The Phantom of the Opera will play a ten week season in Perth at the conclusion of its current return season in Melbourne. The show will open on July 9 at the Entertainment Centre, which will be transformed into a 2,400 seat lyric theatre. No other theatre in the city could provide enough seating capacity to make the season financially viable. The show has been playing in major Australian and New Zealand cities for more than 7 years and has been seen by over 3.7 million people. Rob Guest, who last year performed the role for the 2,000th time, will head up the cast for Perth, with supports to be announced next month.
With it's elaborate staging and technical requirements, Phantom is the most expensive stage show to be presented in Perth, as many producers have avoided touring there due to the city's isolated location on the west coast and a relatively small population.
Group and travel bookings open this week and over-the- counter sales in March.