The Monster Movie & Mash-Up at the Palace
“The Phantom of the Opera” (1925) with live organ
plus mini-concert by cast members from the Broadway show
Sunday, November 1, 2015
4:30pm costume parade
5pm Q&A with New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick
6:50pm mini concert with cast members from the Broadway show and Q&A scheduled to be led by New York Post Broadway columnist Michael Riedel
Tickets: Adults: $10 online/$15 at the door. Seniors/Children under 12: $5 online/$10 at the door
For the 3rd year, UPCA presents a Halloween extravaganza with a classic monster movie accompanied by live music plus special guests.
Before the movie, costumed guests of all ages will be invited to parade across the stage.
Then New York Post Chief Film Critic Lou Lumenick will introduce the 1925 version of “The Phantom of the Opera”, starring Lon Chaney, which will be screened using a new edition of the BluRay released in October.
The silent movie will feature live musical accompaniment by Ben Model, one of the nation’s premiere film accompanists, who will perform his original score on theatre organ. Model accompanies silents regularly at MoMA, The Silent Clowns Film Series, and at the Library of Congress.
After the movie, current principal cast members from the Broadway production of “The Phantom of the Opera,” Laird Mackintosh, Rachel Zatcoff and Kyle Barisich, will perform a mini-concert and participate in a Q&A that is scheduled to be led by New York Post Broadway Columnist Michael Riedel. The longest-running show in Broadway history, “Phantom” has been playing for a record-breaking 28 years at New York’s Majestic Theatre, where Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score combined with spectacular scenery and breathtaking special effects have magically combined to bring the classic love story to life for an unprecedented 11,500 performances. (Tickets for the Broadway production available at www.PhantomBroadway.com.)
The movie is 78 minutes long and stars Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Snitz Edwards, and Cesare Gravina. It was directed by Rupert Julian.
Previous Monster Movie Mash-ups have included “Spanish Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” with guitar great Gary Lucas performing his original soundtrack compositions during the movie.
Purchase tickets at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10034012