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Phantom of the Oper at Vancouver's Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Aug 4, 2006

By Catherine Barr


Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless classic "Phantom of the Opera" opened last Friday at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. It was a night full of surprises, the best of which was the crowning of a new Phantom phenom in John Cudia and ingénue co-star Jennifer Hope Wills. Both attended a special invite only after party at the Bayshore hotel where they again took their bows and got the chance to boogie with the rest of the cast and crew. "Phantom" runs until Aug 27.

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Jennifer Hope Wills, who stars as Christine, and John Cudia, who stars as the Phantom, reached a high note on opening night with an arousing standing ovation.

Jennifer Hope Wills as Christine.

Pretty Tamara Daroshin attended both opening night and the VIP after party with dad Walter Daroshin, producer of Vancouver's star-studded Leo Awards.

Hundreds of hair pieces and fantastical make-up effects are the domain of Phantom head hair styllist Karen Dickenson (left), make-up artist Rudy Guerrero and hair stylist Eileen Soro.

The comic cantatas sung by D.C. Anderson (left) and Bruce Winant had the audience laughing throughout the office manager scenes of characters Messrs. Andre and Firmin.

Jennifer Hope Wills' main love interest as Christine is played by handsome lead male co-star Adam Monley who eventually wins her heart as Raoul.

Corps de ballet dancers Jessy Hendrickson (left), Melissa Wood, Dara Adler and Joelle Gates were the belles, and the beauties, of the ball.



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