1800 "PHANTOMS" CELEBRATE PHANTOM – THE LAS VEGAS SPECTACULAR'S FOURTH ANNIVERSARY

Audience Members Became "Angels of Music" at The Phantom Theatre at The Venetian

LAS VEGAS, June 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular made history this weekend, when more than 1800 “Phantoms” gathered at The Phantom Theatre at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino to celebrate the legendary show’s fourth anniversary on the Las Vegas Strip.

Following the performance, cast members, led by the show’s “Phantom,” filed into the audience handing commemorative versions of the iconic mask to the sold-out house setting the record for the world’s largest gathering of “Phantoms” ever assembled in a single location. As with any production orchestrated by “The Phantom,” it ended with the crash of the $5 million, 2,000-pound chandelier.

“Congratulations to everyone involved in Phantom Las Vegas and to the show’s many loyal fans and supporters. I can’t wait to see the video of this record-breaking moment!” says creator Andrew Lloyd Webber.

“Celebrating our fourth anniversary with a house full of Phantoms is a hell of an idea,” says legendary Director Hal Prince. “I wish I could be there to see it. It’s a real testament to the show’s fan base and a celebration of the success we’ve had at The Venetian.”

This lavish production of Phantom-The Las Vegas Spectacular thrills audiences six nights a week at The Venetian. This extraordinary, 95-minute version of Phantom is directed by 21-time Tony Award winner Hal Prince, the show’s original director, and guided by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber. From the moment you enter the magnificent custom-built theatre you are immersed in the storied Paris Opera House and become part of The Phantom’s world. Featuring every beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber song from the original, spectacular sets, new effects, and a breathtaking chandelier experience, Phantom is an only-in-Vegas experience.

Phantom at The Venetian is produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Inc. and BASE Entertainment.

Phantom performs at The Venetian on Monday and Saturday at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm, Tuesday – Friday at 7:00 pm (dark on Sunday). Tickets are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or 702-414-9000, or online at www.Venetian.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call (702) 785-5394. For more information visit www.phantomlasvegas.com.