Phantom of the Opera
929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera has become one of the most enduring Broadway musicals of all time. Debuting in 1986 with music from Andrew Lloyd Weber, the tale of a mysterious musician and his pursuit of a beautiful opera singer has continued to wow audiences with its epic scale and unusual juxtaposition of romance and horror; it reached its 10,000th Broadway performance in 2012. This grand-scale Cameron Mackintosh-helmed production of the musical, which features a cast and orchestra of more than 50 players, runs at the Marcus Center from July 23 through Aug. 3.