later wartime version with Claude Rains as the Phantom. Though very enjoyable, neither one made us shout “Eureka!” So we found a copy of the novel by Gaston Leroux, which was out of print, and decided that we preferred that original storyline. To my surprise, Andrew’s initial idea for the score was to use famous classical works and write only the incidental music himself. Thanks to the encouragement of the first director we met with to discuss the project, Jim Sharman (original director of Jesus Christ Superstar and The Rocky Horror Show) — in Kyoto, Japan of all places — Andrew later decided to write an entirely original score that was undoubtably also inspired by his wife Sarah’s extraordinary vocal range. However, a superlative score was not Andrew’s only major contribution to the success of Phantom; his instinct to make the emotional centre of the story a love triangle between the Phantom, Christine and Raoul is the crucial difference between our musical, the original novel, and other versions of the story. The original production went into rehearsal in London on August 18, 1986. Director Hal Prince and choreographer Gillian Lynne assembled a wonderful cast and after several

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weeks of exhilarating mayhem Phantom opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on October 9. It immediately became one of London’s greatest musical hits. Eighteen months later our trio of original stars — Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and Steve Barton — opened to rapturous applause on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The production is still playing there and it reigns as the longest-running musical in Broadway’s history. Phantom has become the most phenomenal success of all time, breaking box office records worldwide in countless sell-out productions. Since 1986, only the original version has been presented around the world (with the exception of Poland and Hungary, which were non-replica productions) and its brilliant design by Maria Björnson has become synonymous with Andrew’s sensational score. Just before Maria died at a tragically early age she and I had started discussing a different set design, one that would do more to contrast the Phantom’s darker backstage world with that of the traditional opera world onstage. Andrew agreed that it was time to give Phantom a fresh look, so in 2008 I approached theatre and opera designer Paul Brown to see if he was interested in taking over the baton from Maria. It turned out that Maria had a special place in Paul’s life as at the beginning of his career he had been a young assistant to her at the Royal Opera House. The result of Paul’s long-developed ideas for this project is a new version of Phantom that uses a more visceral dramatic approach to create a visual feast, giving audiences the chance to see their favourite musical all over again through new eyes.

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Putting together the rest of the new creative team for this Phantom was a daunting but invigorating task. My choice of director was always going to be Laurence Connor who I first met when he became the Associate Director on the London production of Phantom. Since then he has directed acclaimed versions of Miss Saigon and Oliver!, and co-directed the hugely successful new production of Les Misérables. He also recently staged the triumphant 25th anniversary production of Phantom at the Royal Albert Hall. As choreographer, we both wanted to work with Matthew Bourne’s talented protégé, Scott Ambler. To light the show we are lucky enough to have one of the world’s greatest lighting designers, Paule Constable, and to create the sound the incomparable Mick Potter. Maria still remains at the heart of the new Phantom with her glorious costumes, some of which are designs found in her archive that she created for the original and were never used.

This new version of Phantom premiered in the UK in 2012 and was immediately embraced by both audiences and critics alike, breaking records throughout its sellout British tour. It has proved a worthy complement to the soaring achievement of Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne’s brilliant original, and at the same time showing afresh how masterful and durable the music and libretto of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart’s legendary creation is. For the American production we have been able to build on our British success and fine-tune some of the staging, including making the famous chandelier even more spectacular. We all believe that you will fall in love with the music of the night all over again, as the Phantom is reborn for the 21st Century.

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1. “Margaritaville” originally appeared on which Jimmy Buffet album: a) Son of a Sailor b) Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes c) Havana Daydreamin’ 2. At its height, the song hit what place on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: a) #1 b) #3 c) #8 Emma Grimsley as ‘Christine Daaé’ and Jordan Craig as ‘Raoul’ Photo: Matthew Murphy

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It was only a matter of time before someone compiled your favorite Jimmy Buffet songs into a musical. Escape to Margaritaville (Dec 23 – Jan 5) uses his iconic song “Margaritaville” as the basis of a singing bartender who falls for an uptight career woman. One margarita and many familiar songs later, the duo is bound to find love over a cheeseburger in paradise. Test your love of “Margaritaville” with a few trivia questions.

3. “Margaritaville” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in what year? a) 1977 b) 1999 c) 2016 4. The song inspired a chain of restaurants called Parrothead, which ultimately spun off into hotels, stores and casinos. a) True b) False 5. The album Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes was the first Jimmy Buffet album to go gold. a) True b) False 6. How many albums did Jimmy Buffet release? a) 33 b) 46 c) 58 7. Jimmy Buffet has appeared in ___ films and documentaries a) 11 b) 25 c) 33 8. Jimmy Buffet is one of the only seven authors to have a #1 book on both the New York Times fiction and non-fiction best sellers list. a) True b) False 1-b. 2-c. 3-c. 4-b (The chain is called Margaritaville). 5-b (It was the first to go platinum). 6-c (27 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 14 live albums, 8 specialty albums.) 7-b. 8-a (4 fiction and 1 nonfiction).

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The fictional Nora Helmer doesn’t just close the door on her old life at the end of Henrik Ibsen’s revolutionary 1879 masterpiece A Doll’s House. She slams the door on it — and the reverberations continue to echo down into the #MeToo movement of today. In the course of the play, Nora transforms from a submissive wife and dutiful mother into an independent single woman who is willing to leave her three sweet children behind for a taste of modern independence. But 140 years ago, Nora was not walking into a world that was suddenly a welcome land of female liberation. She was walking into a whole lot of trouble. “The odds for a single woman in that era were pretty grim,” said DCPA Theatre Company Artistic Director Chris Coleman. “You were either a cleaning woman or a prostitute. I don’t know how Nora would have survived. It’s not like she walks out the door with an extensive resumé. I don’t think it would have been pretty.” What happened after the slam heard ’round the world has been the subject of mass literary conjecture ever since. But after playwright Lucas Hnath (The Christians) committed his own ideas to paper in 2017, A Doll’s House, Part 2, went on to become one of the most performed plays in the country. Fifteen years later, our proto-feminist heroine has come knocking on that very same door in need of a favor — not forgiveness. In Hnath’s view, Nora has gotten along just fine all these years. How? (Prepare for rim shot.) Among other things, by writing books telling women how to leave their husbands. (OK, rim shot.) When performances begin in The Ricketson Theatre on September 6, the DCPA Theatre Company will become the first company anywhere to present both Ibsen’s original play and Hnath’s contemporary sequel at the same time in repertory. Coleman is directing Ibsen’s domestic manifesto, while his newly named Associate Artistic Director, Rose Riordan (Sweat), helms Part 2. “Part 2 stands on its own as a play, but it’s going to be a much better meal if you have part one under your belt first,” said Riordan. “Part one is going to give the audience so much context that they wouldn’t have otherwise, and that will make the whole experience much more meaningful.” Coleman found the idea to present the plays in tandem irresistible. “I have never had the experience as a theatregoer or as an artist where you are presenting a play written more than a century ago, juxtaposed against an answer to that play — in this case, one written by a young, totally contemporary writer,” Coleman said. “I think that is delicious. I think it’s a really rich conversation-starter that should be super fun.” The DCPA Theatre Company began as a repertory company in 1979, which by definition simply means a company presenting more than one play at the same time, often with the same actors. Ibsen’s original involves 10 characters while the sequel has only four, all returning

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from the original: Nora; her clueless husband, Torvald; their now grown daughter, Emmy; and the nanny, Anne-Marie — the only character who will be played by the same actor (Leslie O’Carroll). While actors commonly play characters who span 15 years or more in the same play, Coleman thought it was essential to have different actors play Nora to emphasize not only the physical changes she would have undergone, but to underscore the idea that Nora is now a truly different woman. So the audience will see a younger and softer ingenue at the beginning of the original give way to what Coleman calls “a hardened ball-buster” who holds forth with enormous confidence in Part 2. “For those who watch the original play, I really do not want it to feel like it’s a foregone conclusion that Nora is going to find the backbone to walk out that door by the end of the play,” Coleman said. “I want her to feel like someone who is still finding her core. That Nora needs to be somebody young enough to still be in formation. That is such a stark contrast to the Nora we meet in Part 2, and I think we need to honor their differences.” Another central difference, Coleman and Riordan both say: Part 2 is really funny. Riordan calls Hnath’s sequel a full-out comedy. Consider that Nora predicts in her 1894 return that, “In 30 years, people won’t even believe in marriage!” A third distinction is the vernacular. “Tonally, these two plays could not be more different,” Coleman said. Riordan calls the transition from the original to Part 2 like moving from winter to spring. “When you come to see Part 2, you are expecting it to be old-fashioned,” Coleman added. “But instead the language becomes very contemporary.” And yet the all-important point regarding a woman’s freedom, love and responsibility remains consequential. Scholars have suggested that when Nora famously slammed the front door back in the original, she instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. It’s easy to see now how a play in 1879 that shows a woman leaving her husband and her children would shake the world to its foundations. But the conflicting pressures of motherhood and self-fulfillment are still clearly working in opposition today. Many still find the idea of any woman walking out on her family to be upsetting. And for one intractable reason, Riordan says: Basic biology. “We’re programmed to think that way,” she said. “We’re human beings, and first and foremost we are here to procreate. I think what’s modern is this notion that maybe we don’t have to do that. “Now we understand the world moves at a glacial pace when it comes to our ideas about love. And anything that subjugates women takes a very long time to change.”

