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Historic All-Black Cast Performance of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ Delights Kampala Audience

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  • Roy Ronald Tumwizere, the Brand Manager, hailed the significance of presenting the play with an all-black cast, envisioning the Bright House platform as a beacon for cultural diversity and artistic innovation.
  • With captivating storytelling and electrifying performances, the talented cast transported the audience to the heart of Broadway, infusing the production with a distinct Ugandan flair.

Kampala recently played host to an unforgettable evening of glamour and artistic brilliance, courtesy of Guinness Bright House and Timeless Arts. The iconic Kampala Serena became the stage for a historic rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless classic, ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ featuring an all-black cast, a first in the play’s storied history.

From the moment guests graced the red carpet, the atmosphere radiated sophistication, with attendees embracing the evening’s Masked Glam theme with impeccable style.

Sipping on perfectly chilled Guinness and signature cocktails, anticipation soared as the curtains lifted, marking the beginning of a theatrical journey unlike any other.

With captivating storytelling and electrifying performances, the talented cast transported the audience to the heart of Broadway, infusing the production with a distinct Ugandan flair.

At its core, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ delves into themes of unrequited love and societal ostracization, echoing Timeless Arts’ commitment to raising awareness about mental health challenges faced by intellectually disabled youth. Through a partnership with Special Olympics Uganda, the production aims to provide a dedicated facility for these individuals, offering them a space to call their own.

Karen Hasahya, CEO of Timeless Arts, expressed her elation at seeing this vision materialize, emphasizing the importance of combating stigma and supporting vulnerable communities.

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For Guinness, this collaboration underscores its dedication to championing Uganda’s creative industry. Roy Ronald Tumwizere, the Brand Manager, hailed the significance of presenting the play with an all-black cast, envisioning the Bright House platform as a beacon for cultural diversity and artistic innovation.

Following its debut at the Kampala Serena, the production will continue its run at the National Theatre throughout May, providing audiences with the opportunity to witness this groundbreaking performance every weekend.

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