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2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  FredrikB71 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:24 pm

Finally TPOTO will be back in Stockholm! The new Swedish production will open on Wednesday 14th September 2016. After playing The Phantom in the West End and on Broadway, Peter Jöback will headline the new production as The Phantom. This production will be performed in Jöback's native language, Swedish. The new production will use Lars Sjöberg's translation from the 1989 Swedish production. Producer Vicky von der Lancken will produce the show together with 2Entertain, Sinclair Entertainment and The Really Useful Group. This will be the second time Sweden will see the original production as it will be a replica of the Harold Prince's version. Arthur Masella will again recreate Prince's direction in Sweden, as he did in 1989 at the Oscars Theatre. This time Cirkus Theatre will play host to the show, a much larger theatre as it seats 1773 people, as opposite Oscars Theatre's 818 seats. Cirkus Theatre has been the home to the original Swedsih production of Les Misérables in 1990/1991 and the huge smash Kristina från Duvemåla in 1997 which also starred Peter Jöback, as well as the first Swedish language production of Chess in 2002/2003 and Mamma Mia! in 2007.

As Christine, currenty alternating the same role in London, Emmi Christensson will join Jöback on stage.

There will be six performances a week. Wednesday through Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Tickets will be priced 225-995 SEK (€24-€106). Tickets go on sale November 2 (although presale has already begun). Tickets can be purchased through Showtic.

I hope this new thread will be for all fans of this new production, where we can share news, gossip, reviews and all things Phantom Stockholm!

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  MajesticPhantom on Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:01 am

yes, i'd just checked their schedule. Very interesting, 6 shows a week! Though definitely preferred for the actors. Wink

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  FredrikB71 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:19 am

MajesticPhantom wrote:yes, i'd just checked their schedule. Very interesting, 6 shows a week! Though definitely preferred for the actors. Wink

I guess it's Swedish union laws that says maximum of 6 performances a week! When Phantom was playing the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm they began with 7 performances a week and then changed it after a couple of years to 6.

By the way, booking is to 18 december 2016.

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  Scorp on Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:09 pm

I'm definitely going. I'm assuming the run will extend beyond December 2016, though?

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  MajesticPhantom on Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:49 am

I hope so!

Ideally, I'd like to see the current West End cast's last show in September, a quick pit stop in Oberhausen (but we don't know yet when that production closes next year), and then Stockholm. A tri-lingual experience.

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Interview with producer Vicky von der Lancken

Post  FredrikB71 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:51 pm

In March when the revival of The Phantom of the Opera in Stockholm was announced, producer Vicky von der Lancken gave a short interview with newspaper Skånska Dagbladet:

"It has always been a dream for me and co-producer Bosse Andersson (2Entertain) to bring back Phantom to Stockholm. We are so happy. We went to see Peter (Jöback) when he performed in the West End and we then felt we hade to make this happen."

"For six years we've been in negotiations, working on the contracts. Now we are proud and very happy to produce the show and having Peter Jöback as the Phantom. We also went to New York to see him. As a Swede you feel very proud when you see him doing so well".

Vicky sees this production as a tribute to Peter:
"He has mad an amazing journey."

Was it hard to convince him to take the part?
"Not at all. And he is very involved in the production. Together we have been back to London to see another Phantom perform and also seen the show in Hamburg. After that I realized Peter is outstanding in the role. He really gives from his inside as I've never seen any one else do."

Vicky says there is no problem to find performers in Sweden:
"We have fantastic artist in Sweden, and we also look for opera singers."

Vicky also says the show will run for a year.

The reporter also asked if they would like to produce Love Never Dies:
"No we haven't talked about it at all".

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Stockholm 2016 cast!

