by Emily Blatta
July 12- 23, 2017
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
VANCOUVER – Cameron Mackintosh’s charismatic new production of The Phantom of The Opera opened at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre last week, where it proves itself to be a bolder, equally captivating take on the classic Broadway show. Featuring the newest pyrotechnics and unparalleled theatrical ability by stars Katie Travis and Derrick Davis, this Phantom boasts a production that is as magnificent and operatic as its timeless score by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
And if you’re not typically one for the age-old opera, and are more inclined to marvel over softer, more silent pieces of art, Phantom haunts a set that is visually appealing and mysterious, with dark brick columns that rotate and twist into Mediterranean dreams, deep blue twilight skies and Victorian dressing rooms. The story is then carried seamlessly, with ethereal grace and delicate attention to the walls and layers that protect the pain and suffering of a beloved ghost’s tormented soul.
If you’re in the mood for something magical or even sinister this summer, join the Phantom and Christine as they explore the undying beauty of the music of the night.
The Phantom of The Opera runs until July 23 at the Queen Elizabeth TheatrePhantom of the Opera, Queen Elizabeth Theatre