A DOLL’S HOUSE AND A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 SEP 6 – NOV 24 • RICKETSON THEATRE ASL interpreted and Audio-described performances: Oct 20 at 2pm and 7pm respectively, Nov 2 at 2pm (Part 2 only)

COSTUME COLUMN Meghan Anderson Doyle is no stranger to the DCPA. The A Doll’s House and Part 2 costume designer has been a part of the DCPA family for 14 seasons as the inhouse Costume Design Associate, designing for a total of 37 Theatre Company, Off-Center, Cabaret and Education productions. Yet somehow, A Doll’s House and its sequel will be the first time she will have the full force of the DCPA’s costume shop building nearly all of her designs from scratch, simply by nature of the Victorian time period the plays are set in. “It’s really exciting that I get to see so many things I’ve designed go into their hands and that they’ll make them absolutely stunning,” Doyle said. “The drapers and tailors we have in our shop are so incredibly talented that I can’t wait to see what they’ll bring to the project.” It’s somewhat fitting that this opportunity for Doyle has come up while working on these plays seeing as they are a coming-of-age tale for their protagonist, Nora. “In ‘part one,’ she’s part of a matched set. She plays a very specific role as a wife and mother, and she makes sure her family is presented in a certain way. In Part 2, it is very much about her. We’ve heightened her color scheme and there’s a little bit of a contemporary vibe in the silhouette of her clothes because at this point she answers to herself.”


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IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP

CAMERON MACKINTOSH PRESENTS

THE NEW PRODUCTION OF

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

Starring

DERRICK DAVIS EMMA GRIMSLEY JORDAN CRAIG and

ROB LINDLEY DAVID BENOIT SUSAN MONIZ PHUMZILE SOJOLA

TRISTA MOLDOVAN SARAHGRACE MARIANI

At certain performances KAITLYN DAVIS plays the role of Christine

Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Lyrics by CHARLES HART Additional Lyrics by RICHARD STILGOE Book by RICHARD STILGOE & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by GASTON LEROUX Orchestrations by DAVID CULLEN & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Musical Supervisor JOHN RIGBY Video & Projection Design by NINA DUNN for Knifedge Sound Design by MICK POTTER Lighting by PAULE CONSTABLE Costume Design by MARIA BJÖRNSON® Set Design by PAUL BROWN Choreography by SCOTT AMBLER Directed by LAURENCE CONNOR For THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour

Costume Coordinator

for the late MARIA BJÖRNSON® CHRISTINE ROWLAND Associate Choreographer NINA GOLDMAN

US Musical Supervisor JAMES LOWE

Casting by TARA RUBIN CASTING MERRI SUGARMAN, CSA

Musical Director JAMIE JOHNS

Associate Director SETH SKLAR-HEYN

Production overseen by MATTHEW BOURNE & CAMERON MACKINTOSH

A CAMERON MACKINTOSH, THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP and NETWORKS Presentation Original Production still running at the Majestic Theater, New York City and Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, UK Musical Staging and Choreography by GILLIAN LYNNE Directed by HAROLD PRINCE ®MARIA BJÖRNSON is a registered trademark of the Prodan Romanian Cultural Foundation and is used under license.

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CAST The Phantom of the Opera...........................................................................................DERRICK DAVIS Christine Daaé.................................................................................................................. EMMA GRIMSLEY Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny............................................................................................JORDAN CRAIG Carlotta Giudicelli....................................................... TRISTA MOLDOVAN (Nov 6-10, Nov 13-17), KATHRYN MCCREARY (Nov 12) Monsieur Firmin....................................................................................................................DAVID BENOIT Monsieur André.......................................................................................................................ROB LINDLEY Madame Giry.......................................................................................................................... SUSAN MONIZ Ubaldo Piangi...............................................................................................................PHUMZILE SOJOLA Meg Giry...............................................................................................................SARAHGRACE MARIANI Auctioneer.......................................................................................................................... MARK EMERSON Porter.............................................................................................................................MICHAEL MALIAKEL Monsieur LeFévre/Firechief......................................................................... STEPHEN TEWKSBURY Monsieur Reyer................................................................................................................DAVID FOLEY, JR. Joseph Buquet..............................................................................................................VICTOR WALLACE Wardrobe Mistress.....................................................................................MARGUERITE WILLBANKS Princess (Hannibal).............................................................................................................JENNA BURNS Princess (Hannibal)............................................................................................................KAITLYN DAVIS Wild Woman (Hannibal)...................................................................................KATHRYN MCCREARY Slave Master (Hannibal)......................................................................... ADRYAN MOOREFIELD*** / SHANE OHMER** / NICHOLAS RANAURO* Madame Firmin/Confidante (Il Muto).........................................................................CARMEN VASS Jeweler (Il Muto)/Passarino.............................................................STEPHEN MITCHELL BROWN Hairdresser (Il Muto)........................................................................................................ TRAVIS TAYLOR Don Attilio (Il Muto)................................................................................................................ QUINTO OTT Policeman in Pit.................................................................................................................... HERB PORTER The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire.........................................MCKENNA BIRMINGHAM, DANIELA FILIPPONE, CHARLOTTE HOVEY, JORDAN LOMBARDI, AUSTIN SORA, TARA SWEENEY Swings............. DANIELLA DALLI, DAN DEBENPORT, SIRI HOWARD, EDWARD JUVIER, ADRYAN MOOREFIELD, LILY ROSE PECK, MICKI WEINER Dance Captain....................................................................................................................LILY ROSE PECK Assistant Dance Captain..................................................................................................SHANE OHMER *Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays **Wednesdays/Fridays/Sundays ***Nov 17 UNDERSTUDIES For The Phantom of the Opera – TRAVIS TAYLOR, VICTOR WALLACE; for Christine Daaé – JENNA BURNS, KAITLYN DAVIS; for Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny – MICHAEL MALIAKEL, HERB PORTER; for Carlotta Giudicelli – KATHRYN MCCREARY, CARMEN VASS; for Monsieur Firmin – DAVID FOLEY, JR., STEPHEN TEWKSBURY; for Monsieur André – MARK EMERSON, EDWARD JUVIER, TRAVIS TAYLOR; for Madame Giry – DANIELLA DALLI, MARGUERITE WILLBANKS; for Ubaldo Piangi – STEPHEN MITCHELL BROWN, EDWARD JUVIER; for Meg Giry – MCKENNA BIRMINGHAM, TARA SWEENEY.

ORCHESTRA Under the direction of JAMIE JOHNS Associate Music Director: TIMOTHY SPLAIN Violin: GARRY IANCO; Keyboards: ELAINE DAVIDSON, MICHAEL DUFF, HOSUN MOON LOCAL MUSICIANS Flute, Clarinet: ART BOUTON; Violin: PHYLLIS CARLSON; Bassoon: BRIAN JACK; French Horn: SUSAN MCCULLOUGH; Flute, Piccolo: PAUL NAGEM; Clarinet, Bass Clarinet: MICHELLE ORMAN; Viola: NAOMI SMITH; Violin: BRITT SWENSON; Bass: BRIAN KNOTT; Cello: CEDRA KUEHN Music Contractor: JIM HARVEY


PROLOGUE The stage of the Paris Opera House, 1911.................................Auctioneer, Raoul & Company OVERTURE ACT ONE - Paris, late 19th century SCENE 1 The Dress Rehearsal of Hannibal Think of Me.................................................................................................Carlotta, Christine & Raoul SCENE 2 After the Gala Angel of Music................................................................................................................ Christine & Meg SCENE 3 Corps de Ballet Dressing Room Little Lotte/The Mirror (Angel of Music).......................... Raoul, Christine & The Phantom SCENE 4 The Labyrinth Underground The Phantom of the Opera....................................................................The Phantom & Christine SCENE 5 The Phantom’s Lair The Music of the Night.................................................................................................... The Phantom SCENE 6 Beyond the Lake, the Next Morning I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It....................................Christine & The Phantom SCENE 7 Backstage Magical Lasso..............................................................Buquet, Meg, Madame Giry & Ballet Girls SCENE 8 The Manager’s Office Notes/Prima Donna.........................................................Firmin, André, Raoul, Carlotta, Piangi, Madame Giry, Meg & The Phantom SCENE 9 A Performance of Il Muto Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh.....................................................................Carlotta & Company SCENE 10 The Roof of the Opera House Why Have You Brought Me Here?/ Raoul, I’ve Been There.................. Raoul & Christine All I Ask of You............................................................................................................ Raoul & Christine All I Ask of You (Reprise)............................................................................................... The Phantom ENTR’ACTE ACT TWO - Twelve months later SCENE 1 The Grand Ballroom at the Opera House, New Year’s Eve Masquerade/Why So Silent?....................................................................................... Full Company SCENE 2 Backstage..............................................................................................Raoul & Madame Giry SCENE 3 The Manager’s Office Notes/Twisted Every Way.............................................André, Firmin, Carlotta, Piangi, Raoul, Christine, Madame Giry & The Phantom SCENE 4 A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant............. Christine, Piangi, Reyer, Carlotta, Madame Giry & Company SCENE 5 A Graveyard in Perros Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again........................................................................ Christine Wandering Child/Bravo, Bravo............................................. The Phantom, Christine & Raoul SCENE 6 Before the Premiere......................Raoul, André, Firmin, Firemen & The Phantom SCENE 7 Don Juan Triumphant.................................. Carlotta, Piangi, Passarino & Company The Point of No Return...........................................................................The Phantom & Christine SCENE 8 The Labyrinth Underground Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer..................................................... Full Company SCENE 9 The Phantom’s Lair...............................Christine, The Phantom, Raoul & Company

