The Phantom of the Opera at The Fox Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA returns as a Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season special at the iconic Fox Theatre and I was fortunate to be invited, with my mother, to see it this past Friday. To describe it as “spectacular” is an understatement – you don’t want to miss this show playing through March 5, 2017!
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.
It features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier.
Derrick Davis poignantly portrays the man behind the mask, The Phantom. He embodies the character so fully, you probably won’t recognize him from his other works, seen on Broadway as ‘Mufasa’ and ‘Scar’ in The Lion King as well as on national tour. His regional and opera credits include Dreamgirls, Show Boat, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Die Fledermaus. He is also a recording artist, with two albums A Christmas Journey and Life Music.Derrick Davis and Katie Travis – photo Matthew Murphy
Katie Travis is electric as she continues in the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ after two years with the Spectacular New Production. Additionally, she has performed principal roles at The MUNY (Les Misérables, Cosette), Fireside Theater, Liederkranz Opera Theater and was a 2014 winner of the Lys Symonette Award (Lotte Lenya Competition).
The talented cast; the live orchestra; the iconic theater; the many moving lights, haze, smoke effects, and pyrotechnics all add to enthrall you in this emotionally gripping love story. This show is a definite must for a date night, but it’s also a must for theater lovers. The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history. Can you imagine all the generations that have been able to see it?! It was extra special for me to be able to take my mom to the show. It was our first time seeing the Phantom of the Opera, but it won’t be our last.
PERFORMANCES FEB 22-Mar 05, 2017
Tuesday–Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m.
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting www.FoxTheatre.org/
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.