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Performed in 148 countries across the world!
5 Jun

Over 300 Awards Won. 300 Million Tickets Sold. 40 million Albums sold.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most successful and distinguished composers of our time, who has reigned over the musical theatre world for nearly five decades. Winning numerous awards, including multiple Tonys, Oliviers and an Oscar, Andrew Lloyd Webber has enchanted millions worldwide with his music and hit shows.
When Sunset Boulevard joined School Of RockCats and The Phantom Of The Opera on Broadway in 2018, Andrew Lloyd Webber became the only person since 1953 to have four Broadway shows running concurrently. Other musicals he has composed include Aspects Of LoveJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatJesus Christ SuperstarEvita and Love Never Dies. 
As a composer and producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of an elite group of artists to have achieved EGOT status by receiving an Emmy, four Grammys including Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Requiem, an Oscar and eight Tony Awards including the 2018 Special Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.   Additionally he has been honoured with  seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, a BASCA Fellowship, and the Kennedy Center Honor.


Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T. S. Eliot
Short Musical (75 minutes), Backing Tracks, Rock Musical
Casting: 8M, 6F, 4M or F
The CATS Abridged Edition has been developed with junior groups and schools in mind and is available to groups with a performing age of 14 and under. The Abridged Edition backing track is approximately 75 minutes in length and has been developed specifically for younger Jellicles. The CDs provide the flexibility to edit the show to a suitable length for the performance age group and aid the learning and rehearsal process.
The Rehearsal CD includes backing tracks and vocals. The Performance CD features backing tracks only.

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Short Musical, Backing Tracks, Rock Musical, Biblical
Casting: 17M, 1F, 1M or F
Developed with children of a junior age in mind, the running time of the CD is approximately 60 minutes, and would also be suitable for primary schools and youth groups. This fantastic resource, recorded with live musicians, has been created to add some Technicolor to your production!
The Rehearsal CD features children singing the parts for ease of learning. The Performance CD has the backing tracks only, all live instruments. 

Music and Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opéra’ Gaston Leroux. Book and Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Lyrics by Charles Hart.
Full Length Musical, Romance, Melodrama, Drama, 19th Century
Casting: 6M, 4F, plus ensemble

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is now available for schools, colleges and universities to perform.
The Phantom of the Opera is a perfect way to introduce young people to the pleasures and mysteries of a live theatre experience. In these days of film and video, The Phantom of the Opera’s unforgettable score and breathtaking spectacle can show students that the theatre is an exciting and vital place. 

As well as being a sweeping, fantastic story, The Phantom of the Opera evokes ideas and concepts that run through history and literature: the outcast, the mythology of beauty and the beast, the use of the mask, women in Victorian society and the power of music. Students will learn that ideas and language which seem dry and dull on the page come vividly to life on stage.

Orchestra: 27 Piece - for those without the resources or the space for a 27 piece orchestra, Realtime Music Solutions provide an orchestral enhancement software called Sinfonia. This software offers the flexibility for a smaller ensemble to play alongside the orchestral enhancement software, generating the rich orchestral sounds of a full 27 piece orchestra. 

Melbourne City Youth Theatre, Darebin Arts Centre
June 14 – 16, 2019
North Queensland Opera and Music Theatre, Townsville Civic Theatre
October 16 – 19, 2019
Alexandra Musical Society, Alexandra, Central Otago
September 28 – October 4, 2019
Whangarei Theatre Company, Forum North, Whangarei
June 6 – 22, 2019

Rockhampton Musical Union Choir, Pilbeam Theatre
November 1 – 3, 2019

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