In continuation of my partnership with Broadway Across America, I present to you Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera! Now playing at the Adrienne Arsht Center through March 6, 2016.
Be sure to check
back soon for Tiffany’s review. In the meantime you can read the write up I did on Phantom of the Opera last year.
TifDiP’s Two Cents: Thirty years ago, Andrew Lloyd Weber gifted the theater world with his original score of Phantom of the Opera. Now in Miami, Cameron Mackintosh has brought the Phantom back as one of Broadway’s largest productions on tour.
The cast seemed to be much younger than any cast I have ever seen, but their performance showed that they were nothing but professional and experienced.
Chris Mann gives The Phantom more contemporary sounds and commands the stage with his presence. Katie Travis magnificently captured both strong and soft sides of Christine Daee and hit her highest octave with perfection. Other standout performances in the show included Meg, Monsieur, Firmin and Monsieur Andre.
In this production, it is very evident that both directors of lighting and costumes are Tony Award® winners. The famous Masquerade scene was incredible – the colors, the ruffles, the various masks. The gowns on the women flowed so gracefully across the stage and the stage came live with the vocals.
Anyone who has seen Phantom anticipates the dramatic drop of the chandelier – and that it most certainly was! Pyrotechnics, lighting and sound effects were in abundance throughout the performance and added to the show’s authenticity.
Being the Broadway junkie that I am – especially the classics – I’ve seen Phantom of the Opera at least 6 times. It’s been about five years since I last saw Phantom, and I was truly impressed with how this production kept the traditional opera yet still had a different flair than any other I’ve seen.
The Phantom of the Opera
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
Phantom Of The Opera delivers with the new scenic design, original costumes, and new choreography. 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 haven’t yet seen Phantom on stage, now is the time to do so.
The parental guidance advisory notes ages 8+, and I agree. 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 45 minutes, which includes one 15 minute intermission. Food, snacks and beverages are available for purchase, and are permitted inside the theater for this performance.
Perfect for a date night, whether you are seeing Phantom for the first time or the fourth time, it will be memorable.
Ticket prices start at $34. There are several shows left to choose from, including a few matinee options, with the last show on March 6, 2016. The Phantom of the Opera is playing at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts which is located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, FL 33132. Tickets are available for purchase here or by calling the Box Office at (305) 949-6722. Be sure to visit Broadway Across America for details about Broadway shows coming to South Florida!
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Disclosure: Mama’s Mission was not compensated for this post. I received 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.