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WHO’S WHO DERRICK DAVIS (The Phantom) has covered the role of Billy Bigelow in the Broadway production of Carousel, created the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Douglas Tappin’s new work I Dream at Opera Carolina’s Knight Theater, starred as The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, starred as Mufasa in the National Tour of Disney’s The Lion King, covered both Scar and Mufasa in The Lion King on Broadway, and starred as Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dreamgirls in Dallas Theater Center’s Tony Award-winning season. His concert career includes sold-out performances as a soloist of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s works with the Las Vegas Philharmonic as well as several solo concerts in New York City featuring his original works and holiday favorites. EMMA GRIMSLEY (Christine Daaé) is honored to be making her National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera. Regional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Johanna), Glory Denied (Young Alyce), Candide (Cunegonde), Die Zauberflöte (Papagena). Off-Broadway: ¡Figaro! (90210), The Secret Garden. Infinite thanks to the whole UIA team and to Tara Rubin Casting. And so much love to her parents and to Simon their endless encouragement and support. Instagram: @emma_joyce JORDAN CRAIG (Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny) began his career at the worldrenowned Houston Grand Opera (Billy Bud, Tosca, Carmen). Other credits include: Alliance Theatre: Next to Normal (Henry) and The Wizard of Oz (Tin Man). Geva Theatre Centre: Next to Normal (Henry). Actor’s Express: Spring Awakening (Melchior) and Xanadu (Sonny Malone). Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Legally Blonde (Kyle). Thanks to our producers, Tara Rubin Casting, Meg Pantera, his wonderful family and Julia. Insta/ Twitter: @_jordancraig_ / @JordanACraig TRISTA MOLDOVAN (Carlotta Giudicelli). Broadway: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, 10,000th performance). National Tour: White Christmas (Betty Haynes), Bridges of Madison County  (Francesca u/s, performed), The Phantom of the Opera (Christine, Denver Ovation nomination). Select Regional: Cat on a

Hot Tin Roof, Arkansas Rep (Maggie); 1776, Pittsburgh Public (Abigail); World Premiere of Sense and Sensibility, Denver Center (Sophia Grey). TV: “All My Children”, “Guiding Light”, “Celebrity Ghost Stories”. Proud Actor’s Equity member. Baldwin Wallace alum. Love to Stephen and family. DAVID BENOIT (Monsieur Firmin). Broadway/ National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde (Bishop/Spider), Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie), Les Misérables (Thénardier), Dance of the Vampires, Young Frankenstein (Kemp/Blind Hermit), All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl). Off-Broadway: Forbidden Broadway, Forever Plaid, The Big Bang. Regional: Sweeney Todd (Sweeney), Romance in Hard Times (Polly), Adding Machine (Mr. Zero - Helen Hayes Best Actor nomination) For: Mom, Dad and Family. ROB LINDLEY (Monsieur André) is making his National Tour debut. Chicago credits: Fun Home; The Tempermentals; Funnyman; Candide; Secret Garden; Angels in America: Parts 1 & 2; Oh Coward!; Caroline, or Change; Carousel. Regional credits at: Long Wharf, Asolo Rep and Shakespeare Theatre in D.C. Directing credits: 50 Shades! (Off-Broadway and National Tour), Far From Heaven, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, How to Succeed… Awards: Joseph Jefferson Award. Dedicated to his biggest cheerleader. Miss you Mom. SUSAN MONIZ (Madame Giry). Broadway: Grease (Sandy & Rizzo). 1st National Tour: Fun Home (Helen). Regional: Follies (Sally, Chicago Shakespeare Theater); October Sky (Elsie, world premier); Peggy Sue Got Married (Peggy, world premiere); Kismet (Joseph Jefferson Award); Into the Woods, 9 to 5, Carousel (Marriott Theatre); The Merry Widow, The Sound Of Music (Chicago Lyric Opera); Hot Mikado (Ford’s Theatre); Phantom, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Fulton Theatre); Shadowlands, Spitfire Grill (Provision Theatre); Evita, BIG (Drury Lane Theatre). TV: “Chicago PD,” A&E’s “Romance, Romance.” PHUMZILE SOJOLA (Ubaldo Piangi), is excited to join this production! Broadway: Original Cast of Cinderella

(Lord Pinkleton); The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Peter). OffBroadway: Three Mo’ Tenors. Opera: La Bohème (Rodolfo), Carmen (Don Jose), Aida (Messenger), Lost in the Stars (Leader), Lucie de Lammermoor (Edgar), Così fan tutte (Ferrando), L’etoile (Herrisson), Trouble Island (Popo), Treemonisha (Cephus), The Crucible (Giles Corey). International: La Biennale di Venezia, Opera de Lyon, Edinburgh International Festival. Thanks to my village of mentors and family especially my two hearts, AJ and Zani. SARAHGRACE MARIANI (Meg Giry) is beyond thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with The Phantom of the Opera. Credits include: An American in Paris (Ogunquit Playhouse), Had She Never Asked Me (Dance Film), New York Theatre Barn. Thanks to Tara Rubin Casting for this incredible opportunity. And, to Dad, Mom, Hannah, and Julia, and everyone in my extra large family and fantastic circle of friends, thank you for believing in me. MCKENNA BIRMINGHAM (Corps de Ballet, u/s Meg Giry). Credits: L.A. Dance Project, Kathryn Posin Dance Company, Radio City Rockette Christmas Spectacular (Clara) and Metropolitan Ballet. Awards: Dance Spirit Magazine’s “It Girl” (2007). Education: The Juilliard School (BFA), Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Dance Continuum. So many thanks to my family, friends and teachers who love and support me! STEPHEN MITCHELL BROWN (Jeweler, Passarino, u/s Ubaldo Piangi). Broadway & National Tour: Jekyll & Hyde (2013 Revival). Regional: Les Misérables (Valjean - Cleveland Critics Award – Best Actor), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven), Jane Eyre (Rochester - Suzi Bass Award – Best Actor). Special thanks: Eddie and Take 3, Merri and Tara Rubin Casting, Seth, EMG. For Mom, Dad and my everythings, Leah & Raylen. stephenmitchellbrown.com JENNA BURNS (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is extremely grateful to be joining the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. International Tour: West Side Story (Maria). Regional credits


DANIELLA DALLI (Swing, u/s Madame Giry). National Tour: The Sound of Music. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), Les Misérables (Fantine), I Do! I Do! (Agnes), Showboat (Julie LaVerne), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Molloy), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake), Allegro (Marjorie Taylor). Thanks to BRS/ Gage, Jacquelynne and Trista! Love to Franklin! www.danielladalli.com KAITLYN DAVIS (Princess, u/s Christine Daaé) is thrilled to rejoin the Phantom Company, after previously playing Christine. Stage: Lakmé, Candide (Cunegonde), Concert: Americans in Rome at Carnegie Hall. TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” Her solo EP of original music, “You Got Me,” is available everywhere digital music is sold. Love to her family, which now officially includes her husband Max. @KaitlynNicole_Davis DAN DEBENPORT (Swing). Favorites: The Sound of Music (Captain von Trapp), Les Misérables (Bishop), The Music Man (Oliver Hix, 1st Nat.). TV: “Law & Order: SVU” (Judge Aidala), three feature films. Baylor University and SWBTS grad. Special thanks to my supportive friends and family. Reach for the stars and hold fast to the Hand that hung them! MARK EMERSON (Auctioneer, u/s Monsieur André). London: Angels in America (Prior, Lyric Hammersmith). NYC: A Picture of Autumn (Mint Theater). Regional: Sunday in the Park with George, Merton of the Movies (Merton), The Wiz, Zhivago. MFA: UCSD. Love to Family and Jake! DANIELA FILIPPONE (Corps de Ballet). Credits include: The Metropolitan Opera’s Khovanshchina, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The New York Spectacular and The Bad Boys of Dance International Tour Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). Daniela is beyond excited to be joining The Phantom of the Opera! Thank you Mom, Marisa and Scott for your endless love and support. DAVID FOLEY, JR. (Monsieur Reyer, u/s Monsieur Firmin). New York/National tours: Shrek the Musical (Shrek u/s),