Post  FredrikB71 on Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:05 pm

Peter Jöback – The Phantom of the Opera
Emmi Christensson – Christine Daaé
Anton Zetterholm – Raoul, Count de Chagny
Pontus Helander – Monsieur André
Rolf Lydahl – Monsieur Firmin
Karolina Andersson – Carlotta Giudicelli
Glenn Kjellberg – Ubaldo Piangi
Tehilla Blad – Meg Giry
Sanna Martin – Madame Giry

Ensemble:

Daniel Engman – Ensemble, auctioneer, firechief
David Inghamn – Ensemble, Monsieur LeFèvre, understudy Buquet/Attilo
Martin Kagemark – Ensemble, Monsieur Reyer
Florian Voss – Ensemble
Fredrik de Jounge – Ensemble, understudy Piangi
John Martin Bengtsson – Ensemble, Passarino, understudy Phantom and Raoul
Glenn Edell – Ensemble, understudy Raoul, Piangi, Passarino
Samuel Jarrick – Ensemble, Joseph Buquet, Don Atillio
Miriam Ryen – Ensemble
Lisa Thor – Ensemble, understudy Carlotta
Roma Loukes – Ensemble
Elsa Ridderstedt – Ensemble, Madame Firmin
Karin Funk – Ensemble, understudy Madame Giry
Duncan Campbell Anderson – Corps de Ballet, Shepherd
Trevor Schoonraad – Corps Ballet, slave master
Kamilla Tell Aronsen – Corps de Ballet
Jessica Hill – Corps de Ballet
Suzy Halstead – Corps de Ballet
Victoria Paine – Corps de Ballet
Julie Nunès – Corps de Ballet
Ramus Mononen – Swing
Hanna Ulvan – Swing, understudy Christine
Kinga Szabadvary – Swing


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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  MajesticPhantom on Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:07 am

So excited! I predict all principals will have holidays now and then, but it seems possible Emmi won't have an official, weekly alternate?!
Also- I am so happy this isn't a Stage Entertainment production. Not that I dislike SE... I just like not having the same producer everywhere... is it going to be the original Swedish set?

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  Jennie on Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:11 pm

Scorp wrote:I'm definitely going. I'm assuming the run will extend beyond December 2016, though?

Don't wait too long to get tickets..... I got a pre-release offer (ie an offer to buy before the tickets were officially released to the general public) and the shows up until mid-november seem to be selling out very quickly. Couldn't book anything after the 15 november 2016 right now, they're not releasing all the tickets straight away.

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  ThePhantomOfNorway on Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:47 pm

MajesticPhantom wrote:So excited! I predict all principals will have holidays now and then, but it seems possible Emmi won't have an official, weekly alternate?!
Also- I am so happy this isn't a Stage Entertainment production. Not that I dislike SE... I just like not having the same producer everywhere... is it going to be the original Swedish set?

The original swedish set was re-scaled for the danish production, and it seems like a little to much job to scale them up again for a couple of months run. Besides I think Det Ny Teater is going for another POTO in the next years.

BUT it seems like Sweden might get the german SE sets. The Oberhausen production WILL close before the summer, and no further castings has been announced for a german Phantom for next fall. And the swedish producer said she was in Hamburg to work with the show. Hopefully they will have the same lights as in Hamburg, because that was a treat for the eye!

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  FredrikB71 on Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:05 pm

In other Swedish TPOTO news it was announced today that Gothenburg Opera House will produce in co-operation with the Finnish National Opera the non replica version currently playing in Helsinki for their 2017 repertoire. Same director and the same show as in Helsinki, performed in English and with a new cast.

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Ticket sales for Phantom sets record

Post  FredrikB71 on Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:29 pm

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera have a history of records. Now the ticket sales for the production at Cirkus Theatre in Stockholm sets another one. During the first week 80,000 tickets has been sold. And it's 10 months until the show opens!

- There are still tickets available but it's fantastic to see that it's not only us who works with the show that look forward to see The Phantom of the Opera back in Sweden, and with our country's biggest musical star Peter Jöback. I know for sure this fantastic combination has attracted many of the people that have bought tickets, says Bosse Andersson, producer at 2Entertain.

Last time The Phantom of the Opera played in Sweden, 1989-1995, at Oscars Theatre, it became Sweden's longest running show in history with 1,173 performances.


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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  RichardN86 on Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:38 am

Only 1 understudy for everyone or are they only showing the 1:st covers and will add 2:nd covers later ?

Last time The Phantom was played in Sweden, the principal "Raoul" was also a Phantom cover. Would be interesting to see Anton Zetterholm understudy Peter Jöback ! Smile

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2016 Swedish Production.

