05 Jun 2008
Marni Raab takes over the role of the young soprano Christine Daaé in the U.S. national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera on June 5.
In the international award-winning musical directed by Harold Prince, now at the Community Center Theatre in Sacramento through June 14, Raab succeeds Sara Jean Ford.
Also featured in the cast are Stephen Tewksbury as the Phantom, Greg Mills as Raoul, Kim Stengel as Carlotta Giudicelli, D.C. Anderson as Monsieur André, Bruce Winant as Monsieur Firmin, Nancy Hess as Madame Giry, John Whitney as Ubaldo Piangi and Jessi Ehrlich as Meg. At certain performances, Kelly Jeanne Grant plays the role of Christine.
Marni Raab is returning to the U. S. tour. She appeared in the Broadway production, and played Christine on a world tour that played Shanghai, Seoul, Taipei and Hong Kong.
Upcoming bookings of the Phantom tour include:
June 18-July 13: Tulsa, OK Tulsa Performing Arts Center
July 16-Aug. 10: San Diego, CA Civic Theatre
Aug. 13-Sept. 7: Portland, OR Keller Auditorium
Sept. 10-Oct. 4: Seattle Paramount Theatre
Oct. 8-25: Spokane, WA, INB Performing Arts Center
Oct. 30-Nov. 22: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Beginning Nov. 26: San Francisco Orpheum Theatre
For more information, visit the official website at www.thephantomoftheopera.com.
Marni Raab as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera.
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.