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Props & Sets for Phantom of the Opera

Posted by Wendy Moyle on March 1, 2011

There have been a number of stage and screen incarnations of Phantom of the Opera since the initial publication of the novel. One of our favorites (besides the 1925 Lon Chaney horror film, natch) is the visual feast served up in the 2004 movie based on the Broadway musical. For events with this fresh yet classic theme, Shindigz party decorations can help you replicate the luxe feel and romance of Phantom for a stage play, Mardi Gras masquerade or Phantabulous fundraiser.

For nearly all Phantom intents and purposes, we recommend pieces from the Music of the Night theme kit, shown at right. This kit features a tall gated entry arch and columns that evoke Gilded Age edifices along with a freestanding pipe organ prop of show-stopping size and design.

Suggest a hint of the cold subterranean chambers below, if you like, by covering walls or stage background with a flagstone-patterned flat paper or a stone wall dungeon backdrop from Halloween decorations (in fact, for a truly macabre take on this theme, you might use wall torches and other add-ons for a version of the torture chamber described in the novel).

Add drapes of reddest gossamer, leaving peeks here and there of the “stone” if you are using it, and cover tables with the same fabric. Then, go for the gold with glittering 3-tiered chandeliers, tableware, chair sashes and as many of our Music of the Night gold pillar candle props as you dare.

Trim the Night candles to various heights for centerpiece trios and for groupings on serving tables, pedestals and floor. Don’t be shy about mixing the props with candelabra, single tapers and other pillars to coax out maximum drama (for flame-free zones, select models from our LED candles collection!).

Invitations, banners and other customized printing for your Phantom event are quick and easy when you shop the Mardi Gras party supplies store. Of course you can match the distinctive mask of the Music of the Night promotional banners with Custom Creation invitations and tickets, but we also like the colorful Masks & Swirls design for this theme or production so do take a peek at that one, too!

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