The Phantom of the Opera has come to Hobart and this musical gem is yours to discover at the historic Theatre Royal if you are passing through – the theatre stars in our present ‘Go Behind The Scenery‘ TV advert.
It's likely you'll be familiar with this world-famous production, composed by the prolific Andrew Lloyd Webber – composer of many other revered productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Starlight Express and more. He has also composed film scores as well as produced other shows and won Grammys, Tonys, Emmys, and even an Oscar.
This time around, Craig Wellington Productions is putting on this fantastical show, with the Tasmanian Theatre Unit Trust in association with the Old Nick Company Inc also getting on board for a piece of the action.
This performance is going to be great for anyone who wants to check out the local thespian talent – it is most certainly alive and well in Tasmania, as this show is made up of almost 40 Tasmanians, not to mention an orchestra made up of 27 talented musicians.
Its season at Hobart's Theatre Royal began on August 9, but there is still a chance to catch this great performance which runs until August 24.
NEWSFLASH – season extended until 31 August!
Prices range from $89-99 and as it's a three-hour show, this is a whole night's worth of entertainment. By mainland standards, a bargain.
Its special effects are sure to be a highlight of this performance with sound effects, smoke and lighting all a part of the Phantom's wonder – but you might want to keep the kids at home, it's not suitable for under-10s – and those under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Make sure you catch this show before its season ends – not only will you enjoy the amazing performance but you'll be supporting local Tasmanian talent as well.