Post  Blind Phan on Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:58 pm

Oh, am envious! :-( All we get here is the new U.S. tour unless you can get down to NYC to see/experience the real thing. And I hope the Finnish non-replica is good! :-( The new U.S. tour's kind of made me nervous about non-replica productions these days. So I hope the producers there have far better taste and judgement!

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  Jennie on Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:31 pm

ThePhantomOfNorway wrote:
MajesticPhantom wrote:So excited! I predict all principals will have holidays now and then, but it seems possible Emmi won't have an official, weekly alternate?!
Also- I am so happy this isn't a Stage Entertainment production. Not that I dislike SE... I just like not having the same producer everywhere... is it going to be the original Swedish set?

The original swedish set was re-scaled for the danish production, and it seems like a little to much job to scale them up again for a couple of months run. Besides I think Det Ny Teater is going for another POTO in the next years.

BUT it seems like Sweden might get the german SE sets. The Oberhausen production WILL close before the summer, and no further castings has been announced for a german Phantom for next fall. And the swedish producer said she was in Hamburg to work with the show. Hopefully they will have the same lights as in Hamburg, because that was a treat for the eye!

Det Ny Teater putting up another POTO in the near future??? Oh deary me, I'd better start saving up. I live an hour away from Copenhagen, in the South of Sweden, and it's all to easy to go there.....

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  RichardN86 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:07 pm

I understand that the understudies for main roles in the original production in Stockholm next year is

The Phantom of the Opera - John Martin Bengtsson, Joel Zerpe

Christine Daaé - Hanna Ulvan, Roma Loukes (?)

Raoul Vicomte De Chagny - Glenn Edell, John Martin Bengtsson

Carlotta Giudicelli - Lisa Thor, Miriam Ryen

Ubaldo Piangi - Fredrik De Jounge, Glenn Edell.

Monsieur Firmin - Daniel Engman

Monsieur André - Rasmus Mononen (?)

Madame Giry - Karin Funk, Kinga Szabadvary

Meg Giry - Victoria Paine (?)

Please help fill out and correct if/where i am wrong. I have putted a question mark where i may be wrong

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More performances go on sale March 8

Post  FredrikB71 on Wed Feb 24, 2016 9:39 pm

Tickets for performances January 4 - April 2, 2017, of Phantom in Stockholm will go on sale March 8!

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  justin-from-barbados on Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:47 pm

Just saw on instagram that they had their photo shoot yesterday and there were some very tiny photos.
But 2 things stood out for me, main one is that they are using the aussie candelabras (the ones that fold up and look funny) this makes me wonder if they aren't using alot more of the world tour set. There was also a shot of the theatre, since its not at the original Oskars, there is more room and it looks like it may be more of a full proscenium (just like what they show on their home page)
Also it seems that Christine is a brunette once more (unless that pic was the alternate, but it didnt look so to me.

Could not tell much about the phantom but his mask did look clunky, so I guess Peter wont be using his Broadway mask, which I kinda doubted since that would belong to the broadway production. Will have to wait till bigger pics come out to see if he is using his london mask, a new Swedish mask similar to the original, or those god awfull masks that go with the word tour/aussie/russian productions.

Hopefully they will release the pics soon

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Post  justin-from-barbados on Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:01 pm

scratch that, Peter put up a photo on instagram and it looks more like he is u sing the broadway mask which kinda surprised me. Can;t wait to see more photos

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Previews has begun!

Post  FredrikB71 on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:36 pm

Previews, which are for invited people only, began September 8. Pictured below Emmi Christensson, who for this production wears a dark brown wig instead of a blonde as in the London production, as Christine, and Peter Jöback as The Phantom. Official opening September 14.

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Monsieur André recast!

Post  FredrikB71 on Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:43 pm

Sindre Postholm, from Norway, has replaced Pontus Helander as Monsieur André. Helander had to leave the show just a couple of weeks ago and Postholm stepped in last minute.

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Peter Jöback

Post  FredrikB71 on Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:38 pm

...looking phantastic as the Phantom in Sweden!!

