Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has come to Dallas, and let me tell you – it’s incredible.
Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals
and Broadway Across America at The Music Hall at Fair Park, it is showing from December 19 through January 6.
You may already know the story of Phantom of the Opera, but this production breathes fresh life into a familiar tale.
This brand new North American tour features elaborate new sets. A highlight was a rotating piece that creatively housed several different settings. I especially loved the creative treatment of the Phantom’s lair.
We were invited into the theater ahead of the production to see the show’s legendary chandelier being outfitted with a few special effects of it’s own. This priceless piece weighs 2,000 pounds and travels with the production from city to city for this tour.
We also got to see a few of the costumes up close, including the Phantom’s famous cape. All the beads on the gowns are hand sewn. While a lot of the costumes are reproductions, a few pieces from the original show have been passed town to this tour.
You will hear all your favorite songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and (my personal favorite) “Masquerade” performed by an impressive cast and orchestra of 52 performers.
It’s always a good idea to arrive early to performances at Dallas Summer Musical. If you have time to eat, they have a fine dining buffet available at the Crystal Terrace (you’ll probably want to make reservations ahead of time) or quick and casual dining at the Bistro upstairs.
To purchase tickets, visit DallasSummerMusicals.org, call 800-745-3000 or visit the Music Hall at Fair Park’s Box Office at 909 1st Avenue, Dallas TX 75210. Ticket prices start at $26 (pricing subject to change).
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/