Legendary musical, The Phantom of the Opera comes to Little Rock! The two week run begins March 8. The all new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning show is being brought to life again by producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh. It is described as an updated version, retaining original elements of music, script, and lyrics. This is the first full scale production of The Phantom of the Opera to appear in Arkansas.
In addition to his association with The Phantom of the Opera, Sir Mackintosh has produced shows such as Les Miserables and Cats. The original London production of Phantom opened in 1986. It is still running- along with the New York production- making it the longest running Broadway musical of all time.
This show is the first of the Broadway season for Celebrity Attractions. It will be presented in the redesigned Robinson Center. The Little Rock landmark auditorium underwent a 70 million dollar renovation last year, and re-opened in November, calling it’s rebirth “The Second Act”. Larger touring productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, often require better and more advanced facilities than the previous building allowed. The new accommodations provide more backstage and stage area, as well as a relocated loading dock.
The Phantom of the Opera is a musical featuring well known standards such as “Think of Me” and “All I Ask of You”. The story involves a young soprano at the Palais Garnier. She insists that her musical ability comes from an “Angel of Music”. It is a love story between the beautiful Christine and her famed, disfigured phantom who lives in an underground labyrinth.
The new production features Tony Award winning costume and lighting design. The show contains many special effects including the show’s notable chandelier.
Great seats are still available for all performance times. Please note that the show may not be suitable for younger children.