Phantom of the Opera in Vegas

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Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#0
Posted: 1/11/06 at 6:21pm
Any word on casting for this yet?
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#1
Posted: 1/11/06 at 11:54pm
Piangi: Larry Wayne Morbitt
Mme. Giry: Rebecca Spencer
Raoul u/s: Ben Hale

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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#2
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:07am
The girl who got cast as Christine found out today! And she's going to be brilliant- I hope they post the news soon.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#3
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:08am
A press release for full principal casting should be happening *very* soon. It's just about -- if not completely -- finished, though.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#4
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:14am
Lawson Skala who was AMAZING as Caiaphas on JCS tour will be playing Firmin.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#5
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:16am
YJYJ, there are going to be 2 or 3 Christines, right?

Where did you hear about Lawson Skala, Bdwy24? I saw him in JCS too and thought he was fantastic.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#6
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:18am
yeah, I'm sure they'll double cast Christine (maybe even the Phantom and Carlotta too?) Ok, so I know one of them then, haha
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#7
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:20am
OK, cool, good for her. :)

Can't wait for the press release!
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#8
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:47am
There's always a principal Christine, and an alternate Christine. In the Phantom rights, there is a clause that states no 1 actress can play Christine more than 6 times per week, so her alternate has a schedule of 2 shows per week plus any filling in for sick principals.

The rest fo the double casting will probably be based on what kidn of performance schedule they go for. If it's norrmal, then I'd say no. If they're going for an Ave Q schedule, then definately.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#9
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:52am
In the Phantom rights, there is a clause that states no 1 actress can play Christine more than 6 times per week

Didn't Dale Kristien do 8 shows a week for a while in LA?
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#10
Posted: 1/12/06 at 1:56am
I dont know, cuz when Dale Kristien was Christine I was like 5. If so, she probably had to get ALW's permission and prove to him that she could do it healthfully.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#11
Posted: 1/12/06 at 4:43am
Aw, YJYJ, don't you want to give us a hint of some sort???????
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#12
Posted: 1/12/06 at 9:36am
sorry, it's a "secret"

you wanted a hint, there it is. PM me if you cared that much to actually figure that one out, haha
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#13
Posted: 1/12/06 at 9:41am
Yes, Dale Kristen is the only actress to have played the role of Christine without an alternate with permission by the producers. She played the role straight through the week for years! I got to see her many times in the LA production and she was simply incredible! She acted along side various phantoms: Michael Crawford, Robert Guillaume and Davis Gaines.

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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#14
Posted: 1/12/06 at 9:53am
" In the Phantom rights, there is a clause that states no 1 actress can play Christine more than 6 times per week, so her alternate has a schedule of 2 shows per week plus any filling in for sick principals. "

Since the rights haven't been released, how would you know?
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#15
Posted: 1/12/06 at 7:16pm
They're double -- possibly triple -- casting Christine.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#16
Posted: 1/12/06 at 8:08pm
Wonder what gets cut ?

The logical choice would be the opera bits
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#17
Posted: 1/15/06 at 2:44am
I heard that Brent Barret signed already for Phantom and that Anthony Crivello is in negogiation.

Don't know if it's true.....
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#18
Posted: 1/15/06 at 3:04am
Is there a rough opening date for this yet?

I'll be in Vegas in October this year and am just trying to plan some stuff.

What about Q?
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#19
Posted: 1/15/06 at 4:17am
Definite dates are mentioned in this article about Piangi (who is not Larry Wayne Morbitt as previously mentioned)...

P.S. Anthony Crivello (possibly) as the Phantom?! Wow.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#20
Posted: 1/15/06 at 10:58am
Rehearsals start April 24th.
Previews begin June 6th.
Opening date is June 26th.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#21
Posted: 1/15/06 at 11:05am
Brent Barret as the phantom=heaven
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#22
Posted: 1/15/06 at 3:16pm
Watch the Phantom be somebody out of the blue.....like Michael Crawford or Anthony Warlow....both who I would love see do the role in Vegas...I'm thinking the role will be played by a name..so I wouldn't really be suprised if it was Michael Crawford...plus I'll be in Vegas when it opens and I hope is him anyway.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#23
Posted: 1/15/06 at 9:43pm
Crawford would have to do one show a week if he didn't want to injure himself again.
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re: Phantom of the Opera in Vegas#24
Posted: 1/15/06 at 10:15pm
HAHAHHAHAHA.......thats hilarious. Really though he could still play Phantom, and it wouldn't surprise me if he was The Phantom. He had played Las Vegas before EFX..which I saw him in.
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