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Muppets Meet the Classics; The Phantom of the Opera.jpg
Written by Erik Forrest Jackson
Illustrator Owen Richardson
Published October 17, 2017
Publisher Penguin Workshop
ISBN 978-0451534378

Uncle Deadly promotes the book on Facebook

Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera is a Muppet book released by Penguin Workshop on October 17, 2017. The 288-page book stars the Muppet cast in an adaptation of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera.

Official description

What do you get when you cross the Muppets and the classics? A monster hit! Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, Uncle Deadly, and the other Muppets as they bring this gripping tale of mystery and suspense to life in their own hilarious way.

This classic tale of love, intrigue, and jealousy at the Paris Opera House, which has thrilled readers, musical lovers, and movie goers for more than a century, has now been reimagined with the cast of the Muppets. Readers will gasp, cry, laugh, and laugh again as Kermit (as Raoul), Miss Piggy (as Christine), Uncle Deadly (as the phantom), and the chickens (as the ballet corps) give a whole new meaning to the word "classic." This imaginative tale is sure to win the hearts of all Muppets fans, as well as fans of literary classics.[1]


In this book, it is always written so that the reader knows which Muppets are involved in the plot. In fact most of the characters simply use their own names. Only a few have mild name adjustments to accommodate character names. Below is an approximation regarding which roles in the book each Muppet character was meant to represent.

Character Cast:

Debienne and Poligny - J.P. Grosse
Janice Sorelli (La Sorelli in the book) - Janice
Pepino Rodrigo Serrano Gonzales - Pepe the King Prawn
Pampin - Seymour
Comte Constantine de Chagny (Philippe in the book) - Constantine
Monsieur Viscount Kermit de Chagny (Raoul in the book) - Kermit the Frog
Piggy Daae (Christine in the book) - Miss Piggy
Doctor of the Theater - Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Armand Moncharmin - Statler
Firmin Richard - Waldorf
Madame Giry - Mama Fiama
The Phantom - Uncle Deadly
Daddy Daaé - Rowlf the Dog
Professor Sweetums Valerius - Sweetums
Mama Valerius - Mildred Huxtetter
Milfroid - Fozzie Bear
Mercier - Sam the Eagle
Lachenel - Jacques Roach
Carlotta - Yolanda Rat
The Persian - The Great Gonzo
Darius - Quongo
Mauclair - Chip
Firey Head - Animal
Andrew Floyd Webber - Floyd Pepper

As themselves (in approximate order of appearance): Johnny Fiama, Camilla, Beauregard, Beaker, Wayne and Wanda, Scooter, Rizzo the Rat, The Swedish Chef, Big Tiny Tallsaddle, Clueless Morgan, Polly Lobster, Bean Bunny, Lew Zealand, Annie Sue, Lenny the Lizard, Angus MacGregor, Winky Pinkerton, Chickens, Penguins, Sheep, Rats

Mentioned but not shown: Crazy Harry, Sopwith the Camel, Fleet Scribbler, Mr. Poodlepants, Mean Mama, Big Mean Carl, Howard Tubman, Lydia



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