The deCoste Presents Phantom of the Opera
The deCoste Performing Arts Centre has announced Phantom of the Opera, the Ballet, as its 3rd Annual Spring Gala for March 24th. Held each year in Spring, this event kicks off a new year of programming and raises funds for capital projects at the facility. Last year’s event funded significant upgrades to the centre’s lighting system. This year the Gala is also celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the deCoste.
Inspired by Gason Leroux’s 1910 novel, of the same name, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada’s PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a captivating story which evokes timeless themes and images of outcasts, love, and the power of obsession. The story has continued to excite the imaginations of readers. reaching across different cultures and eras. An exile, rejected by the only world he knows, Erik, the Phantom, hides a romantic heart and a sensitive soul. But driven by a hopeless love, he becomes a menacing spectre, inhabiting a sinister domain of his own creation.
With original choreography by Igor Dobrovolskiy set to the music of Francis Poulenc, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA features lush costumes created by Paul Daigle and an intriguing set design by Brian Perchaluk. Pierre Lavoie’s ethereal mix of light and shadows perfectly captures the eerie world where a love triangle ensnares; Erik, the beautiful ingénue whom he loves, and the dashing young viscount who wins her heart.
The Gala is a unique event for us. We present an extra-special show, lavishly decorate the theatre and throw a fancy opening reception with refreshments and appetizers. We always make some special announcements of shows coming up as well. Folks dress up and it is a great night out.” States Troy Greencorn, Creative Director. This show is family friendly, and a discount is offered for those 16 and under. We also have a $75 Mother & Daughter promotion running. Tickets available by visiting/calling the box office or online at decostecentre.ca.