Several times in the past 2 days, people have asked me about my opinion on Phantom of the Opera. Each time, I attempted to explain to them that I appreciated it, I appreciated it rather much, and then they would make the fatal misstep in saying that I liked it. Which then would leave me saying that no, I did not like it, nor did I dislike it. What I was trying to say is that I appreciated the show with zero percent emotional investment. Not…Continue
The Phantom Of The Opera holds a dark mystery that is sure to be felt by the audience, along with an amazing set and a wonderfully talented cast, you can’t help but enjoy the production.
The Phantom Of The Opera is on it’s first tour in the United States since being re-mastered, the show now has a darker feel. The new version of the beloved Phantom has been extremely popular since touring the United Kingdom last year. The Orpheum Theater is the show’s second…Continue
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by Lilly Hanson
The Phantom of the Opera
"Let your mind start a journey to a strange new world," as you sink into your seat at the Orpheum Theatre on December 13th. "Leave all thoughts of the life you knew before," when you see the new production of Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. "Let your soul take you where you long to be," which is blown away by the remarkable production.
The Phantom of the Opera is based on Gaston…Continue
Kicking off the North American tour here in Minneapolis Friday night, the Phantom of the Opera enchanted the audience. The classic show that recently…Continue
When you asked theater lovers some of their favorite shows, this one is such a common answer it seems almost second nature. It holds this place in stage admirer’s hearts for many well deserved reasons as I observed Friday evening.
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…Continue
Phantom of the Opera is by far the most amazingly beautiful piece i have ever seen. This was my first time seeing Phantom and it took me away.
There were so many things to awe at in the performance. Some of my favorites were the sets. They had so many amazing sets. My favorite set was the masquerade set. They had mirrors all over to make the room look bigger than it was. The mirrors looked so old and fit perfectly in to the old theme. They also had big gold statues all over and they…Continue
We Will Rock You
THE QUEEN IS DEAD
‘We Will Rock You,’ a musical based on classic songs by the band Queen and written by Ben Elton did anything but Rock the crowd at The Orpheum theatre in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday night. The cast was made up of about 30 very talented actors who didn’t seem to understand the plot any more than the audience did. The story’s set in a futuristic society called ‘iPlanet,’ where…Continue
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Phantom of the Opera
Reinventing a classic piece of work, while still maintaining its original authenticity, is a difficult job. Even more testing is taking on the longest running Broadway show in history that has grossed more than five billion dollars worldwide. Just ask Cameron Mackintosh who presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum. The show, running until January 5, is a must-see for all theater…Continue
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Phantom of the Opera is one of the most popular opera's in the world. Saying the word “phantom” spurs a familiar tune in many minds whether they've seen the show or not. Phantom of the Opera takes place in 19th century France in the Paris Opera House. A young girl, Christine, is just a chorus member, but soon takes the leading role after their “prima donna” quits. Christine is soon recognized by a…Continue
“Phantom of the Opera”
“Phantom of the Opera” was fabulously done. Everything from the actors to the set was appealing to the eye and fun to watch. It seemed the audience was enthralled the entire time because of the spectacular show. If you want to catch it before it leaves town, it is showing at the Orpheum Theatre December 13th – January 5th. The story takes place in an opera house in Paris that is haunted by a mysterious…Continue
On Friday, I got the chance to see Phantom of the Opera at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. I was very excited, I’d been singing the songs all week and couldn’t wait to finally see the show. I even got to sit in the fifteenth row which was really fun. The show mostly lived up to my expectations with only a few minor glitches.
One of the actors that I really liked was Frank Viveros who played Piangi. I thought he played his character well and was amusing. I also thought Edward…
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis from December 13, 2013 until January 5, 2014. This is the premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s production in Minneapolis, which opened in the UK in 2012 and has been newly revamped. Mark Campbell and Julia Udine star as The Phantom and Christine Daaé respectively, both giving exceedingly strong vocal performances.
What struck me first about the performance was the skill of the dancers. The…
What is the biggest entertainment phenomenon in history? The highest grossing film, show, or performance in the world? Three guesses. Avatar? Nope. Star Wars? Still no. Teletubbies? Good guess, but no. The answer? The Phantom of the Opera. Directed by Laurence Connor, Phantom is now showing at the Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Minneapolis through January 5. The musical, based on the 1925 novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, is the classic story of a masked Phantom and the young…Continue
The Phantom of the Opera is about a phantom who haunts a Paris opera house. The phantom becomes obsessed with a young dancer Christine to whom he gives singing lessons. He becomes increasingly possessive of her and eventually winds up terrorizing the opera house to insure she gets a lead role. Overall, the plot unfortunately was not the high point of the show and has caused me to have to redefine the word ‘melodrama’.
The fantastical story of The Phantom of the Opera is based on a…Continue
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the most distinguished shows in the musical theatre universe. When I heard that I was going to finally be able to see the new touring show, the American debut no less, I was understandably excited. The house was packed and excitement high. As the curtain fell I readied myself and waited for a master piece. I'm still waiting.
Before I get into the details I know there are people out there who will love the show no matter what, if…Continue
As I entered the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis last night, I had no idea what to expect. With limited knowledge about “The Phantom of the Opera,” I was taken away by the beauty in the show.
The musical, based on the French novel, Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. It follows the story of Christine Daaé (Julia Udine), a ballerina who takes vocal lessons from a mysterious presence, whom she believes to be…Continue
Having been a favorite of mine for years, I was very excited to see The Phantom of the Opera on December 13 at the Orpheum Theatre. I knew it was a new production of the show that was done by Cameron Mackintosh, which excited me even more to see what new elements he added to the show. His new production of Les Miserables was incredible and I expected the same this show. I was pleased when the show really did turn out how I expected, and despite a few technical…Continue