CPCC Theatre, Opera and Dance open Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera on Friday November 13th at 8:00pm in the Dale F. Halton Theater to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the facility. As part of the show two very talented young ladies have been cast in the role of Christine Daae. Why two actresses for one role? The role of Christine Daae is one of the most demanding vocal roles ever written for the Musical Theatre stage. At no time in the history of the show has one actress appeared in ever performance in a single week. So when we set out to cast Phantom we knew we were going to need two Christines in order to present the show. And we couldn’t be more pleased with the two dynamite performers we found.
Karley Kornegay is absolutely thrilled to be joining the cast of CPCC’s The Phantom of the Opera in the role of her dreams. Karley has studied classical voice for four years now with Jacquelyn Culpepper at Davidson College. Some of her previous credits include Peter Pan (Mrs. Darling), Sweeney Todd (Pirelli) Rent (Mrs. Cohen), Les Miserables (Montparnasse/Ensemble), and Footloose: The Musical (Eleanor Dunbar). She would like to thank her family for always loving and supporting her.
Anna Belle Lusk will complete her AFA at CPCC this spring where she has maintained a 4.00, and will be transferring for a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance next fall. In the past, she has performed in the Wizard of Oz (Dorothy), Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey), and recently spent a month in Mexico studying opera at a vocal intensive. Anna Belle is thrilled and humbled to be a part of Phantom, and sends much love and thanks to her parents, teachers, and friends for believing in her dream.
Both of these talented ladies will making their premier performances with CPCC Performing Arts in Phantom of the Opera. Karley will appear on 11/13, 15, 19, 21. Anna Belle Lusk will perform on 11/14, 18, 20, 22. We invite you to see both of these fabulous performers as they present the role of a life time. You can get your tickets to Phantom at the SunTrust Box Office 704-330-6534 or online 24/7 at tix.cpcc.edu.