Mounting a new production of “Phantom of the Opera” can be a bit like holding the reins of Caesar, Erik’s giant white horse that he freely companions under the Paris Opera House.
Beautiful, free spirited and massive – our new production at the Players Theatre and Caesar have these attributes in common. I know I have been very quiet this past week but it is because I have been lurking deep within the mind of Gaston Leroux and the heart of Erik. Previews begin in two days and all of the piece of our Phuzzle are coming together – slow and steady.
Each layer of the production added more depth and texture to the story we are attempting to share with our audience. The set is grand and gorgeous, but our stage manager Chad Howard has had no small task in choreographing it’s every move. I am constantly amazed at what is capable in limited space – there are no limits to our team’s imagination.
The costumes and lighting are starting to take shape. Josh Iacovelli – lighting designer at the helm – continues to tinker with wonderful new toys purchased for the production. His lighting spins our tale seamlessly from one scene to the next creating a lush and emotional effect.
I want to share more but I must get back to guiding the journey. More to come!
Until next time – Be Bold!