AACC to perform Phantom of the Opera

| March 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gabe Taylor, who plays the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” rehearses a duet with Laura Sparks, who plays the role of Christine Daae, to accompaniment by the director of the show, Douglas Brandt Byerly, chair of AACC’s performing arts department. AACC is presenting the show through special arrangements with R&H Library. For information about tickets for the April production, visit http://www.aacc.edu/theater or contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or mail to:boxoffice@aacc.edu.

Gabe Taylor, who plays the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” rehearses a duet with Laura Sparks, who plays the role of Christine Daae, to accompaniment by the director of the show, Douglas Brandt Byerly, chair of AACC’s performing arts department. AACC is presenting the show through special arrangements with R&H Library. For information about tickets for the April production, visit http://www.aacc.edu/theater or contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or mail to:[email protected]

Transport yourself back to the Paris Opera House a hundred years ago when Theatre at AACC presents “The Phantom of the Opera” April 17-26, in the Robert E. Kauffman Theater of the Pascal Center for Performing Arts on AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Click here to get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viO3IcqbeIQ&feature=youtu.be *

Based on the classic novel, “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, “The Phantom of the Opera” is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. AACC’s production is made possible through special arrangements with R&H Library.

“The Phantom of the Opera” tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command. Its sensational score includes “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “Masquerade” and the title song.

Under direction by Douglas Brandt Byerly, chair of the AACC Performing Arts department, the cast includes Laura Sparks as Christine Daae, Gabe Taylor as the Phantom, Emily Sergo as Carlotta, Kevin Cleaver as Andre, Leonard Gilbert as Firmin, Tania Rose Bindhoff as Madame Firmin, Lucy Bobbin as Meg, Jeffrey Walter as Raoul and Steve McClure as Piangi. Set design is by Sean Urbantke, assistant professor of performing arts, and Kristin Clippard, adjunct instructor of performing arts, is producer.

Tickets cost $25 general admission; $15 AACC employees, active military, senior citizens, groups, outside students and children under 10; and $5 AACC students who make purchases prior to April 16 and who have a valid AACC student ID.

For tickets, visit http://www.aacc.edu/performingarts/artspass.cfm or contact the AACC Box Office, 410-777-2457 or [email protected]. For curtain times and additional information about the production, visit www.aacc.edu/theater.

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