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Phantom (Yeston/Kopit) - Full Length Musical, Drama

Phantom (Yeston/Kopit)

Arthur Kopit, Gaston Leroux, Maury Yeston

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Full Length Musical, Drama

30m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573693410

Book by Arthur Kopit
Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Based on Gaston Leroux's novel, The Phantom of the Opera

"Everything is first rate." - New York Daily News
"Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts... A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past." - The New York Times
"Has glory all its own." - Boston Globe…

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Description

Full Length Musical

Drama

Adaptations (Literature), Mystery/Thriller, Period

Time Period - 1900-1910

Settings Of Play - The Paris opera house at the turn of the century.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Special Effects

Unit Set/Multiple Settings

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage

This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' The Phantom of the Opera into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel.

"Everything is first rate." - New York Daily News

"Rhapsodic music that entrances, moves and haunts... A welcome link to musical theatre's golden past." - The New York Times

"Has glory all its own." - Boston Globe

"Phantom's love story-and the passionately soaring music it prompts... jerk enough tears to fill that Paris Opera Lagoon." - San Diego Union

"A rich, ripe, rewarding evening." - Chicago Tribune

"One of those musicals you thought they just didn't write anymore." - Chicago Sun Times

"Music that can break your heart... This is a score in the grand manner." - Gannett Newspapers

"One of the most appealing America musicals of recent years." - Dallas Morning News

Characters

CASTING

30m, 7f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

Small

THE PHANTOM - the Opera Ghost, also known as Erik
CHRISTINE DAEE - the Phantom's protege
THE COUNT DE CHANDON (PHILIPPE) - in love with Christine
GERARD CARRIERE - former manager of the Opera House
CHOLET - new manager of the Opera House
CARLOTTA - the new diva; Cholet's wife
JEAN-CLAUDE - the stage manager
INSPECTOR LEDOUX - chief of the Paris police
VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE OPERA COMPANY, POLICE, AND THE PHANTOM'S ACOLYTES.
Rental Materials

SIZE OF ORCHESTRA

Medium

MUSICAL STYLE

Operetta

VOCAL DEMANDS

Moderate

Piano/Conductors Score

Keyboards

Reed I (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute)

Reed II (Oboe, English Horn)

Reed III (Clarinet)

Reed IV (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet)

Reed V (Bassoon)

Horns I & II

Trombone

Violins I & II

Cellos I & II

Violas

Bass

Trumpets I & II

Percussion (Bass Drum, Bells, Bell Tree, Chimes, Drum Set, Finger Cymbals, Glockenspiel, Gong, Ratchet, Suspended Cymbal, Tam-Tam, Tympani, Triangle, Wood Block, Xylophone) (2 books)

Harp

25 Chorus Books


Song Samples

Overture

Melodie De Paris

Dressing for the Night

Where in the World

This Place is Mine

Home

Music Lessons

You Are Music

The Bistro

Who Could Ever Have Dreamed Up You

Entre'acte

Without Your Music

My True Love

My Mother Bore Me

You Are My Own

Finale

Author(s)
Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit

Arthur Kopit (born May 10, 1937, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American playwright best known for Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad (1960). Subtitled “a pseudoclassical tragifarce in a bastard French tradition,” the play parodies the Theater of the Absurd, the Oedipus complex, and the conventions of avant-garde drama.Kopit attended Harvard University (A.B., 1959), ... view full profile

Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston

Maury Yeston is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a respected musicologist.In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic(which won five Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards ... view full profile

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Reviews
Jon Putzke 8/16/2014 3:35 PM
Meryl Federman 5/17/2013 10:53 PM
Gaston Leroux's novella "Phantom of the Opera" spawned more than just the Andrew Lloyd Webber juggernaut, and boy am I glad it did. The Yeston/Kopit "Phantom" is a rich, beautiful examination of the source material that offers a definite counterpoint to the 25-years-running spectacle. The music is luxurious but not overbearing, and the score is highly varied to great effect. Some songs are big, bold, operatic solos, and some are lighter, Rococo-feeling fun, all sung by incredibly tightly characterized voices. The melodrama is lessened in favor of characters who sparkle with as much love and personality as bombast. The characters you know and love are here, and they are in the driver's seat of their own destinies. This version has Christine as a clear pursuer in both of her romances, Philippe (not Raoul) as a true artistic connoisseur, and the Phantom as a man with human as well as supernatural traits. The lyrics are concentrated and explosive - one song is literally a Blake poem set to music in an emotional gut-punch of a dramatic moment, so this is not for the faint of heart. Whether you're a fan of the Webber musical interested in another take on familiar characters, or just want to find a lovely period piece about artistic souls in conflict, there will be something here for you.

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