The Regals Musical Society
This show was presented at The Rockdale Town Hall.
|Musical Director||Danielle Nicholls|
Clare Southwell, Peggy Leto, Julie Morrison, Amanda Dever, Marilyn Noakes, Yendi Midgley, Margrete Johannessen, Kate Zifovich, Racheline Jackson, Sally Quinell, Meg Girdler, Jennifer Cowles, Merryn Totty, Erin Faber, Dawn Pointon, Caroline Harwood, Ruth Griffiths, Melinda Willson, Mia Sartori, Brianna Ragel, Jamie Young, Michelle Morrison, Felicia Harris, David Day, Osman Kabbara, Adam Ring, Peter Vernon, Paul Morrison Brendan Gutsell, Robert Taylor, Peter Kemp, Jayson Soeterboek, Andrew Howie, Ken Dillon, Adrian Thompson, Craig Stewart, Ian Moggs, John Day, Damien Quinell, Steve Goodwin, and Robert Mason
Paris is a rock opera, based on the ancient legend of Troy, written by well-known performer and composer Jon English in conjunction with UK/Australian producer David Mackay, in the late 1980s. The Regals were proud to produce the World Premiere of Paris in October 2003.Paris is based on the Trojan War. Although poetic licence has been taken with this mythical story, this is not unusual as many versions have been created over the years. This version is a simple love story surrounding and including Paris's participation in the Trojan War and some other characters.Paris is about the struggle to maintain some balance between passion and order, law and chaos, or if you like the head and the heart. Each character is flawed by his or her own imbalance between these two forces, and the resulting struggle is reflected both internally and externally. It is no surprise that a war started through greed, lust and anger, was resolved by cold cunning logic. Paris also gives an opportunity to explore the darker sides of love: it's obsessive and all consuming passion regardless of the consequences.The characters include Achilles, Paris (son of the King of Troy) and Helen of Troy (love interest for Paris) amongst others. The story line of this show includes use of the well-known 'Trojan Horse'.Paris was first recorded as a concept album with a Australian Cast, produced on CD in 1990. It was announced that E & B Productions would bring Paris to the stage in London, England, in Spring of 1998 with Rob Bettinson as director, but was never produced.