Love Never Dies (Australia) – All the info I could find

The offers have gone out to the cast, but at this point there is no complete list or information on who has accepted and who hasn’t.

Congratulations on everyone who got in. Can’t wait to see it.

AUDITION DATES:

(schedule subject to change)

FIRST ROUND – Melbourne 25th-28th October,
Sydney 29th October, 1st-3rd November.
SECOND ROUND – Sydney 15th-16th November,
Melbourne 17th-20th November.
FINAL ROUND –Sydney 22nd-25th November,
Melbourne 26th-27th November.

PRODUCTION DATES:

The following dates are to be confirmed.
Rehearsals (location tbc) – from 4 April 2011
Melbourne season – from May 2011
Before touring to other Australia cities.

CREATIVE TEAM:

Andrew Lloyd Webber – COMPOSER
Glenn Slater – LYRICS AND BOOK
Ben Elton – BOOK
Frederick Forsyth – BOOK
Charles Hart – ADDITIONAL LYRICS
Simon Phillips – DIRECTOR
Graeme Murphy – CHOREOGRAPHER
Gabriela Tylesova – SET & COSTUME DESIGNER
Nick Schlieper – LIGHTING DESIGNER
Mick Potter – SOUND DESIGNER
David Cullen – ORCHESTRATIONS
Guy Simpson – MUSICAL SUPERVISOR
The Really Useful Company Asia Pacific – PRODUCER

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ittiQ3WE0zw[/tube]

THE STORY:

Having been seen by over 100 million people worldwide and taken more than US $5 billion at the box office, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is widely regarded as the single most successful piece of entertainment in history.
Now, the story of the Phantom continues in a brand new musical production, LOVE NEVER DIES.
With an award winning creative team including Director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Choreographer Graeme Murphy, Designer Gabriela Tylesova, and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest scores to date, LOVE NEVER DIES will be the first new Australian production of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in nearly 20 years.
In LOVE NEVER DIES, one of the world’s greatest love stories continues.
For years the Phantom haunted the depths of the Paris Opera House and isolated himself from the world. It was not until he fell fiercely in love with a young soprano Christine Daaé that he first felt the rush of his existence. His love quickly grew into obsession, and his madness drove Christine into the arms of another – her childhood sweetheart Raoul.
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak-shows of Coney Island.
In this new electrically-charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé.
Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan, to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… unbeknownst of what is in store for her…
Melbourne will be the first city in the world to host LOVE NEVER DIES following its West End Premiere in March this year.