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Post  justin-from-barbados on Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:56 pm

Glad (but surprised) that he got to keep using his Broadway mask

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Post  justin-from-barbados on Sat Sep 10, 2016 5:09 pm

http://www.svt.se/kultur/musik/fantomen-pa-operan

Its so strange hearing it sung by someone other than Mikael

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The cast and understudies

Post  FredrikB71 on Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:34 pm

The Phantom of the Opera: PETER JÖBACK
Christine Daaé: EMMI CHRISTENSSON
Raoul, count de Chagny: ANTON ZETTERHOLM
Carlotta Giudicelli: KAROLINA ANDERSSON
Monsieur Firmin: ROLF LYDAHL
Monsieur André: SINDRE POSTHOLM
Madame Giry: SANNA MARTIN
Ubaldo Piangi: GLENN KJELLBERG
Meg Giry: TEHILLA BLAD

Ensemble/Auctioneer/Fireman: DANIEL ENGMAN
Ensemble/Monsieur Lefèvre: DAVID INGHAMN
Ensemble/Monsieur Reyer: MARTIN KAGEMARK
Ensemble: DANIEL SVENSON
Ensemble: FREDRIK DE JOUNGE
Ensemble/Passarino: JOHN MARTIN BENGTSSON
Ensemble: GLENN EDELL
Ensemble/Joseph Buquet/Don Atillio: SAMUEL JARRICK
Ensemble/Confidante/Wardrobe Mistress: MIRIAM RYEN
Ensemble: LISA THOR
Ensemble: MICHAELA SJÖSTEDT
Ensemble: ROMA LOUKES
Ensemble/Madame Firmin: ELSA RIDDERSTEDT
Ensemble: KARIN FUNK
Corps de Ballet/Slave master/Dance Captain: TREVOR SCHOONRAAD
Corps de Ballet: DUNCAN ANDERSON
Corps de Ballet: KAMILLA TELL ARONSEN
Corps de Ballet: JESSICA HILL
Corps de Ballet: JULIE NUNÈS
Corps de Ballet: SUZY HALSTEAD
Corps de Ballet: VICTORIA PAINE
Corps de Ballet: AMELIA JACKSON
Swing: RASMUS MONONEN
Swing: JOEL ZERPE
Swing: HANNA ULVAN
Swing: KINGA SZABADVÁRY
Ballet Swing: CATHERINE LEPPINGWELL

Understudies:
The Phantom of the Opera: JOHN MARTIN BENGTSSON, JOEL ZERPE
Christine Daaé: MICHAELA SJÖSTEDT, HANNA ULVAN
Raoul, Count de Chagny: GLENN EDELL, JOHN MARTIN BENGTSSON
Carlotta Giudicelli: LISA THOR, MIRIAM RYEN
Monsieur Firmin: DANIEL ENGMAN, SAMUEL JARRICK
Monsieur André: MARTIN KAGEMARK, GLENN EDELL
Madame Giry: KARIN FUNK, KINGA SZABADVÁRY
Ubaldo Piangi: FREDRIK DE JOUNGE, DANIEL SVENSON
Meg Giry: KAMILLA TELL ARONSEN, JESSICA HILL

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Re: 2016 SWEDISH PRODUCTION

Post  Jennie on Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:12 pm

Have got tickets for this in November, and last night I actually dreamt about seeing the show. But it was a bit of a nightmare, there was just so much wrong. There was no chandelier, just a kind of  white ceiling fixture light with a phantom mask on it, in white, so you couldn't really see it. In the middle of the auditorium, someone had set a row of Ionic columns with veils between them, so you couldn't really see the stage. The cast was wearing blue unitards in some kind of stretchy fabric, and everything was completely weird. When I complained I was told that it was a non-replica version and if I didn't like it, then tough....  

This has been one of my weirdest dreams in a very long time. Am having some trouble bending my mind around hearing it in Swedish, but will try to prepare myself by listening to the old recording with Samuelsson etc etc. I am not a fan of Peter Jöback, but he is interesting in that his voice has echoes of a Crawford quality. But the lyrics just sound so weird in Swedish! Oh dear oh dear.

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