"Rosen and Schierhorn's music is more challenging and complex than the Weber version." -Variety
The Phantom of the Opera opens with a stately dream ballet between our young heroine, Christine, and her intended love. The mood quickly changes though, as she falls prey to the mad Victorian Phantom and his oozing, sinister charm. With a romantically enticing book, closely following the original novel, and a bright musical score that ranges from pop to musical-comedy styling, the Hirschfield Theater has created a dramatically new Phantom.
From the richly appointed Paris Opera House to the dank catacombs of the Phantom's lair, Ken Kurtz's evocative settings highlight all the mystery and grandeur in this classic story of passion and terror. The Phantom of the Opera, filmed before a live audience, brings to life Gaston Leroux's 1911 classic novel like no other musical production.