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Jessica Stanford, Jordan Pollard and Eleanor Waite, World Tour (from the Manila leg of the tour in 2012). ( X )
It depends on how you interpret it. The World Tour has also frequently been called the Asia Pacific Tour and the Australasian Tour, which tells that its main area is Asia and Australia.
But: the World Tour got its name when the first South African production opened back in 2004. They traveled from South Africa to China, and continued to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, back to South Africa and South Korea, The Philippines, Thailand etc. Future stops includes Turkey. So though they don’t tour the US (which has always had its own tours) and Europe (where there’s several sit-down productions), the tour has covered three continents and as such I think the “World Tour” label is deserved.
As for the cast, it’s a lot more nationalities than Australian! Depending on the season, they’ve had Swedes (Anders Sohlman), Americans (Brad Little, Tina Walsh, Kristi Holden, Emilie Lynn), Hawaiian (Ian Jon Bourg), South Africans (Thabiso Masemene, Jason Ralph, Anthony Downing), South Koreans (Jee-hyun Noh), Brits (Cat Lane, Eleanor Waite, Rachel Horn), Kiwis (Andrea Creighton), Australians (Claire Lyon, Nadia Komazec), Philippines (Dondi Ong) and Dutch (Ernst van Looy) - and this is just from the top of my head. I’m sure that if I studied the current cast list closer, I’d find more. In my opinion, this is a true World Tour cast, representing most continents.
Just look at the list of principals:
Phantom: Brad Little (US)
Christine: Claire Lyon (Australia)
Christine alt: Kristi Holden (US)
Raoul: Anthony Downing (South Africa)
Carlotta: Andrea Creighton (New Zealand)
Firmin: Ernst van Looy (The Netherlands)
André: Jason Ralph (South Africa)
Madame Giry: Tina Walsh (US)
Meg Giry: Eleanor Waite (UK)
Method to the Madness: Interview with Wardrobe Head Eugene Titus
In a musical based on grand operas, lavish masquerades, glamorous divas and wealthy patrons, costumes are crucial in transporting audiences to a period of excess and relentless beauty. For The Phantom of the Opera, designer Maria Bjornson created a meticulously researched blueprint that incorporated antique with contemporary materials—all of which demands a great deal of expense, care and continuity. This is where wardrobe managers come in.
Claire Lyon (left) and Emilie Lynn (right), Christines in the World Tour for the Manila, Seoul and Daegu stops.
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Under your spell (aka: your gorgeous voice!!) @JonathanRox :) pic.twitter.com/ppRBV5V5d7
COMING SOON: Interview with Phantom World Tour Wardrobe Head Eugene Titus
We talk about quick fixes, the fate of old costumes, working with actors, the ‘funnest’ costumes, getting into the business and so much more.
Interview will be posted at http://www.facebook.com/potoworldtour Will alert when it’s up!
PHANTOM IN MANILA - AUDIO GIFT!
It’s been 2 years since I joined the tumblr world and I know many of you wants this audio. I tell you, this is the best cast, ever! Manila is indeed very lucky to have this awesome trio to be our Phantom, Christine and Raoul.
Jonathan Roxmouth, Claire Lyon, Anthony Downing
October 14, 2012 (Final Matinee in Manila)
Act 1 part 1 - http://www.mediafire.com/?tg3zq7152ifz3o2
Act 1 part 2 - http://www.mediafire.com/?yv2zzc9m9btccq1
LIKE or REBLOG IF YOU DOWNLOAD. AND PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THIS AUDIO OUTSIDE OF TUMBLR. THANK YOU AND ENJOY!
I like the use of the octaves for the first two lines of the chorus, it is so reminiscent of the real orchestration.
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"Phantom of the Opera": http://riaglitta.tumblr.com/post/79926509081/
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”The Music of the Night”: http://riaglitta.tumblr.com/post/81844469688/
”Think of Me” : http://riaglitta.tumblr.com/post/81844883014/
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