REVIEW: The Phantom of the Opera

The latest production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera is back in Minneapolis.  After decades of success, Phantom shows no signs of slowing down in popularity and appeal.

When it comes to musicals, The Phantom of the Opera delivers the most bang for your buck and production after production is reliable entertainment!  Every number is a showstopper; nothing feels like filler.  The vocal talent is extraordinary across the board. It’s easy to be critical with such challenging vocal roles, but the cast seemed to effortlessly achieve a magnificent performance.  In addition, the booming orchestra lent a fantastic sense of intensity to the score, which is just as critical as the vocals because this is music you really want cranked up to eleven!

The set is elaborate and rich, with special effects guaranteed to delight.  Every scene is a visually enchanting, with meticulous costumes and set pieces.  This is definitely one show to splurge on tickets as seats on the main floor below the infamous chandelier will immerse you in the action.

Once again, I left the theater thoroughly impressed and I strongly believe that this is one touring show that you do not want to miss.

The Phantom of the Opera is at the Orpheum Theatre through December 31, 2017.  Tickets start at $49.

DEAL ALERT: Student Rush Tickets are available for all performances.  2 tickets per valid ID; $25 per ticket, cash only; available only at the Orpheum Theatre Box Office beginning 2 hours prior to each performance; student/educator must be present with valid ID at time of purchase; resale or transfer of rush tickets is strictly prohibited and all tickets are subject to availability.

Photo by Matthew Murphy