The NEW Phantom of The Opera Tour is Outstanding!

I’ve never seen Phantom of the Opera before so I have no expectations on what to expect.  I did bring along someone that had seen the older version.  For me the experience was amazing at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.  I had a feeling it was going to be a rememberable show from the audience cheering, screaming and clapping before the show even started.  My friend said that they really did a fabulous job with changing up some things and making it more engaging to the audience.  He likes this one better he said.

When you see the amazing stage set up and how they transform from scene to scene is incredible.  A lot of work and thought goes into every little detail.  Everything glides so smoothly and you sit in your chair as if you’re really there.  If you could only watch one broadway show in your life I would say this would be the one!!

Beware...  Phantom of the Opera is here!Just in case you needed some excitement during the show, you don’t need to worry about that.  They keep you on your toes and your heart a beeping.  I had a feeling when I read a sign before heading into the show of what to expect.  Get ready for some unexpected things to happen…  WOW!

The Phantom of the Opera is bigger than before.  For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com

I had such a great privilege to go behind the scenes and talk to some cast members before the show started.  Pretty impressive of what all takes place before the show and how many people are involved in the show.

Did you know…

  • They travel with 20 semi trucks to carry all stage equipment and 1 of them is just for wardrobe!
  • 38 cast members, 28 crew, hair/make-up, orchestra adds up to 100 traveling each time!
  • The phantom is the only one that has his own personal person to help him change during scenes.  His jeweled beaded cape is also worth $25,000!
  • Some of the dresses that the ladies wear weigh are 10 lbs.  Trying to dance in them was something they had to get used to.
  • The chandelier which has been incorporated in The Phantom of the Opera since 1986 weighs 1 ton and is used in a new exciting way.
  • Suggested age for The Phantom of the Opera is 6+.  The show is 2 hours and 45 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission).
  • During their stays from city to city some cast members will choose hotels while others might rent a home with other cast members or some might stay with family and friends if they live in the area.
  • Music is still the same as the original but with more of a fresh and modern feel.  The entire score and all the songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber in which he keeps the great songs you love completely intact.
  • Director Laurence Connor directed this production.  The new scenic design by Paul Brown, and the original Tony Award-winning costume design by the late Maria Bjornson, new lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, and new choreography by Scott Ambler.  The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.
  • The Original Phantom is currently running if five productions around the world:  Flagship London production (since 1986), Broadway of New York (since 1988-Phantom celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Broadway in January 2013), Budapest (Hungary), Kyoto (Japan), and Seoul (Korea).

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chandelier at The Phantom of the Opera

 

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Seattle engagement at The Paramount Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Tickets are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).

 

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