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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s much loved Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali is patron of the world’s most popular musical, ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ which will be held at Istana Budaya, come June 15.

Following the announcement, live entertainment company, BASE Entertainment will host the Tun Siti Hasmah Charity Gala on July 3.

“I have always had a soft spot for the arts, so when Base Entertainment invited me to be the patron, I was delighted to accept the offer,” said the wife of Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Charity Gala aims to raise funds for two non-profit organisations – Dyslexia Association of Malaysia (PDM) and Malaysian Spinal Injuries Association (MASIA).

Both PDM and MASIA offer emotional and practical support to those affected and rely mostly on the generosity of supporters to further their cause.

“BASE Entertainment has always believed in giving back to the community, and we are pleased that ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ can impact in support of causes that do not normally get enough visibility and attention,” said BASE Entertainment head, Datuk Jared Lim.

Tickets to the Charity Gala are priced at RM1,500 (Premium), RM1,000 (Category A) and RM600 (Category B).

‘The Phantom of the Opera’ was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart and is the longest-running show in Broadway history, which is now enjoying its 33rd year in London’s West End.

-BERNAMA