12:30pm

Fri September 28, 2012
Arts Weekly

UK Opera Theatre stages Phantom of the Opera

Since its debut 24 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been Broadway’s longest-running and highest-grossing production ever.  Since 1988, over 12 and a half million people have seen the productions in New York City.  And that number does not include audiences who’ve seen the eight productions on tour around the world. 

For three years, “Phantom” has been available for high school productions and only recently has it been available, on a limited basis, for universities.  

The UK Opera Theatre is among the groups deemed to have the resources and track record to stage the popular and elaborate show.

John Hingsbergen reports that the production opens next weekend at the Lexington Opera House, including the UK Orchestra under the direction of John Nardolillo.

The UK Opera Theatre of The Phantom of the Opera opens next Friday October 5th at the Lexington Opera House.  Informationa and tickets at www.ukoperatheatre.org