Event The Phantom of the Opera
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Venue Princess Theatre (1886- ), Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Australian Premiere
First Date 7 December 1990
Opening Date 8 December 1990
Last Date 5 June 1993
Dates Estimated Yes
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Based on Gaston Leroux's 19th century novel, set in the labyrinthine Paris Opera House".
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Rock Opera
Subjects Entertainers
Name Function Notes
Peter Avery Actor Joseph Buquet
William Bamford Actor Porter
Helen Borthwick Actor Wardrobe Mistress
Dale Burridge Actor Raoul
Donald Cant Actor Monsieur Lefevre
Christopher Dawes Actor Ubaldo Piangi
Ricardo Ella Actor Slave Master
Jon Ewing Actor Monsieur Firmin
Carolyn Ferrie Actor Princess
Carolyn Ferrie Actor Princess
Bernard Hull Actor Auctioneer
Matthew Jackson Actor Flunky
Maree Johnson Actor Inkeepers Wife
Christa Leahmann Actor Carlotta Guidicelli
Sharon Millerchip Actor Meg Giri
Geraldene Morrow Actor Madame Giry
Shaun Murphy Actor Soldier
Bernadette Nagy Actor Page
Phillip Nash Actor Swing
Lisa O'Dea Actor Swing
John O'May Actor Monsieur Andre
Marina Prior Actor Christine
Philip Rowe Actor Don Attilio
Graeme Russell Actor Policeman
Sally-Anne Russell Actor Swing
Derek Taylor Actor Monseiur Rayer
Patricia Vivian Actor Page
Anthony Warlow Actor The Phantom
Deborah Wells Actor Madam Firmin
Tony McGill Assistant Conductor Second
Guy Simpson Assistant Conductor
Virginia Nugent Assistant Stage Manager
Gillian Lynne Choreographer
Andrew Pain Company Manager
Andrew Lloyd Webber Composer
Maria Cauchi Dancer
Joanne Donnelly Dancer
Leanne Halloran Dancer
Julia McDonald Dancer
Kerry-Jean Swain Dancer
Carolyn Yuen Dancer
Michael Bader Deputy Stage Manager
Maria Bjornson Designer
Harold Prince Director
Andrew Bridge Lighting Designer
Charles Hart Lyricist
Brian Stacey Musical Director
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information The programme contains numerous photos and biographies. Production ran for two and a half years in Melbourne, for 1048 performances and made $82 million. Established a new record as longest running show ever produced in Victoria.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Australian & New Zealand Theatre Record December 1990
Data Reviewed By Beaglehole Peter (PeterBeaglehole) on 3 June 2019
Event Identifier 13005