Phantom Las Vegas Celebrates Fourth Anniversary With Multiple Masks
28 Jun 2010
Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular celebrated its fourth anniversary the weekend of June 26 in a way that would surely make the mysterious, disfigured composer of the title proud.
Following a performance of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at The Phantom Theatre in the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino, the entire audience was given Phantom masks so a special photo could be taken. The audience of more than 1,800 made for the most “Phantoms” ever assembled in a single space. The event concluded with an appearance by the chandelier that has become a symbol of the show in its Vegas and many other worldwide incarnations.
To view video of the event, which also includes remarks from the show’s Vegas stars, Anthony Crivello (a Tony Award winner for Kiss of the Spider Woman) and Kristi Holden, look below:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.