The Arts Department at Long Trail School will present the musical The Phantom of the Opera this season. With music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe, The Phantom of the Opera is based on Gaston Leroux’s “Le Fantôme de l’Opéra”. The performance focuses on a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano and devotes himself to nurturing her talents and employing the devious methods at his command. The score includes ‘Think of Me,’ ‘Angel of Music,’ ‘Music of the Night,’ ‘All I Ask of You,’ ‘Masquerade’ and the title song.
This production’s cast and crew boast 41 Long Trail students from grades 6-12. The production is directed by Tracey Wesley. The orchestra is led by Tom Neeson and features LTS students and faculty. Professional accompanist Michael Gallagher will be on keyboard. LTS alumna Dana Haley will assist with production and choreography. An exciting set design by Kit Hastings will include the famous chandelier, magic mirror and boat.
The show is led by Connor Eastman as the Phantom, Lily Burnham as Christine Daae and Evan Crumb as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny. Other featured performers are Anna Pace and Greta Schaub alternating in the role of opera diva Carlotta; Nick DeMauro as tenor Piangi, Lydia Quevedo and Zoe Grigsby as Meg Giry, Eliza Ligon as Madame Giry and Ace Burtonboy, Casey McMullen, Joshua Huang and McKinley Bremer doubling as the managers. The remaining cast includes Sean Novak, Cedric Jakob, Makenzie McMullen, Aidan Cooper, Asier Garcia, Johannes Wirth, Will Corcoran, Ayden Crispe, Emma Luikart, Jade Morantz, Julia Worland, Willow Hughes-Muse, Ilsa Schaub and Ava Witt. The technical team, led by Dave Wesley, includes Oscar Corkey and Henry Harding on lights, and Savannah Hastings as stage manager and director’s assistant.
Sure to sell out, performance times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 8 through 10 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, and $15 for adults. Reserve your tickets today by calling 802-867-5717 x102.