Friday, March 6, 2015

Coming to Wharton Center: Phantom of the Opera


Coming to Wharton Center
in East Lansing, MI. 4/4 - 4/12

Nothing brings a story to life quite like a Broadway show. It's wonderful to visit those that are new, and fun to revisit those that relate to something special you know. It's downright exciting to attend a classic that you know and love. Such is the case for me with the latter, when it comes to seeing, "The Phantom of the Opera." 

I could not be more excited to announce that, "The Phantom of the Opera" will be performing at Wharton Center in East Lansing, MI, with multiple shows running from April 4-12.


Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is now on tour across North America. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony® Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. 


The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score - with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” - is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. 

Tickets are on sale now at Wharton Center. Be sure to follow along on Facebook and/or Twitter to see what other exciting shows are coming to the area.

122 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

This is the one show I have never seen, but always wanted to. It sounds amazing.

Sandee said...

I too would love to see this too.

Have a fabulous weekend. :)

Kung Phoo said...

I have not seen this show, but i hear it is amazing..

Terri Ramsey Beavers said...

I have always wanted to see THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA but it's not shown around here yet. I'll have to check our metro city to see if it's coming in this tour. Thanks for sharing, it would be an amazing show to see. I'm jealous! ツ

spiffykerms said...

I saw this at Stratford theatre a number of years ago. It was phenomenal.

MikiHope said...

I missed seeing this one on Broadway--never could quite afford the tickets. From what I heard it is one pf the best shows ever. For anyone who lives near this venue--run don't walk to get those tickets!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

I've yet to see Phantom, but would truly love to!

Cassie said...

I would love to see this in an actual theater. Unfortunately, we aren't know for drama where I live, lol

kat b said...

I would love to see this! I bet it would be amazing. I haven't seen the movie for this yet, but that's on my list to watch yet.

Pat Hatt said...

I've seen the movie way back when, but never seen it live.

Crystal said...

Gosh, that would be such an amazing production to see. I hope it travels to my hometown.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm with Robin. I have always wanted to see the live show of Phantom of the Opera! Wharton surely does get some good shows there!

Elephant's Child said...

I would love to see this live. And Cats. And a few other things. Sigh.

Pam said...

I would love to see Phantom of the Opera Live. That would be amazing.

Michelle Feliciano said...

What an amazing looking show. The costumes are beautiful.

Chubskulit Rose said...

This must be fun to watch. Reminds me of the show we watched in Disney World.

Ricci said...

I LOVE musicals but I have never seen Phantom of the Opera! When it comes near me I am buying tickets!

Uplifting Families said...

I would love to take my kids to an opera for the experience. This sounds like a great show.

debdenny said...

Oh I want to see this. Looks Amazing.

Kandi said...

I love Phantom of the Opera! I saw it once and our theater has a really old chandelier in it- they actually spent the money to lower it during one of the scenes! I would love to see it again!

mail4rosey said...

They do!! I wish we lived next door!! :)

Cynthia said...

It has been MANY years since I'v been to the Theater to see a show. I have yet to see a live performance of Phantom of the Opera but do hope to one day!

Sandra Shaffer said...

Such a great production! I would love to see this live!

Kristi Maloney said...

I saw Phantom of the Opera in Boston several years ago. This show has been around for a while. It was excellent!!

Jeanine said...

I have always wanted to see Phantom. I've never seen a show. Hoping to now that quite a few come to the city I now live. It would be amazing.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Not a bad show to see

Ron Leyba said...

I love this kind of musical Broadway shows. My wife, me and the kids watched one before and it was so awesome! We wanna do it again really soon!

Erinn Sluka said...

I am not into Operas, but regardless I would love to see Phantim of the Opera! http://www.parentinghealthy.com/

Erica S (EricasRecipes.com) said...

I love the music from Phantom, we played it in school but I've never been Would absolutely love to go!

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I absolutely adore the music from this musical! I'll have to check their tour schedule.

Eliz Frank said...

