Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents will be pulled into the dramatic and murderous world of The Phantom of the Opera at the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s Halloween event of the season Phantom of the Masquerade Gala on October 27.
Guests are invited along to the glamorous gala to enjoy a screening of the 1925 silent horror film and to enjoy an interactive stage experience by members of the Goldfields Repertory Club.
The classic film follows the terrifying Phantom (Lon Chaney), who lives in the underground cellars of the Paris Opera House.
He forces the lead soprano of the opera to withdraw, allowing the young understudy he loves, Christine (Mary Philbin) to take her place, but when Christine declines his romantic offer in favour of another, Raoul (Norman Kerry), the Phantom kidnaps Christine, taking her to the depths of the building’s dungeons.
Raoul sets off to track down the Phantom and rescue Christine in a journey of horror, mystery and unrequited love.
Five performers from the Goldfields Repertory Club, including Jacklyn Davis and Owen Hinton, will perform songs and drama scenes from the musical adaptation before mingling with guests in an interactive drama experience.
Davis said the story of the Phantom of the Opera was dark and mysterious but well loved by audiences so the group was delighted to help Goldfields residents revisit the classic tale.
She said the beauty of the interactive style of theatre was no two guests had the same experience. “Whatever your encounter is with the actors, it will be different to others, so each guest gets a unique, more memorable experience,” she said.
The pair encouraged residents to frock up in their best costumes and enjoy the chilling atmosphere of the Parisian tale.
Gather your friends and family and head along for the spooky spectacular.
Just do not forget your formal masquerade outfit. With a complimentary grazing platter and hors d’oeuvres, guests will also have access to a full bar and EFTPOS facilities.
Phantom of the Masquerade will take place at the Goldfields Arts Centre on Saturday, October 27 from 7pm.
Tickets are $30 and are available from goldfieldsarts centre.com.au.