A dream unmasked as 'Phantom' debuts in bangkok
It was a work of love, years in the making for Takonkiet Viravan to stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical in Thailand, but on opening night it was clear that it was worth every minute's wait
It was a dream come true for Takonkiet "Boy" Viravan, whose lasting impression of The Phantom of the Opera compelled him to build the Rachadalai Theatre with the goal of eventually presenting the legendary musical in Bangkok.
Raksit Rakkandee, Neil Thomson, Khunying ML Piyapas Bhirombhakdi, Piyada Akkaraseranee, Takonkiet Viravan, Sara Jutharattanakul and Chutinant Bhirombhakdi.
It has taken him over a decade to be able to stage a musical of such magnitude in Thailand. He had to build from the ground up, creating a world class venue, and ensuring that the audience base was wide enough to make a long-running production of this size feasible. Boy produced local musicals over the years, sourcing talent and training performers in song and stage techniques, as well as educating Thai audiences in the culture of the musical.
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