Disclosure: I was provided with media tickets to attend this performance. However, all opinions are 100% my own.
The Spectacular New Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is now playing at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, November 19 – 30, 2014
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the most successful musical of all time and it’s a part of the The Broadway in Fort Lauderdale 2014-2015 subscription season.
We are truly fortunate to have Phantom Of The Opera begin its North American tour for the 2014-2015 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale subscription season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. The Phantom wants to cast his spell on your mind, but can only do so for a limited time during its engagement running from November 19 – November 30, 2014.
I had the honor of attending the opening night of the Phantom of the Opera. The show was sold out and with good reason. 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.
I remember walking down Broadway in New York City as a girl with my Mama and seeing the advertisements for Phantom of the Opera. At the time it both scared me a little and turned me off too. All I kept thinking was I never want to see a boring opera! Clearly I didn’t have the appreciation of a classical musical such as Phantom. If I only knew then what I know now.
I laughed, I cried, and I sat on the edge of my seat. I yearned to meet the Phantom. I wanted the angel of music to teach me how to sing. I also got a little weirded out by the monkey under the Phantoms table. But all in all I had an amazing time. I do hope that I will have the opportunity to see Phantom on stage again when the girls are older. The Phantoms passion for his opera is unmatched.
The casting is incredible, the voices, the acting, all are simply superb. Seeing the chandelier drop unexpectedly was definitely AMAZING! It landed about 10 feet above the audience.
Based on the classic novel Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
“Extraordinarily opulent. This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design, fresh drama and added momentum.” – Sunday Express (UK)
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” – The Scotsman (UK)
“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer “This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” – Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
The 2014 production of Phantom Of The Opera is bigger and better than ever before. With new scenic design, original costumes, and new choreography, this isn’t your mamas Phantom! Featuring a cast and orchestra of 52, this is one of the largest productions currently on tour. Reminisce with classic songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade”
Phantom has played in theatres for over 28 years, has won numerous awards, and has been performed in 30 countries and 14 languages. If you’ve never had the opportunity to see it on stage now is your chance as Phantom goes on tour all across the USA.
Phantom is recommended for most audiences. There is no parental guidance advisory noted, however, I recommend that children be ages 9 and up. This seemed to be the minimum age for the children in attendance. The closer to the stage the better for the younger ones to see all the action.
Phantom Of The Opera runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes, which includes one 15 minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase, and are permitted inside the theater for this performance.
There are plenty of shows left to choose from, playing in the evenings on weekdays and with two shows each on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding Thanksgiving.
Perfect for a date night, whether you are seeing Phantom for the first time or the fourth time, it will be memorable. Remember, the fun in Fort Lauderdale ends on November 30, 2014 and shows are selling out quickly!
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, be sure to visit the official website.
Tickets to see Phantom Of The Opera start at a family friendly budget price of just $34.75 and are available for purchase online at www.browardcenter.org or by phone 800-745-3000. Day and evening showtimes are available to fit any schedule. Group tickets are also available.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312.
Be sure to visit Broadway Across America for details about upcoming Broadway shows coming to South Florida!
Photo and Video Credits @ MamasMission and Matthew Murphy.
Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post. I was provided with media tickets to attend this performance; however, all opinions are 100% my own. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.