The Phantom of the Opera is so much more than a cop-out Halloween costume. It’s a musical icon, and one that’s been thrilling audiences for centuries. Or since the ’80s. (Our fact checker’s on vacation, sorry.)
It’s also our favorite mask-related story that doesn’t involve Cher.
So like all great things, somebody set it out to make it even better. That somebody would be megahit-maker (and original producer) Cameron Mackintosh, who’s created a lavish new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber staple.
In addition to the legendary chandelier drop, they’ve added many more state-of-the-art effects to meet the demands of contemporary audiences. The show also boasts a cast and orchestra of 52 people. That means we could go bowling with a member of the Phantom production every week for a year without repeats!
Best of all, the show opens tonight at the majestic Winspear Opera House, the kind of theater required to truly do justice to the show.
Because The Phantom of the Community Theatre doesn’t really pack the same punch.
AT&T Performing Arts Center Broadway Series
Tonight through August 24
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas
www.attpac.org Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy