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‘Phantom’ cast the ‘cream’ of Canberra

phantomTHE news is out at last of the supporting cast for Free Rain Theatre’s August production of “Phantom Of The Opera.”

We already knew that professionals Michael Cormick would play the Phantom and Julie Lea Goodwin Christine, but now the 42-member line-up has been unveiled today by producer Anne Somes, who said: “We have the cream of Canberra and the region’s talent.”

The production will be directed by David Harmon and musical director will be Lt-Col Ian McLean.

Sarah Darnley Stuart will understudy Christine and Royal Academy of Music graduate David Pearson will return to Canberra stage to play Christine’s young suitor Raoul.

The full list is as follows:

David Pearson – Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny; Michael Moore – Monsieur Firmin; Tony Falla – Monsieur Andre; Joseph McGrail-Bateup – Monsieur Reyer; understudy Monsieur Firmin; understudy Monsieur Andre; Christine Wallace – Carlotta Giudicelli; Bronwyn Sullivan – Madame Giry; Veronica Thwaites-Brown – ensemble; understudy Madame Giry; Tamina Koehne-Drube – Meg Giry; Oliver Baudert – Monsieur Lefevre; Auctioneer; Epicene Man – Jeweller; Shane Horsburgh – Joseph Buquet;

The ensemble will be: Debra Byrne; Mathew Chardon O’Dea; Pete Kensey; Alexander Clubb; Mathew Tallarida Lyons; Evan Kirby; Zack Drury; Richard Niven; Linda Gledhill; Michelle Klemke; Rose Boyd; Amy Fitzpatrick; Ben O’Reilly; Sam Needham; Charles Oliver; Hannah Wood; Steve McGrory; Adellene Fitzsimmons; Harriet Drane; Kitty McGarry; Hayley Calderwood; Michelle Norrischemical  and Lisa Buckley; ballet corps: Katerina Babjanov; Courtney White; Rachel Thornton; Julia Gillett; Riley Gill; Hannah Carey; Michelle Norris; Lisa Buckley and Tamina Koehne-Drube.

“Phantom Of The Opera” , Canberra Theatre, August 9-18, bookings to 6275 2700 or




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