You’ve Gotta See: Phantom of the Opera

Julia Stanski, Staff Writer

Edited by Victoria Chiu

 

This iconic sung-through show by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe presents the story of a disfigured musical genius in a mask living under the Paris Opera House and his obsessive love for a young soprano, Christine. This is the longest-running show in Broadway history and a classic everyone should see at least once. A dark, epic, and romantic tale, the show is also visually stunning, with a boat on a lake of mist, a lair full of candles, and an impressive chandelier crash. Some of the best-known numbers are the haunting title song and the gorgeous “Music of the Night,” as well as the complex multi-layered Final Lair trio. This show has been running since 1988 and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with an amazing concert starring Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess.

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