It's amazing how many years this show has been around. I'm glad it is in your area and hope you get a chance to see it.

Jay CraftySpices said...

I really like the music from Phantom, I have seen shorts but never really been to the live show. I am sure it would be a lovely experience.

Laura O in AK said...

I completely wore out my Phantom cassette tapes in high school. I'd love to see it performed in person.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I would really love to see a Phantom of Opera show. Maybe someday I can.

Blue Grumpster said...

Still on my list.

Colette S said...

One day I will love to see this show.

Amby Felix said...

Oh I would LOVE to see this show!!!! Beautiful photos!

kristi dominguez said...

Phantom was my first Broadway show over 20 years ago! Love that it's coming to local theaters as well.

Krystal Butherus said...

I totally want to see this live. It's my absolute favorite. Can't wait!

Kelly Hutchinson said...

I saw the Phantom of the Opera in Atlanta at the Fox Theater about 15 years ago. It was such a spectacular show to see live.

Kori Tomelden said...

The Phantom of the Opera is my favorite musical of all time. I've seen a touring production in San Francisco and I was fortunate enough to see it at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway.

Megan Chamberlin said...

I have never seen this show live, but I know the music by heart, and I LOVE it. Would absolutely love to see this!

Autumn Blues Reviews said...

I have seen this show on Broadway. Always liked it. Probably in my top three all time of Broadway shows.

Candy said...

I would love to see Phatom of the Opera in person. I will have to see if it's coming to a theatre near me soon.

SensiblySara said...

I've never seen Phantom of the Opera but I LOVE the sound track. I wish I lived closer to the Wharton Center.

Treat and Trick said...

Never seen Phantom of Opera but how nice if I could see them one day..

Beth Williams said...

This is so cool! The Phantom of the Opera was one of my favorite shows on Broadway. Would love to see it again.

Jenny Temcio said...

I love love love Phantom of the Opera! I know someone who saw it on Broadway and they loved it!

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

I have always wanted to see Phantom of the Opera performed live! I loved the movie.

Cherri Megasko said...

I've seen very few big name plays in the theatre, but POTO is one that I have seen. I enjoyed it very much.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

I'd love to see this live, on stage! :)

Bradley Finnearty said...

I have always wanted to see Phantom in person. I would like to attend this production if I lived in the area.

Jennifer said...

I love the Phantom of the Opera. I've seen some plays on PBS, but I think seeing it in person would be SO much better.

Chrystal Mahan said...

I LOVE Phantom of the Opera. I'm going to have to tell hubs about this.

Amanda Love said...

I'm so jealous because I so would have loved to see this. I've always wanted to see it when I lived in NYC.

Launna said...

Rosey, I have never seen The Phantom Of The Opera... I hear it is amazing... maybe one day I will see it and appreciate it for the beauty it is...

Have a wonderful Women's Day xox

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

This would totally be something I could take my mom too and she would love it. I've never been to a good play but would love to go one day.

Vanessa said...

Phantom is one of my favorite Broadway Musicals of all time. Looks like it's going to be a great production.

Carra D said...

My stepmom would bring be to this cabaret theater when I was younger. I loved Phantom of the Opera.

LaDonna Buis said...

LOVE THIS! I was in theater and acting. I was in the Drama Club and classes growing up.. This is a great one.

Mariana said...

This is one of my favorite musicals. I can see it over and over again!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I wish I could watch more musical shows like this! I love musicals, it's entertaining and relaxing!

Kiwi said...

This is actually a play I have always wanted to see! This looks amazing I would love to see this musical!

Pam said...

I have always wanted to see Phantom of the Opera live. This looks like a great production.

Nancy Partin said...

I love Phantom of the Opera. I was able to see it live years ago and it was beautiful. I would love to see it again.

Hil'Lesha O'Nan said...

It has been years since I've seen a play, and I'd definitely love to see this live since The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorites! I have only seen the movie so far.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I wish I had something close to me that I could go see plays like this.

rachel ferrucci said...

