Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber|
Original production directed by: Harold Prince
Book and lyrics by: Richard Stilgoe and Charles Hart|
Based on Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux
New reasons added to 'Why Erik'
The Phantom of the Opera is a love story, first and foremost. Read the complete synopsis of the show.
Or, for a much more complete picture of the show, take a look through the libretto. Or, if you prefer, look at the Dutch libretto, or the lyrics from the Vienna production. You can also take a look through the lyrics from the film, and some lyrics that were cut from the film.
This is a story that has fascinated people for a hundred years. Take a look at some of the novels that have been written or films that have been made on the subject.
Arguably the most successful musical of all time, Phantom has played all over the world to rave reviews and audience adoration. Read more about the development of the show.
Part of what makes any performance of this show so wonderful are the brilliant actors who have played the roles. Find out about a few of my favourite performers that have been in this show.
In 2004, a movie version of the musical was released. Read a bit more about that film.
I only own a couple of recordings of this show, though there are many others available. Read my reviews of the CDs.
If you'd like to browse through some of the many Phantom pictures I've collected over the years, take a look at my picture gallery.
This is the show I've seen the greatest number of times (20 so far), and the greatest number of places! Oh, and even in two languages! :-) I've written reviews for almost all of those times, some more in depth than others, so feel free to browse through some of my experiences.
There are a few things I wanted to add that just didn't fit anywhere else on this page! Check them out in my miscellaneous section.