Legendary Phantom Peter Karrie to star at Llanelli Rotary fundraising night


Legendary Phantom of the Opera star Peter Karrie is to star at Llanelli Rotary Club's big annual fundraising night.
The annual Rotary Ball - one of the highlights of Llanelli's social calendar - will have a special theme this year.
It is being billed as 'Music of the Night'.
The Ball takes place at the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, on Friday, October 30 (7 for 7.30pm).
The evening will be dedicated to raising funds for the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.
"It promises to be a fabulous evening," said Llanelli Rotary Club President Susan Roberts.
"We've secured a big name star for a very special night and we are hoping the community of Llanelli rallies behind the event to make it a sell-out."
Guests will enjoy a 'welcome drink', three course dinner with entertainment, Peter Karrie and Jimi Webb (The South Wales King of Swing). There will be dancing until late.
Tickets are £35 and are available from the Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, telephone 758171.



Peter Karrie’s voice has been showcased in many of the greatest theatrical successes in contemporary musical theatre, the highlight of which must be his highly acclaimed portrayal of The Phantom in Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record breaking musical The Phantom of the Opera.
Peter first played The Phantom at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London before going on to play the role in Toronto, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver and the Millennium tour of Great Britain, covering Southampton, Bradford and Manchester.
His performances have been reviewed as “definitive” and have earned him the title of “The World’s Most Popular Phantom” on two separate occasions. (As voted for by The Worldwide Phantom Appreciation Society)
Other stage credits are as follows:
Peter originated the Che role in ‘Evita’ for the first national tour of Britain.
He played the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables for more than three and a half years at London’s Palace Theatre reprising the same role several years later and then reprising it for a third time after that. He was once again reunited with the role in 1997 taking part in a spectacular open air concert in front of 15000 people at Cardiff castle.
Peter was an original member of the cast of Chess, eventually taking over from Murray Head as The American (Freddy Trumper).
Peter’s first West End production was in Ray Cooney’s Fire Angel. This was soon followed by another production called James Dean. ,
One of his all time favourite roles was as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar (At the Palace Theatre).
He created the role of John Blackthorn for James Clavells Shogun in Washington and on Broadway, New York.
In 2004 he played Daddy Warbucks in Annie .
In early 2005 he created the role of the fire-and-brimstone preacher The Reverend Peter Price in the brand new, all Welsh musical Amazing Grace ..
This was followed in the summer of 2005 with an out of town run as Fagin in a Cameron Mackintosh production of Oliver!
In February 2006 he performed, once again to great critical acclaim, as Don Quixote in the very demanding and complex musical Man of La Mancha at the Cork Opera House.
In the summer of 2006 he performed the role of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof
This was followed by a second tour of Amazing Grace, once again playing the stand out role of The Reverend Peter Price.
2007 saw Peter creating yet another role in the brand new musical ‘The Contender’ (A life story of boxing legend Tommy Farr) His role was that of Tommy’s one-legged trainer Joby ‘Peg leg’ Churchill.
In recent months, Peter has been touring Wales with a hugely-popular Small Halls Tour.

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