Forbidden Broadway, NEWSical. Film: The Flight Before Christmas (Lifetime). Favorite re­ gional credits: Nathan in Guys and Dolls (STAGES St. Louis, Kevin Kline Award nomination), Burrs in The Wild Party (freeFall Theatre Company), Marlin in Finding Nemo the Musical. David is a graduate of Boston University and a proud member of Ac­tors’ Equity Association. All my love, KD3! CHARLOTTE HOVEY (Corps de Ballet) is beyond thrilled to be making her National Tour debut with her dream show, Phantom! She studied with Boston Ballet, Ballet West, Bossov Ballet Theatre and South Shore Ballet Theatre. She then joined Columbia Classical Ballet Company at the age of 17. Regional credits: A Chorus Line (Kristine), Forum (Tintinabula), Fiddler on the Roof (Ensemble). Special thanks to family, friends and teachers for their incredible love, support and guidance. SIRI HOWARD (Swing). Broadway/ National Tour: Les Misérables, The Sound of Music, Parade. Other: Music Man (Marian); Fiddler on the Roof (Hodel); Les Misérables (Cosette); …Whorehouse (Angel); Sweeney Todd, Lincoln Center/PBS; A Little Night Music (Fredrika), Philadelphia Orchestra; South Pacific (Nellie), Gulf Coast Symphony; Omaha, NJ, Steamboat Springs Symphony. Love to Max. EDWARD JUVIER (Swing, u/s Monsieur André, u/s Ubaldo Piangi). Broadway/ Tour: Les Misérables. NY: Fanny (York) Regional/Stock: STAGES St Louis (Theater Circle, BWW Awards), Tuachan, Riverside, Theatreworks Palo Alto, Allenberry, Ivoryton, Forestburgh. Graduate of Boston Conservatory. JORDAN LOMBARDI (Corps de Ballet) is originally from Linthicum, Maryland. She has performed on multiple international tours with the Bad Boys of Dance as the principle female in the show ROCK The Ballet and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet). Jordan is excited and thankful to be making her national tour debut in Phantom. Immense love and thanks to her family and friends! MICHAEL MALIAKEL (Porter, u/s Raoul). National Tour debut! OffBroadway: Anything Can Happen: The Songs of Maury Yeston. Regional: She Loves Me (Georg), Monsoon Wedding

(Hemant - World Premier), Bernstein’s MASS. TV: “FBI” (CBS), “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” First Prize – American Traditions Vocal Competition, Third Prize – Lotte Lenya Competition. Huge thanks to HCKR and Merri at TRC. Sarah - all my love. This one’s for you, ma! @mmaliakel KATHRYN MCCREARY (Wild Woman, u/s Carlotta Giudicelli) is elated to be back in the Opera House! Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Avenue Q. NY Theatre: The New Yorkers (Encores!), Subways are for Sleeping (York Theatre), Ailey’s Revelations (City Center). Regional: …Spelling Bee (Rona); Smokey Joe’s Café (BJ); Caroline, or Change (Radio). Thanks to Dave at Hoff, John, Dewey, Dad, Jess and Mom. KathrynMcCreary.com ADRYAN MOOREFIELD (Swing) hails from the great city of Dallas, TX where he received his vocal training from Darla Thompson, Gloria Stephens and Kim Frie of DISD. He later went on to receive his dance training at the University of Oklahoma. Adryan is so thankful to be a part of this Phantom legacy. He thanks his family and friends for their continued support. SHANE OHMER (Slave Master, Assistant Dance Captain). Cincinnati born! Dance/Theater: Flashdance Natl. Tour, The Metropolitan Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Bad Boys of Dance Int. Natl. Tour, Whim W’him, River North Dance Company. Commercial: “David Letterman,” Dos Equis, GQ, Armani Exchange. So much love to my incredible family, Phantom cast/crew and CESD! @ShaneOhmer QUINTO OTT (Don Attilio) is excited to return to Phantom after having originated and played this role for nearly four years. Recent credits: world premiere new musical Treasure Island (Fulton Theatre); The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Oliver!, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (Mac-Haydn Theatre). Featured company member with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Reading: A Most Dangerous Man; An American Opera. www.quintoott.com LILY ROSE PECK (Swing, Dance Captain) is proud to be an original cast member of this production of Phantom. She received her training at The Kirov Academy of Ballet (DC), The Ailey School and American

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Ballet Theater (NYC). Additional credits: Phantom (Music Box Co.), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Santa Fe Opera. Love to Mom and Dad! HERB PORTER (Policeman in Pit, u/s Raoul) is making his National Tour debut with Phantom. Regional: West Side Story, Les Misérables, Young Frankenstein, My Fair Lady. Graduated from Denison University with a Biology degree. Columbus, OH native. Special thanks to the Phantom team and the Krasny Office. Mom, Dad, Molly and Will, this is for you. IG: @herb.porter NICHOLAS RANAURO (Slave Master) is stoked to be joining Phantom! BFA Juilliard Dance 2014. New York Theatre: Brigadoon, NYCC Encores!; Seeing You (Jim); The Broadway Dance Lab. Tours: Joseph... Dreamcoat, Elf, iLuminate. Companies: Keigwin & Company, Cia Tania Perez Salas. TV: NBC’s “Maya and Marty.” GYROTONIC® certified. Endless gratitude for his wonderful family. AUSTIN SORA (Corps de Ballet). Originally from Toronto, Canada, Austin is thrilled to be making her national tour debut in The Phantom of the Opera! Regional: A Chorus Line (Connie), Titanic. Dance: Bruce Wood Dance (Jacob’s Pillow Inside/ Out Series). Education: Marymount Manhattan College (BFA). Special thanks to my family for their love and support, and to MSA and Tara Rubin Casting for this opportunity! TARA SWEENEY (Corps de Ballet, u/s Meg Giry), a Kansas City native, is classically trained in both ballet and voice, having studied with The Kansas City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, North Carolina School of the Arts. Favorites: Spamalot (2nd Nat’l), Hello, Dolly! (Dance Captain), Steel Pier (Precious McGuire). Thank you to Ann, Ms. Jane, Niko, Mom and Dad. TRAVIS TAYLOR (Hairdresser, u/s The Phantom, u/s Monsieur André) is thrilled be a part of this spectacular show. Big shout out to Chicago, IL where he went to school and worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Theatre, Paramount Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre. Regional: Fulton Theatre, Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and Little Theatre on the Square. Enjoy the show!

STEPHEN TEWKSBURY (Monsieur LeFevre/Firechief, u/s Monsieur Firmin) comes to you directly from the Broadway Company of Kinky Boots where he completed over 1,900 performances. Other Broadway shows include Miss Saigon and The Phantom of the Opera. National Tours: The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables. Thanks to Matthew and Kim for their never-ending support. Love to Trista. CARMEN VASS (Madame Firmin, Confidante, u/s Carlotta Giudicelli). West End: Phantom (original production, 25th Anniversary Celebration - Royal Albert Hall), Mikado, Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe. Off West End: Peter Pan, Call Me Madam, 13 Days. U.K. National Tour: Phantom, Chuckles of Oz, Carl Rosa Opera Company (U.K. & U.S. tours). Web series: It’s Not Easy Being Green. Love to family and Bohemia Group. VICTOR WALLACE (Joseph Buquet, u/s The Phantom). B’way: Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia! final cast. National Tours: Les Misérables (Enjolras), Phantom (Raoul u/s). Vegas: Mamma Mia! (Sky & Sam). Regional: Dragone’s Carmen (La Jolla), The Girl in the Frame (Adirondack Theatre Festival). At Sea: RCCL’s Original Casts of Hairspray (Corny), Chicago (Billy). TV: “Y&R,” “Sunset Beach,” “Las Vegas.” BFA Ithaca College. MICKI WEINER (Swing), NYC: The Chase Brock Experience, New York Theatre Ballet. Tours: Zorro. Regional: Chase Brock’s The Nutcracker (Flat Rock Playhouse), How To Succeed (Goodspeed). Commercial: Dance On Broadway (Nintendo Wii & PS3). Assoc. Choreographer of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (Children’s Theatre Company/The Old Globe). Thanks to Take 3 and love to my family! mickiweiner.com MARGU E RITE WILLBAN KS (Wardrobe Mistress, u/s Madame Giry). Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Madame de la Grande Bouche). National Tours: A Christmas Story the Musical!, Young Frankenstein (Frau Blucher), Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Secret Garden. Regional: Man of La Mancha (Maria, TUTS), Paramour (She, Old Globe), Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins, Milwaukee Rep), Pride and Prejudice (Mrs. Bennett, NYMF).

