2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Version (1995)
A side-splitting, Country-Western adaptation of the infamous masked opera ghost and his muse.
The Phantom Of The Opera gets a little bit country in Phantom Of The Country Opera. Featured in the Festival of New Musicals sponsored by
Alliance of Musical Theatre and produced nationally and
internationally, Phantom Of The Country Opera is a splashy, hilarious
Country-Western send-up of
the classic horror tale.
Operatic sensation Christina ("Chrissy") Joseph leaves a promising
career, and devoted boyfriend, at La Scala and returns to her roots in
Tennessee, singing backup at the Country Palace. Her mother has
passed away, and she wants to make it as a country star, like her mother
always wanted. In
Nashville, she finds an enemy in an aging Country-Western diva and a
mentor in a mysterious janitor determined to make her Country Music's
When mysterious things start happening at the Opry, Chrissy finds
out there's more going on backstage than she first suspected.
Featuring older roles and a star vehicle for a talented actress, Phantom Of The Country Opera's medium sized cast is perfect for
companies looking to do a
standard musical. The small to medium sized orchestra gives
productions flexibility in bringing the unforgettable, eclectic score to
life. Filled with
irreverent wit, painful punning, sly contemporary references and
more than a touch of the absurd, this shameless romp will have audiences
toes and rolling in the aisles!
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The initial production of Putting It Together was devised by Julia MacKenzie and performed in Oxford, England, starring Diana Rigg.