by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe (Cameron Mackintosh). Super-sized staging of the iconic musical about love and obsession in 19th century Paris. Opens Jun 7 and runs to Jun 30, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm (see website for additional shows). $79-$220.
This touring production of the mega-musical about the masked man who haunts the Paris Opera House is aided by a design that efficiently shows off different aspects of the setting, a new effect with that infamous chandelier and strong singers (if not actors) in the leads. While the book and lyrics are still clunky, Lloyd Webbers music is as catchy and haunting as ever.
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