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER (Composer/Book/Co-Orchestrator) is the composer of some of the world’s best-known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard. His production of School of Rock is the first British musical to have world premiered on Broadway. His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, the Kennedy Center Honor and a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem which contains one of his best-known compositions, “Pie Jesu.” He owns seven London theatres including the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and the London Palladium. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992 and created a life peer in 1997. He is passionate about the importance of music in education and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has become one of Britain’s leading charities supporting the arts and music. His bestselling autobiography Unmasked was published by HarperCollins in March 2018. CAMERON MACKINTOSH (Producer) has produced the three longest-running musicals in history: Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera and CATS. His acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon is now touring North America and the U.K. while his co-production with Disney of Mary Poppins returns to London’s West End in 2019. Cameron enjoys producing new versions of classic musicals such as Oliver!, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Carousel, Follies and most recently, his newly rewritten version of Half A Sixpence. In 2013, in conjunction with Working Title Films and Universal, Cameron produced the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA award-winning film of Les Misérables. He owns eight London theatres including the Victoria Palace which, after a spectacular refurbishment, is now home to the award-winning musical Hamilton, co-produced with Jeffrey Seller. Cameron was knighted in 1996; recently was the first British producer to be elected to the Theater Hall of Fame; and is the recipient of the 2017 Stephen Sondheim Award. Music


CHARLES HART (Lyrics) was born in London and educated in Maidenhead and Cambridge. He has written words for musicals (The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, The KissingDance, The Dreaming); opera (The Vampyr - BBC TV); and miscellaneous songs; as well as both words and music for television (Watching, Split Ends - Granada TV) and radio (Love Songs - BBC Radio). His Two Studies for String Quartet was performed by the Sacconi Quartet in February 2005 at London’s Purcell Room. Charles Hart’s photographs have appeared on posters and in playbills, as well as publications ranging from Attitude to the Daily Telegraph, and, in 2003, he was one of three photographers to feature in an exhibition organized by UNICEF to celebrate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. He lives and works in London.

of the Opera (U.S., U.K. tours), Oliver! (U.K. tour). Concerts: The Phantom of the Opera 25th anniversary (Royal Albert Hall, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Les Misérables 25th anniversary (O2 Arena, worldwide cinema streaming, DVD), Miss Saigon 25th anniversary (cinema release, DVD). Awards: Miss Saigon West End (Best Direction – WhatsOnStage, Broadway World awards), Miss Saigon Australia (Best Director of a Musical – Green Room Awards), Les Misérables Korea (Best Director of a Musical).

RICHARD STILGOE (Additional Lyrics and Book) has spent fifty years as a performer and writer in all forms of the performing arts. He wrote lyrics for  Cats,  Starlight Express,  The Phantom of the Opera, The Magistrate and Road Rage, and music and lyrics for Bodywork,  Brilliant the Dinosaur and Orpheus – the Mythical.  His broadcasting work has earned him the New York Radio Festival Gold Award, three Monaco Festival Prizes and the Prix Italia.   In 1997, he founded the Orpheus Centre in Surrey, where young disabled people prepare for independent living through a series of performing arts courses. He was High Sheriff of Surrey in 1998, during which year he was awarded the OBE.  He owns and drives a JCB, and has five children and eleven grandchildren.   In the Jubilee honours list of 2012, Richard was knighted for charitable service through the Alchemy Foundation.

SCOTT AMBLER, 1960–2018 (Choreographer). As a member of Matthew Bourne’s company since 1991, Scott created many roles including The Prince in Swan Lake. Choreography includes The Hostage (RSC); Mrs Hartley and the Growth Centre (BBC); I Giganti della Montagne and La Calisto (Musica nel Chiostro - Batignano); Die Stein der Weisen (Garsington); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); Enron (Chichester/ RoyalCourt/West End/Broadway); Sondheim’s Passion (Donmar Warehouse); Earthquakes in London (National Theatre/U.K. Tour); Lord of the Flies (New Adventures Theatre Royal Glasgow); The Merchant of Venice (RSC); Decade (Headlong); The Phantom of the Opera (U.K. Tour); Chariots of Fire (Hampstead/Gielgud - Olivier Nominee); Richard II (BBC); Der Zigeunerbaron (Stadttheater Klagenfurt); This House (National Theatre); #AIWW (Hampstead); Candide (RSC); Wonderland (Hampstead); Oppenheimer (RSC/ Vaudeville); The Wasp (Hampstead Downstairs/Trafalgar Studios); King John (Royal and Derngate/ Shakespeare’s Globe); Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Crucible); Medea (Almeida); Hapgood (Hampstead). Scott was an Associate Artist with Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. In March 2018, Scott Ambler was honored with the permanent title of Founder Artistic Associate by Matthew Bourne and New Adventures.

LAURENCE CONNOR (Director). Theatre: Joseph…Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Chess (ENO West End), School of Rock (Broadway, West End, U.S. tour), Les Misérables (Broadway, West End, worldwide, U.S. tour), Miss Saigon (West End, U.S and U.K. tours, worldwide), Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K. arena tour, Australia), the entirely new stage production of The Phantom

PAUL BROWN, 1960–2017 (Set Design). Born in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, Paul trained under Percy Harris, Motley design course. Theatre credits include: As You Desire Me, The Country Wife, The Sea, Marguerite (West End); The Tempest, Naked, Richard II, Coriolanus, King Lear, Platonov (Almeida); Emperor and Galilean, The False Servant, Oedipus (National

Theatre); Hamlet (Tokyo); Giselle (La Scala). Opera credits include: Otello (Zurich); Aida (Bregenzer Festspiele); Die Gezeichneten (Teatro Massimo, Palermo); The Fairy Queen, Pelleas et Melisande, Lulu, The Turn of the Screw, Don Giovanni (Glyndebourne Festival Opera); Mitridate, re di Ponto, Falstaff, Tosca, I Masnadieri, The Midsummer Marriage (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); King Arthur (Chatelet); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Moses und Aron (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Die Zauberflöte (Salzburg); Peter Grimes, Parsifal (Paris Opera); Don Carlos (Sydney); Tristan und Isolde (Deutsche Oper, Berlin); Rigoletto (Madrid); Thais (Chicago); Katya Kabanova, Lucio Silla, The Tempest, The Marriage of Figaro (Santa Fe); L’incoronazione di Poppea (Bologna); La Traviata (Arena di Verona); Anna Bolena (Verona); Mephistopheles (Amsterdam); The Magic Flute (Bolshoi); Die Frau ohne Schatten, Elektra (Mariinsky, St Petersburg); He Had It Coming, Fidelio (Birmingham Opera Company); Tannhauser (San Francisco); Zemire et Azor, Tom Jones (Drottningholm Court Theatre); Vanessa (Los Angeles). Films include: Up at the Villa. MARIA BJÖRNSON®, 1949–2002 (Costume Designer). In 1990, she was awarded The Observer’s Experts’ Expert, the Theatre Designers’ Designer and in 1999, the 19th Franco Abbiati Prize. She received numerous awards for The Phantom of the Opera designs, two Tony® Awards, two Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, two Drama Critics’ Awards, for Best Costume and Set. Musical theatre also includes: Aspects of Love (London and Broadway) and Follies (Shaftesbury). Theatre includes: The Cherry Orchard (RNT); The Blue Angel, Camille, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Way of the World (RSC); Plenty, Phèdre, Britannicus, The Lulu Plays (Almeida); Hedda Gabler (Duke of York’s). Opera includes: Don Giovanni, Sleeping Beauty, Kátya Kabanová, Der Rosenkavalier (ROH); Macbeth (La Scala); Cosi fan tutte (Glyndebourne); Carmen, Die Walkure, Toussaint L’Ouverture (ENO); The Queen of Spades (Netherlands Opera); The Janá’ek Cycle (WNO/ Scottish Opera). Winner 1979 and 1988, Golden Troika Quadrennial Awards Prague. Maria died in 2002. MariaBjornson.com

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PAULE CONSTABLE (Lighting Designer) has designed productions for all the major U.K. companies including Follies, Angels in America and The Red Barn for the National Theatre and the 25th anniversary concert of Les Miz at the O2.Awards: Tony Awards for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, War Horse, four Olivier Awards, L.A. Critics Circle Awards, New York Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk Award and Helpmann Award. Opera includes Cav and Pag and Roberto Devereux at the Met; dance includes The Red Shoes and Sleeping Beauty for Matthew Bourne.

tion of Richard Strauss’ Die Frau ohne Schatten (Mariinsky Theatre) that won Golden Mask Awards for Best Opera Production and Best Design. Recent live events include: Wella’s ITVA Awards and trend catwalk show in Paris; illuminations at St. Martin-in-theFields, London, for the new St John’s Bible launch; projection design for the opening ceremony of the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Doha; and a courtyard installation for Hermes in the Musee de la Chasse in Paris. Forthcoming projects include: The Flying Dutchman (ENO) and La Boheme (WNO).

