This summer's musical "Phantom of the Opera," written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, was a tremendous success. The team of Jan and Brian Knutson, Jim Tropp, and Michael Stanek surpassed expectations as they brought to life “Phantom of the Opera.”
Comments from the audience included the following:
"You don't need to go to Broadway to see ‘Phantom’ when Broadway is at Parker High School."
"The elaborate set design, special effects, costumes and the hard work of many people made this a spectacular show that deserved the resounding standing ovation from the audience."
“The music by Andrew Lloyd Webber was done to perfection by high school students who sounded like seasoned adults.” WOW! These quotes in the paper were right on point.
The musical was also mentioned on Broadway World.com under the title "Sing For Me! Incredible Video of High School Production of The Phantom of the Opera" by Pat Cerasaro. Pat states, "A high school excels with The Phantom of the Opera!"
This was the last time this musical will be seen at the high school or college level. The production company from Rodgers and Hammerstein will no longer license the musical at these levels. We are glad we had the opportunity to perform the musical one last time.
Hats off to Mr. Jim Tropp, Director; Mrs. Jan Knutson and Mr. Brian Knutson, Musical Directors; Mr. Michael Stanek, Choreographer; and the cast, crew and musicians for their hard work. They did an AWESOME job!