Phantom of the Opera is and has been, one of the most popular Broadway shows of all time. It’s an old story, based upon a French story by Gaston Leroux. The novel was first published in 1909, and then in English in 1911. It even gained popularity as one of the first silent films. Today, it’s just as—or even more—popular than ever before. Tickets to the Phantom of the Opera are one of those things that every fan of musical theater should experience at some point in their lives because it is such an iconic work. First, on stage in the mid-1980s, it continues to be one of the most loved and most often repeated performances of all time. Even if you aren’t a fan of musicals, this is one of those shows that are worth seeing just because it is such a huge part of our culture.
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The musical version of the story—the one currently on stage—was composed by the great Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber is famous for his timeless scores also including Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Evita, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Phantom is one of his most renowned plays and has earned him several awards. Year after year, critics rave about how wonderful of a show it is, how strong the musical numbers are, and how well produced the stage set continues to be.
The story revolves around opera singer Christine, and the Phantom—Erik—who live in the depths of the old opera house. He kidnaps her after a stunning performance, and she discovers his hideous, deformed face. When her friend, Raoul, learns of this, he purposes to capture the Phantom but is instead captured. Eventually, the Phantom has a change of heart and frees his captives. It is a sad story, but one filled with sincere, heartfelt emotions. When performed correctly, this is a powerful tour de force.
Tickets to Phantom of the Opera have been hot items for theater fans for decades now. Besides on Broadway, it has also met with stunning success in Toronto’s Pantages Theatre cliquez pour plus d’infos. Currently, it is playing at the Sarofim Hall in Houston Texas and the Majestic Theater in New York City.