MICK POTTER (Sound Designer). has designed the sound for over 100 musicals worldwide including Broadway and West End productions of School of Rock (Drama Desk Award nominee), Les Misérables (Tony Award nominee, Helpmann Award), The Phantom of the Opera (Parneli Award), Miss Saigon, Evita, The Woman in White (Olivier Award), Bombay Dreams, Saturday Night Fever, Sunset Boulevard, From Here to Eternity, Betty Blue Eyes, The Wizard of Oz, Love Never Dies (Green Room Award), Sister Act, Joseph…, Zorro, The Sound of Music, Half a Sixpence and Cats.

PAUL KIEVE (Illusion Consultant). West End includes: Ghost - the Musical (and Broadway), Matilda, Zorro, The Tempest, The Lord of the Rings, Our House, The Witches of Eastwick, Scrooge, The Witches, The Woman in White. RSC: The Winter’s Tale, The Cherry Orchard, The Tempest (Sam Mendes). National Theatre: Theatre of Blood, La Grande Magia, Mrs Affleck, Her Naked Skin. Opera: L’Heure Espagnole (ROH); Das Rheingold (Strasbourg); Macbeth (Hamburg). Ballet: Alice in Wonderland (Royal Ballet & ENB); Aladdin (Scottish Ballet). Arena tours: Holiday on Ice, Batman Live. TV: “Cranford,” “I’d Do Anything,” BBC’s “History of Magic,” “Heroes of Magic.” Film: Hugo, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Book: Hocus Pocus (Bloomsbury). Received British Magical Society Award for outstanding contribution to magic and is a gold star member of the Inner Magic Circle. stageillusion.com

CHRISTINE ROWLAND (Costume Coordinator for the late Maria Björnson®) has worked in both subsidized and commercial theatre. She was resident costume supervisor at the National Theatre for several years and was head of costume at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Work for Cameron Mackintosh includes: Carousel (London, New York, Japan); Oliver! (London, Toronto, Sydney); The Witches of Eastwick (London, Melbourne); My Fair Lady (London, U.S. Tour) and Mary Poppins (London, New York). Other musicals include: The Secret Garden (RSC, London); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London, New York) and Gypsy (New York). NINA DUNN (Video & Projection Design, for Knifedge). Recent projects for theatre and opera include: Aida (Royal Albert Hall); Backbeat (Duke of York’s Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Mariinsky Theatre); Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre); Northern Ballet’s Cleopatra; The Armstrong and Miller Live U.K. comedy tour and Katy Brand’s U.K. comedy tour (Mick Perrin); and this produc-

ANGELA COBBIN (Hair and Wig Creator). Ms. Cobbin’s extensive career includes Madame Tussaud’s, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and National Theatre, where productions include Guys and Dolls, Richard III and The Madness of George III. Royal Shakespeare Theatre: The Seagull and The Beckets. West End: The Iceman Cometh, Lulu, Ivanov, Orpheus Descending, To the Green Fields Beyond, The Graduate, Chicago, Lenny, Jesus Christ Superstar, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Ragtime. For Cameron Mackintosh: The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins (London, New York, Holland, Tours), Betty Blue Eyes, Les Misérables (2011), The Phantom of the Opera (2012 U.K. tour), Oliver (U.K. tour). Bregenz Festival: Fidelio and Porgy and

Bess. Film: Saint Ex and Clandestine Marriage. Television: “Spitting Image,” “Bramwell” and “Dylan Thomas­ — Return Journey.” “Best wig I’ve ever seen” —Barry Humphries. DAVID CULLEN (Orchestrations) is best known as the orchestrator of musicals in London and New York, particularly those of Andrew Lloyd Webber: Cats, Starlight Express, Song and  Dance, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, By  Jeeves, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful  Game,  The Phantom of the Opera, The Woman in White, Love Never Dies  and, most recently,  The Wizard of Oz.  Other musicals he has orchestrated include:  Abbacadabra, Children of Eden, Shogun the Musical, Stepping Out, Edna - the Spectacle and some London revivals:  Can-Can, The Baker’s Wife,  Carmen Jones  and the Donmar production of Parade. Records which he has  arranged include: the  America  album by the  King’s Singers,Christmas With Kiri  by Kiri Te  Kanawa,  I Am What I Am  by Shirley Bassey and  A Different Hat  with Paul Carrack and the RPO.    He provided orchestrations for  Geppetto  and  Cinderella  and the  movie of  The Phantom of the Opera. JOHN RIGBY (Musical Supervisor). Dr. John Rigby is a conductor, musical supervisor and musicologist who gained his PhD from Kings College London and been awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts from Edge Hill University. Musical Supervision credits include: Joseph…Dreamcoat (London Palladium), Chess (ENO West End), School of Rock (London, US Tour, Australia, Korea); The Phantom of the Opera (UK and US Tours); Jesus Christ Superstar (World Arena Tour); Les Misérables (Korea); Miss Saigon (London); The Producers (UK Tour) and The King and I (UK Tour). As musical director his West End credits include: An American in Paris, Beautiful and Damned, The Drowsy Chaperone, The King and I, The Last Empress, Marguerite, Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Peter Pan, The Pirates of Penzance, The Producers, and Sinatra at the Palladium. Additionally, he was musical director for the German productions of Miss Saigon and Starlight Express. He has also conducted Carmen Jones (Royal Festival Hall); Carousel (Opera North); Die Fledermaus (Opera


Production Overseen by MATTHEW BOURNE. Matthew Bourne is widely hailed as the U.K.’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production (Swan Lake), a five-time Olivier Award winner and the only British director to have won the Tony® Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical. He has been Artistic Director of New Adventures (formally Adventures in Motion Pictures) since 1987. During this time, Bourne has created new audiences for dance with groundbreaking work both at home and internationally, including Nutcracker!, Highland Fling, Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Man, Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray and Sleeping Beauty. Bourne choreographed several major revivals of classic musicals including Cameron Mackintosh’s productions of Oliver! (1994 and 2009) and My Fair Lady (2002). In 2004, Bourne co-directed (with Richard Eyre) and choreographed (with Stephen Mear) the West End and Broadway musical, Mary Poppins. THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP (Producer) was founded in 1977 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is wholly owned by him. At the heart of RUG’s business are the musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations, Tell Me on a Sunday, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Boys in the Photograph, The Woman in White,  Love Never Dies and Stephen Ward.  In addition to his own musicals, Andrew’s productions include A. R. Rahman’s  Bombay Dreams,  the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic The Sound of Music  and  The Wizard of Oz  (London Palladium and Toronto). The Really Useful Group is an international entertainment company, with offices in London and Sydney that produce and coordinate Lloyd Webber’s works throughout the world. The com-

pany’s theatre and concert production, recording, merchandising, music publishing and licensing divisions provide specialized services for Lloyd Webber’s works and also to other producers and authors. SETH SKLAR-HEYN (Associate Director). Broadway: Miss Saigon, Les Misérables (Executive Producer); The Phantom of the Opera (Production Supervisor); Miss Saigon, Evita, A Little Night Music, Finian’s Rainbow, Good Vibrations (Associate Director); Mary Stuart, Rock’n’Roll, Frost/Nixon (Assistant Director); The Coast of Utopia (Assistant to the Director). National Tours: Miss Saigon, The Phantom of the Opera (Executive Producer and Associate Director); Billy Elliot (Resident Director). Seth directed the national tours of Frost/ Nixon and Evita (2012 revival). Seth serves as Executive Producer for Cameron Mackintosh Inc. in NY. Graduate of Vassar College. NINA GOLDMAN (Associate Choreographer). Broadway: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Contact, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes, The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Belle Epoque, The Dybbuk, Bloomergirl. Regional: The Little Dancer (Kennedy Center), The Shape She Makes (ART), The Great Lakes Theater Festival. U.K.: Matthew Bourne’s Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man, Garsington Opera’s Death in Venice, Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis. Dance: National Ballet of Canada, Feld Ballets, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal. Film/TV: “Swan Lake 3D”, “The Metamorphosis”, “Fame”. Hunter College Faculty. MA Hunter College. JAMIE JOHNS (Musical Director) C o m p o s e r/c o n d u c t o r/ p i a n i s t , Jamie’s new set of piano pieces, “Calendar,” is available on iTunes. Previously: Resident Music Director - Skylight Opera Theatre; Director of Opera and Musical Theatre University of Wisconsin; Education Director – Orlando Opera. Regional Opera: Romeo et Juliette; Carmen; The Marriage of Figaro; La Traviata. Regional musical theater: Avenue Q; No, No, Nanette; Rent; Cabaret; The Last Five Years. jamiejohnsmusic.com. MAX QUINLAN (Resident Director). Les Misérables (Broadway). Director: Detroit (Guild Hall, East Hampton), Ragtime (Brooklyn Players Theatre).

Max serves as a Musical Theatre audition coach in New York City. As a performer, he has been seen on Broadway (Les Misérables), National Tours (Evita, Ragtime) and Regional (The Marriott Theatre, Drury Lane Oakbrook, MSMT, TATC, Ravinia and The MUNY). Proud member of AEA and graduate of CCM. Love and thanks to his wife, dog, family and friends. maxquinlan.net TARA RUBIN CASTING (Casting). Selected Broadway: King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, …Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Café; Jersey Boys; Here Lies Love; Love, Loss and What I Wore. Selected Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Asolo Rep. www.tararubincasting.com JUSTIN A. SWEENEY (Company Manager). Broadway: Monty Python’s Spamalot, Roundabout Theatre Company. National Tours: Movin’ Out (First National), Les Misérables 25th Anniversary. American Ballet Theatre: national and international tours, including Cuba and Oman. Shout out to Jackson. SETH F. BARKER (Production Stage Manager) is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and happy to tour with The Phantom of the Opera. Previous Tours include: Finding Neverland, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 1st Nat’l of War Horse, Blue Man Group, Hairspray, Rent and Cirque du Soleil’s big top show Corteo. Many thanks for the love and support from his friends and family. sethbarker.com MITCHELL B. HODGES (Stage Manager) Broadway: Cabaret, Twelfth Night and Richard III. Tours: Matilda, Once, Les Misérables 25th Anniversary, Million Dollar Quartet, Phantom of the Opera (Music Box Co.), West Side Story and We Will Rock You. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Music Theatre of Wichita. Love to Edwin and my Parents. Go Blue!!

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LIZZ BENDER (Assistant Stage Manager) is a proud graduate of Cornell University. Tours: The Sound of Music, Elf (AEA Company), Beauty and the Beast (Europe & Asia tour) and Blue Man Group. Off-Broadway: Blue Man Group Astor Place. Regional: Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Disgraced (Fulton Theatre). Many thanks to her family for their love and support. AMANDA M. STUART (Assistant Stage Manager) is very excited to be making her National Tour Debut with Phantom! Currently, she is also a SM for Jersey Boys in NYC. She has traveled by land & sea working at NSMT, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Transcendence Theatre Company and Westchester Broadway Theatre, amongst others. Forever love and gratitude to my family. BROADWAY BOOKING OFFICE NYC (Tour Booking, Engagement Management, Press and Marketing) is a leading theatrical tour booking, marketing and press company representing awardwinning musicals and plays. Currently: Jersey Boys, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Bronx Tale, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Sting starring in The Last Ship, Be More Chill, The Ferryman, Potted Potter, The Heroin Diaries Musical, The Crown Dual, The New Colossus, the Lythgoe Family Panto productions including Aladdin and His Winter Wish and A Cinderella Christmas, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies. bbonyc.com SETH WENIG (Executive Producer) has been with NETworks since its inception in 1995. He spearheaded the international tours of Fosse starring Ben Vereen and Ruthie Henshall. Seth has produced the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and the National Theatre production of War Horse. Together with Cameron Mackintosh, Seth served as Executive Producer for both the U.S. and U.K. tours of the National Theatre’s My Fair Lady, the 25th Anniversary U.S. Tour of Les Misérables, the new The Phantom of the Opera tour, Miss Saigon, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group and The Band’s Visit. He is most proud of his greatest productions – Marlo and Camden.

NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS (Producer), from its inception over 20 years ago, has been an industry leading producer and manager of touring musical theatre productions and remains committed to delivering quality entertainment to audiences worldwide. Having toured over 70 productions internationally, NETworks’ current and upcoming touring productions include Cameron Mackintosh’s The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, A Bronx Tale, Blue Man Group, Fiddler on the Roof, Once On This Island, Nickelodeon’s The SpongeBob Musical, Waitress, Cameron Mackintosh’s Miss Saigon and The Band’s Visit.

STAFF FOR The Phantom of the Opera GENERAL MANAGEMENT Gentry & Associates, Inc. Gregory Vander Ploeg, Nicole Gehring, Jamey Jennings, Steve Varon, Pearce Landry-Wegener PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT NETworks Presentations LLC Jason Juenker Hector Guivas, Emma Downey, Evan Rooney, Walker White COMPANY MANAGER Justin A. Sweeney ASSOCIATE COMPANY MANAGER Katie Cortez TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS AND MARKETING Broadway Booking Office NYC Steven Schnepp Kent McIngvale, Jenny Bates, David Freeland Zach Stevenson, Sean Mackey, Stacey Burns Danny Knaub, Rachel Peterson, Phil Della Noce NATIONAL PRESS REPRESENTATION The Publicity Office Marc Thibodeau, Michael Borowski CASTING Tara Rubin Casting Tara Rubin CSA, Merri Sugarman CSA, Eric Woodall CSA, Kaitlin Shaw CSA, Lindsay Levine CSA, Scott Anderson ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR Seth Sklar-Heyn PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Seth F. Barker SUPERVISORY PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Trinity Wheeler PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR............. JASON JUENKER UK PRODUCTION MANAGER................SPENCER NEW RESIDENT DIRECTOR.................................MAX QUINLAN Stage Manager.........................................Mitchell B. Hodges Ass’t. Stage Managers...Lizz Bender, Amanda M. Stuart UK Technical Stage Manager....................Paul Whittaker Fight Director............................................................ Joe Bostik Fight Captain.....................................................Mark Emerson Casting Directors................Tara Rubin, Merri Sugarman Casting Associate.................................................Kaitlin Shaw Casting Assistant..........................................Scott Anderson Production Assistants.............................Stephanie Halbedel, Sarah Helgesen UK Draftsman............................................... Timothy Crowdy US Assoc. Scenic Designer......................Christine Peters UK Production Carpenter............................ Damien Soper UK Production Technician.....................Richard Paterson UK Automation Programmer.............................Andy Biles UK Properties Supervisor............................. Jonathan Hall UK Assoc. Lighting Designer.............................Rob Casey US Assoc. Lighting Designer........................ Karen Spahn UK Production Electrician...................................Ian Moulds US Production Electrician......................Brendan Quigley Automated Lighting Programmer...........Tommy Hague Projection Animation Programmer.............. Ben Pearcy UK Assoc. Sound Designer.............................Adam Fisher US Assoc. Sound Designer...........................Josh Hummel UK Production Sound Engineer....................Sean Lawler

UK Costume Supervisor...................Roxanne Armstrong US Costume Associate.....................................Sam Fleming US Costume Supervisor................................Jimm Halliday US Asst. Costume Supervisors...............John Saunders, Eric Franzen Hair and Wig Creator....................................Angela Cobbin US Hair and Wig Coordinator........................Gary Martori UK Wig and Make-up Supervisor................Helen Keane Illusion Consultant....................................................Paul Kieve Music Preparation................David Hague, Dakota Music Music Contractor.................................................... John Miller Keyboard Programming............................ Stuart Andrews Asst. Keyboard Programmer.........................Dave Weiser Production Carpenter........................... Corey Krolikowski Advance Carpenters......Buzz Harris, Andrew Cappelli Head Carpenter................................................ Jason B. Duke Automation Carpenter.......................................Archie Chan Carpenter..................................................................Nicole Reed Ass’t. Automation / Carpenter.................... Adam Farber Flyman.......................................................D. Alexander Forrest Load Out Carpenter..............................................Mark Olson Head Electrician......................................................Lionel Riley Ass’t. Electrician........................................................ Mike Berg Ass’t. Electrician/Pyro Tech............ Duncan McPherson Advance Electricians...................................Matthew Nowak, Justin Petito, Eric Rimes Head Audio...................................................................Brian Rau Ass’t. Audio...........................................Maximillian Peterson Advance Audio......................................................Shelly Franz Head Props....................................................Brittany Maxwell Ass’t. Props.................................................Marklan Fleshman Crew Swing............................................................ Mitch Chvala Head Wardrobe.................................................Sally M. Howe Ass’t. Wardrobe...............................................Lisa Leonhardt Star Dresser................................................................Erin Haney Head Wigs........................................................ Amanda Levens Ass’t. Wigs........................................................... Marcia Willard Make-up Supervisor......................................Rudy Guerrero Hair and Makeup Sub................................... Elaine Jarzabski Entertainment Safety Consultant................Scott Oxman, Oxman Safety Physical Therapy Consultant................ Carolyn Lawson, NEURO Tour Print/Advertising Design..........................................Dewynters, Emily Balawejder Radio and Television Spot Production...........Steam UK Website.........................................................................Dewynters Social Media......The Really Useful Group, Serino Coyne Production Photography................................Alastair Muir, Matthew Murphy Merchandising.........................Platypus Productions, LLC Merchandise Manager............................... Nathan Gardner Accounting...........................NETworks Presentations LLC Tour Accountant....................................... Laura Carey, CLA Legal Services................................F. Richard Pappas, Esq. HR and Payroll Services.............Human Resources, Inc. Insurance........................................ Maury, Donnelly & Parr – Bob Middleton, Meghan Coleman Travel Agency................................Carlson Wagonlit Travel Accommodations..........................................................Lisa Morris, Road Concierge an ALTOUR Company Technical Production Accounting......Janice Anderson International Freight.......................... Jackie Jupp Project Management, Ltd. US Warehousing and Freight services........................................Shockwave Cargo Trucking.................................................................Clark Transfer For Cameron Mackintosh LTD Directors................................................ Cameron Mackintosh Nicholas Allott Alan Finch Richard Johnston Robert Noble Richard Knibb Deputy Managing Director...........................Robert Noble Chief Financial Officer.................................. Richard Knibb Executive Producer.............................Thomas Schönberg Technical Director...................................... Jerry Donaldson Licensing Manager..............................................Maria Baxter Head of Marketing............................................David Dolman Head of Casting................................................... Paul Wooller Head of Music............................................. Stephen Metcalfe Assistant to Cameron Mackintosh................Jane Austin Assistant to Nicholas Allott......................... Claire Delfont Assistant to Alan Finch and Robert Noble......................................................Zory Mishchiy Licensing Assistant.............................................. Jen Mitchell Technical Coordinator..................................... Molly Crewes For Cameron Mackintosh, Inc. Managing Director........................................ Nicholas Allott Executive Producer....................................Seth Sklar-Heyn Production Associate......................................Shidan Majidi For The Really Useful Group Directors............................................ Andrew Lloyd Webber Madeleine Lloyd Webber Chairman......................................................Mark Wordsworth President.......................................................... Jessica Koravos Senior Vice President Production......................Tim Leist Head of Music......................................................David Wilson


