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The Phantom of the Opera Details
One of the longest-running shows of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is an iconic production that has stood the test of time. The show is known for delighting theatergoers with its spectacular stage elements (including the signature haunted chandelier), stellar acting performances, and memorable soundtrack.
Phantom of the Opera is based on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux and tells the story of Christine, a beautiful and talented opera singer who becomes the object of desire of a mysterious man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House. This man, the Phantom, hides his disfigured face with what has become the image of the musical, the porcelain white half-mask. Christine is torn between her love for Raoul, the opera’s newest patron, and her undeniable attraction for the Phantom. The production features over 200 costumes, striking set props, and a soundtrack featuring world-renowned songs “Music of the Night”, “All I Ask of You”, and “Think of Me.”
Los Angeles has been host to Phantom of the Opera throughout the years. The show first made an appearance there in 1989 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Downtown L.A., opening with the original London lead Phantom, Michael Crawford. A national tour began in early 1991 and after 20 years of touring ended at the Pantages Theatre in October 2010 where its final performance was attended by Phantom inaugurals Sarah Brightman and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Pantages Theatre is one of the top venues in Los Angeles for seeing the best of Broadway musicals. Since its opening in 1930, it has hosted world premieres of blockbuster films, a decade of the Academy Awards, and has served as a shooting location for a long list of movies, television shows, and music videos. In 2000, The Pantages underwent an inch-by-inch renovation in preparation for The Lion King musical.
The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 70 major theater awards. After its 1986 premiere in London, it received the Laurence Olivier award for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical. It also received the Olivier award for Most Popular Show in 2002. For Phantom’s Broadway run, it received 10 Tony nominations in 1988 and won seven, including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Lead Actor, and Best Director.
On average, a ticket to see Phantom of the Opera in Los Angeles costs $136 on the resale market. That said, this figure is an average, and the actual price may vary depending on a host of factors, primary the seating section.
Phantom of the Opera in Los Angeles Performance Times
When in town, Phantom of the Opera typically follows a weekly schedule like the below:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8:00pm
- Thursday & Saturday Matinee: 2:00pm
- Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:30pm