OMAHA, NEBRASKA (November 23, 2015) -- Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is coming to Omaha’s Orpheum Theater April 20 through May 1, 2016 as part of Omaha Performing Arts’ Broadway Series. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52 making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
Tickets, starting at $30 each, will go on sale for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Monday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m. They will be available online at TicketOmaha.com; by phone at 402.345.0606; or at the Ticket Omaha* box office inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 12th and Douglas. Groups of 15 or more may purchase tickets by calling 402.661.8516 or toll-free at 866.434.8587.
“It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated 27 years on Broadway,” Webber said, “Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the U.K.”
“With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 27 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original,” Mackintosh said. “With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again – the music of the night is soaring to dazzling new heights.”
PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!
“POWERFUL, GORGEOUS…AND BETTER THAN EVER.”
-The Philadelphia Inquirer
“EXTRAORDINARILY OPULENT. THIS PHANTOM’S STORYTELLING AND RELATIONSHIPS HAVE AN ELECTRIFYING TENSION.”
“AN INTENSE AND SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION WITH A STUNNING NEW DESIGN, FRESH DRAMA AND ADDED MOMENTUM.” -Sunday Express (U.K.)
“TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED; THIS KIND OF GORGEOUS ESCAPISM IS EXACTLY WHAT AUDIENCES NEED.” -The Scotsman (U.K.)
“THIS PHANTOM IS FOR A NEW GENERATION.”
-Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables currently running on Broadway and around the world, as well as the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon now playing in London, and the stage version of the movie School of Rock which recently began previews at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Webber.
Based on the classic novel Le 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.
Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Omaha performances will be: Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, April 21, a special 2 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. (press night); Friday, April 22, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Tuesday, April 26, Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 29, 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 1, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
For ticket information, go to Ticketomaha.com. For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/.
Official show site: www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com
*Ticket Omaha is the official retail ticket outlet for all performances at the Orpheum Theater and the Holland Performing Arts Center. Tickets purchased from other ticket retailers such as secondary ticket agencies or brokers may be more expensive and may not be valid. Due to the nature of live entertainment, all programs, performers, prices, dates and times are subject to change.