ENCINITAS – Encinitas-based Ovation Theatre presents North County San Diego’s first ever community production of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Featuring a talented cast of performers from across San Diego, stunning sets and costumes, and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s haunting score, Ovation Theatre’s six-show run of the beloved, award-winning musical opens Aug. 4 in San Marcos.
Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, Broadway's “The Phantom of the Opera” is a thrilling and romantic account of the legendary Phantom, a musical genius who dwells deep beneath a majestic opera house in Paris. With its record-breaking Broadway run, Phantom has become a cultural tour de force, and one of the most successful musicals of all time.
Ovation Theatre’s production of “The Phantom of the Opera” is directed by the award-winning husband and wife team of Artistic Director Pamela Laurent and Music Director Scott Gregory – who previously performed together in the international Broadway production in Hamburg, Germany – with choreography by Natalie Nucci and Reka Gyulai.
Nick Siljander leads as the mysterious Phantom who becomes obsessed with the beautiful and talented chorus girl Christine Daae, played by Broadway San Diego Awards semi-finalist Evelyn Berry. Rounding out the show’s powerhouse principal cast are Jack Stuhley as Christine’s childhood sweetheart Raoul, Vicomte de Changy, Cole Chinn and Sean Sullivan as opera co-managers Richard Firmin and Gilles Andre, Katie Lawrence and Brian Imoto as resident prima donna Carlotta Giudicelli and leading tenor Ubaldo Piangi, Broadway San Diego Awards finalist Sage Taylor as ballet mistress Madame Giry and Nicole Warkentien as Christine’s best friend, Meg.
“Returning to Phantom after 25 years and having the opportunity to share our deep knowledge of the show with this insanely talented cast has been an amazing and rewarding experience for Scott and me,” commented Laurent. “We’ve taken great care with this production, striving to get every detail just right to create a rich experience for our performers and for the community of North San Diego. We can’t wait for audiences to see this show!”
The Phantom of the Opera will be playing at the Howard Brubeck Theatre located at Palomar College in San Marcos Aug. 4-6 and Aug. 11-13. For tickets, showtimes and more information, visit https://www.ovationtheatre.org/phantom. Get a sneak peek into the production and rehearsals on Instagram @ovationtheatreshows and Facebook @ovationtheatre.
Submitted by Ovation Theatre.