The Phantom Of The Opera

  • The Phantom Of The Opera

    Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera in 2014 (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

  • The Phantom Of The Opera

    James Barbour, Broadway’s current Phantom (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

  • The Phantom Of The Opera

    Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman & Andrew Lloyd Webber (Photo: Mario Ruiz/Getty Images)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterwork is a timeless story of seduction and despair.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional lyrics by Richard StilgoeBook by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Based on the novel Le Fantome de ‘l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux

The 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 with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling score includes “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music,” “‘Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” “Masquerade” and the title song.

Rights to perform the iconic Tony-winning tuner are currently available to high/secondary schools and colleges; the show’s run time is approximately 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Originally directed by Harold Prince; Orchestrations by David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber; Original production by Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. and The Really Useful Group Ltd.

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  • Phantom welcome
  • Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman perform at the 1988 Tony Awards
  • Sierra Boggess sings “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” at the 25th Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall
  • The Finale at the 25th Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Stanwell School production 2012 promo
  • Thomas Grogan, aged 17, sings “Music of the Night” from Cashel Community School's November 2012 production
  • Orietta Regalado, aged 17 years old, sings “Think of Me” from Florida’s The King’s Academy spring 2014 production

Show tags

Performance Group: College, High School, Secondary School, University, Youth Group

Type: Sung Through

Style: Operetta

Size of Orchestra: Large

Setting: Period/Historical

Genre: Adaptation (Literature), Drama, Mystery/Thriller, Period, Romance

Vocal Demands: Challenging

Dance Requirements: Minimal

Cast Size: Large

Casting Opportunities: Ensemble Cast, Expandable Casting, Multicultural Casting, Reduced Casting/Doubling, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male

Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen

Award Recognition: Broadway, Tony, West End

Collection: Award Winners, School Favorites, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male

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