For NETworks Presentations Chief Executive Officer.......................................Ken Gentry President........................................................................Orin Wolf Chief Financial Officer...........................Scott W. Jackson Chief Operating Officer.........Jennifer Ardizzone-West Chief Producing Officer.................................... Seth Wenig Executive Producers..... Charlie Stone,Trinity Wheeler Director of Administration...............................Curt Owens Executive Assistant to the President....................................... Hannah Rosenthal Senior Director of Finance................................ John Kinna Controller......................................................... Jennifer Gifford Director of Tour Accounting.....................Laura S. Carey Tax Director.............................................................Pat Guerieri Associate Tax Accountant........................ Kim Ngan Tran Health and Safety Coordinator...............Emma Downey Senior Director, Booking and Engagements............................................Mary K. Witte Director, Booking and Engagements......... Colin Byrne Booking and Administrative Assistant............................................................. Jenny Wallisch Director of Marketing/PR..............................Heather Hess Senior Director, General Management.....................Gregory Vander Ploeg General Managers.......................................Elisabeth Bayer, Jamey Jennings, Steve Varon Associate General Manager......Pearce Landry-Wegener General Manager Associate..................... Nicole Gehring Senior Director, Production Management............................ Jason Juenker Senior Production Manager.......................Hector Guivas Production Managers..................................Emma Downey, Evan Rooney, Walker White Music Coordinator...............................................John Mezzio IT Manager....................................................................Tim Pizza Office Manager............................................ Buddy Piccolino Office Assistant....................................................Carol Jewell Warehosue Manager..............................................Brad Korff Warehouse Costume Manager......Bobby Maglaughlin Rehearsed at New 42

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Credits Scenery constructed and painted by Bay Productions, TR2, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Souvenir Scenic Studio, Art Deco Exim, Howard Eaton Lighting, Ltd. Wild Creations; Scenery Engineering by Delstar Engineering, Silicon Theatre Scenery, Eeldfab; Painted drops provided by Cardiff Theatrical Services, Richard Nutbourne; Additional Scenery by Gerriets International, Gordon Aldred, Rose Brand; Set Electrics by Howard Eaton Lighting, Ltd.; Automation by Silicon Theater Scenery; Rigging by Christie Lights; Rehearsal Set constructed by Scenic Solutions; Clothes painted by Richard Nutbourne, Cardiff Theatrical Services, Bay Productions; Lighting Equipment provided by Christie Lights; Sound Equipment provided by Sound Associates; Sound and Lighting towers provided by Adirondack Studios; Stage Properties provided by MarcusHall Props, MDM, Russell Beck Studio, Paul Harding, C&C Woodcraft, Nicola Kileen Textiles, Catherine Goodley, Rorschach Prop FX, Alex Goacher, Make Stuff, Ltd, Kevin Brookes; Additional props provided by Moonboots; Prosthetics by Prosthetics Renaissance; Pyro and Special Effects by J&M Special Effects; Hats by Sean Barret, Jenny Adey. ‘The Toilet of Venus’ by Francois Boucher reproduced by kind permission of

the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence. ©Photo SCALA, Florence 2012. ‘Section of a Salon’ by Louis-Gustave Taraval reproduced by kind permission of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution/Art Resource, NY/Scala, Florence. ©Photo SCALA, Florence 2012. ‘A Summer Pastoral’ by Francois Boucher reproduced by kind permission of the Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London.

DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT IN ITS 2019/20 BROADWAY SEASON

Special Thanks To Norbert Mongeon; Providence Performing Arts Center City of Providence, RI This performance is dedicated to the following members of the Phantom family: Mark Clark, Head Audio. To the memory of the visionary whose design makes our Paris Opera House come to life each night on stage, our Set Designer, Paul Brown. To the memory of the man who not only moved our bodies on stage, but our hearts as well, our choreographer, Scott Ambler. Tax and Financial Consulting, Accounting Services CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Brian Enverso, Kathleen Thies

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• CHILDREN 6+ are welcome in our theatres and must be ticketed.

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www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com Facebook @ThePhantomOfTheOpera Twitter @PhantomOnTour Instagram @PhantomTour The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Backstage and Front of the House Employees are represented by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre. The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians. The Director and Choreographer are members of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. The Theatre Managers, Press Agents, and Company Managers employed in this production are represented by the Association of Theatrical Press Agents This production is produced by a member of The Broadway League in collaboration with our professional union-represented employees.

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It’s 10 minutes to show time at Blue Man Group, and the noise in the theatre is so loud it feels like a rock concert. People are boisterous, anticipation is high, the buzz is electric. And when the Blue Men appear, the audience screams with delight. How often do you see theatre audiences so revved up at the end of most shows, let alone before one has even begun? The decibel level rises as the evening goes on. By the end, the atmosphere is euphoric. Why all the excitement? It’s impossible to say exactly. Blue Man Group is totally off the grid — a contemporary comedic piece, performed by three silent, bald-and-blue characters who engage in a variety of set pieces ranging from primitive to sophisticated that combine music, comedy, science, technology and mind-boggling creativity with something for everyone. Yet after 27 years observing humanity, today’s show is a fresh approach. “It’s Blue Man Group’s continued commitment to push boundaries, and think bigger and bolder with every new exploration, that excites me most about this opportunity,” said new director Jenny Koons. “Speechless will feature material that fosters communal moments, debut the evolution of our tube-based instruments to support all new music, and include largescale audience participation.” Amid the riot of colors and music, the eating and flying food, are the LED screens displaying sometimes silly, sometimes witty, sometimes thought-provoking messages. There also is a sonorous pre-recorded voice guiding the audience through a variety of topics such as modern plumbing, technology and choreography. But Speechless continues to be mostly visual. The Men are mute by choice. “It is my hope that this show will deliver on its name, said Koons, “and continue Blue Man Group’s legacy to transcend words and inspire audiences through non-verbal connections.”

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The Denver Post is proud to support the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, both through sponsorship of its acclaimed theatre productions as well as with grant funding through The Denver Post Community Foundation. Our longstanding partnership with DCPA has given countless individuals of all ages the opportunity to experience and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts. The Denver Post Community Foundation believes in giving back to the communities in which it serves and proudly supports hundreds of nonprofits’ programs and events. Support is given in many ways: through The Denver Post Community Foundation, employee volunteering, and in-kind advertising. Last year, more than $6,000,000 in value was contributed. The Denver Post Community Foundation, a recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit agency, raises funds through individual and corporate donations, through five unique Signature Events and Programs and through its annual holiday campaign, Season To Share. The overall mission is to improve and enrich the lives of those in our community through support of programs that benefit arts and culture; children and youth; education and literacy; and the provision of basic human services. To date, including recent Season To Share grants issued this spring, more than $4,886,750.00 has been raised and distributed. • Signature Events and Programs These well-established events and programs have become staples in the community with many lasting more than 30 years. They offer partners, participants and volunteers something unique each year. They include: Ride The Rockies and Pedal The Plains Bicycle Tours, Pen & Podium Literary Author Series, Passport To The Arts, and the Colorado State Spelling Bee. • The Denver Post Season To Share The Denver Post Season To Share holiday fundraising campaign is a program of The Denver Post Community Foundation with Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation as the matching partner for the 2019/20 campaign. This past spring, $1,645,000.00 was granted to 54 metro Denver nonprofits, thanks to 4,000 kind donors and a generous match from DaVita. These grantees focus on program specific guidelines of children and youth, health and wellness, homelessness and hunger. Together We Can Make A Difference • denverpostcommunity.com

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Applause Magazine, November 6-17, 2019  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Applause Magazine, November 6-17, 2019  

In-theater magazine produced for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts

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