The Phantom of the Opera

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Riverside Theatres Presents Packemin Productions

The Phantom of the Opera

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 06 February - 21 February 2015


From the creative team responsible for the hit productions of Beauty and the Beast, Annie and Hairspray comes the most successful stage musical of all time, The Phantom of the Opera. The new production stars Ben Mingay (Wonderland, Packed to the Rafters, Jersey Boys, Dirty Dancing) as The Phantom, Johanna Allen (Wicked, Dr Zhivago, The Pirates of Penzance) as Carlotta and Erin Clare (Snow White) as Christine.

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the masked figure of The Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, he falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score includes The Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again and the title song The Phantom of the Opera. Jaw-dropping scenery, dazzling costumes and breathtaking special effects magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night. Don’t miss it!

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Dates & Times:
Friday 6 February 11am & 7:30pm
Saturday 7 February 2pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 8 February 3pm
Wednesday 11 February 7:30pm
Thursday 12 February 7:30pm
Friday 13 February 7:30pm
Saturday 14 February 2pm (AUDIO DESCRIBED) & 7:30pm
Sunday 15 February 11am & 4pm
Wednesday 18 February 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Thursday 19 February 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Friday 20 February 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
Saturday 21 February 2pm & 7:30pm – SOLD OUT

To receive a season package, simply complete the booking form on page 39 of our 2015 Season Brochure, or click here to download and print a copy. To request a 2015 Season Brochure please call Box Office on 8839 3399 or email

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Music by:
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by:
Charles Hart

Additional lyrics by:
Richard Stilgoe

Book by:
Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opéra’ by Gaston Leroux

Neil Gooding

Musical Director:
Peter Hayward

Camilla Jakimowicz

Ben Mingay as The Phantom
Johanna Allen as Carlotta
Erin Clare as Christine

Standard Twin Room at Novotel Parramatta
Standard Twin Room at Novotel Sydney Parramatta

Exclusive Novotel Sydney Parramatta accommodation package available for The Phantom of the Opera patrons for ONLY $228 per night!

The Phantom of the Opera accommodation package $228

–          Buffet breakfast for up to 2 adults & 2 kids
–          2 kids stay free (using existing bedding with paying adults)
–          Complimentary internet
–          2 beverages on arrival at the hotel
–          2 tickets to The Phantom of the Opera (up to two additional tickets $43 each)
–          Show programme

Book now for complimentary buffet breakfast for the family and free internet*

Call Box Office on 8839 3399 to book your package now!

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*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability at time of booking. # transaction fees may apply


” Is there a more perfect Sydney venue for The Phantom of the Opera than the auditorium of Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre, shaped along the lines of an intimate European Opera House.
…that iconic chandelier moment is the most effective version we’ve seen in Sydney, outside the professional version. Another terrific success for this splendid Pro-am collaboration in Sydney’s west.” – Stage Whispers

★★★★ – “Packemin’s Phantom features a cast of high calibre performers, spectacular design elements and, above all else, affords music theatre tragics and casual theatregoers alike the opportunity to experience a production of a classic show that’s just about as entertaining and as close to the scale of a Mackintosh mounting as is conceivable.” – TheatrePeople

“Thank goodness for Packemin, who bring economic and geographic diversity to Sydney’s musical theatre landscape. Thank goodness for their sense of fun and their ambition and their success. Let’s hope they stick around.” – Aussie Theatre

“Lush, lavish, opulent and romantic this is a splendid version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s now classic musical.” – Sydney Arts Guide


Wonderland’s Ben Mingay to showcase his singing talents in Phantom of the Opera – Sydney Confidential

Talented Ben Mingay singing the right tune before his return to Wonderland – The Sunday Telegraph

Swinging From The Chandelier… – Stage Whispers

Phantom of the Opera comes to Parramatta! – Aussie Theatre

A look behind the scenes of Packemin – TheatrePeople chat to Costume Designer, Cassandra Pascoli. – TheatrePeople


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Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes (Including interval)

Ticket Prices

Season Package Adult $42
Season Package Concession $37
Sidekicks Adult $42
Sidekicks Concession $37
Season Guest Adult $43
Season Guest Concession $38
Adult (A Reserve) $48
Concession (A Reserve) $42
Child Under 16 $38.30
Groups 10+ $42
Adult (B Reserve) $39
Concession (B Reserve) $35

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