“This is one magical, exciting, original theatre experience you do not want to miss!” ~ The LA Examiner
Vox Lumiere-The Phantom of the Opera’ an explosive theatrical experience
By Joan Alperin Schwartz
I have seen the stage version of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ several times, both here and in New York City, but I’ve never seen it performed like this.
The super talented performers of ‘Vox Lumiere’ which is Latin and French for‘Voices of Light‘ combine singing, dancing and music, to give voice to the 1925 silent film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ projected behind them. All I can say is that, Lon Chaney would be very proud.
Each evening begins with a red carpet entry for the patrons, photo-ops with the cast, refreshments and pre-show entertainment in the lobby. Once inside, theatre goers will experience a live band, surround projection screens, hi-definition sound and a light show. The singers and dancers are lavishly costumed in steampunk-inspired attire.
The concept for ‘Vox Lumiere’ was born, when television and film composer, Kevin Saunders Hayes, came across a crate of silent films in a bargain store.
In 2000 ‘Vox Lumiere-Metropolis’ premiered at the sixth annual New York/Avigon Film Festival in New York City. Since then, the company has toured throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, performing for over 250,000 people worldwide, gathering rave reviews.
This is one magical, exciting, original theatre experience you do not want to miss. ‘Vox Lumiere-The Phantom of the Opera’ runs for only 8 performances:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on September 19 and September 20, October 10 and October 11, November 21, November 22 and December 12 and December 13.
Tickets range from $40-75.
The Los Angeles theatre Center is located at 514 Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013.