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Vegas - PHANTOM celebrates 1,500 performances
Fri Oct 30, 2009 16:31
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For Immediate Release
October 30, 2009

PHANTOM CELEBRATES 1500 PERFORMANCES
AT THE VENETIAN RESORT-HOTEL-CASINO


LAS VEGAS – Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular hits another milestone as the show celebrates 1,500 spectacular performances on Friday, October 30. The Las Vegas production of the worldwide favorite is enjoying enduring success that few other Las Vegas productions have achieved.

After three and a half years of haunting The Venetian, Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular continues to prove it is an audience favorite among locals and tourists alike. Phantom has established a position at the forefront of Las Vegas entertainment.

After 1,500 performances…

“The Phantom,” has spent 1,500 hours in the make-up chair, equating to over 62 days
The delicate ingénue “Christine Daaé” has had a total of 16,500 costume changes to date
Mr. Ubaldo Piangi has belted out 3,000 high Cs, the ultimate note for any tenor
More than 5,703 hours have been spent maintaining the other star of the show, the one-ton, 15-foot tall, 16-foot wide chandelier
The crew has executed 21,000 elaborate set changes, creating 13 separate locations on stage each night
Nightly, “Christine Daaé” shares two kisses with “The Phantom” and three with the charming “Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny,” amounting to 7,500 kisses since opening night

This lavish production of The Phantom of the Opera thrills audiences eight times a week at The Venetian. From the moment you enter the magnificent custom-built theatre you are immersed in the storied Paris Opera House and become part of The Phantom's world. Featuring every beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber song from the original, spectacular sets, new effects, and a breathtaking chandelier experience, Phantom is an only-in-Vegas experience.

Phantom at The Venetian is produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Inc. and BASE Entertainment.

Phantom performs at The Venetian Resort – Hotel – Casino on Monday and Saturday at 7 & 9:30 pm and Tuesday - Friday at 7 p.m. (dark Sunday). Tickets are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or 702-414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394. For more information please visit http://www.phantomlasvegas.com.

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