This was the best play ever! Something about the theater makes me so emotional that I always cry- whether it's happy or sad, doesn't matter, I'm a blubbering idiot.

Mama Banana said...

This looks amazing!! I'd love to go see it with hubby, onto finding a sitter!

Manzanita said...

Neat! Another great performance for you to see.

Something fun just happened. I've kinda given up on my videos since I moved from Bozeman and I looked at some vids that Terry and I had taken when she was here. I saw Rosie A. had been there but I didn't connect it to you...... UNTIL.... I went to your site and then I recognized your son. I thought, I know that little boy. LOL That was 3 months ago that you were visiting. Ridiculous the way time slips away. I've been plenty lax about going on line lately. Winding up the week end. Love to you
Manzanita

Lisa Codina said...

I had no idea...thanks for the heads-up! I love Phantom of the Opera!

Jaredamy said...

Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite movies ever! I would love to see it live myself!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

I'd love to see Phantom of the Opera again. I hope they perform in our area as well.

Cara (@stylishgeek) said...

Phantom of the Opera is one of my most favorite musicals. I have probably seen it 5x already but I never tire of it!

Mama to 5 said...

I have always wanted to see this show. Sounds amazing, Wharton Center sounds like they offer great entertainment!

Gina Dunklebarger said...

I can't believe I have never seen this show. Now I want to more than ever.

Amber said...

I seen Phanton a long time ago when I was a little girl! Would love to see it again!

Mary O'Malley said...

I would love to go see Phantom of the Opera like this. It's such a treat to go to the theater.

Marcie W. said...

I have seen a few different theater performances and loved each and every experience. I am sure Phantom is amazing as well!

Michael D'Agostino said...

I haven't seen Phantom on stage, only most of the movie. I would love to though.

Echo A said...

How exciting! I have always wanted to see Phantom live, but have never had the chance! I hope it makes it's way here!

Amanda K - One Momma Saving Money said...

This is the one musical I will see over and over! It is a must see for anyone, a pure classic!

Binky said...

Amazing how long that show has played in one place or another.

alissa apel said...

I've never seen this musical. I've heard such great things about it to.

TerriAnn van Gosliga said...

Have fun! Phantom was my first and my favorite Broadway show. I always loved how they did the underground path beneath the opera house so I'm curious if they kept that staging in or changed it up.

Jennifer Juro said...

I have not seen the Phantom of the Opera before!! It sounds like a great show to see.

Mary said...

I have never actually seen this on stage. It is something I have always wanted to do. Can't wait to hear your review.

Christie C said...

This is one of my favorite musicals of all time! I could watch again and again and never be bored!

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I have never seen a live performance of this before, but I absolutely love the music from this production. I actually sang one of the songs as a duet when I was in high school.

Sophie's Plus Size Wonderland said...

I do love a good musical, if you're ever in London you need to visit the Theatres in West End if you haven't already!

Carolann said...

Wow this looks awesome! I've never seen Phantom but will be sure to do so now. I love musicals and this one looks to be amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us. I think I will have to start looking around for a showing.

Scott said...

I've always wanted to see Phantom but never have. My girls are finally old enough also that they'll want to go also!

Kim Croisant said...

That would be such a pleasant show to take my grand daughter too. Maybe if it comes back to Dallas I will.

Lynndee said...

I really would love to see musicals. The hubs watched a show on Broadway once and he said it was great. Watching this would be amazing, without a doubt.

Liz Mays said...

I've never seen that one before! You are so lucky to have the Wharton Center nearby. :)

Ourfamilyworld said...

I would love to see this show. It must be amazing. I love musicals

Tonia Sanders said...

I would loooooove to see Phantom again. I went in high school (a million moons ago) to see it at the Majestic Theater in NYC.

LifeAsAConvert said...

I have not seen this before, but it looks like a great production. I have always wanted to go.

Tracey said...

This is such a classic. I've always wanted to see it in person.

Maddi'sMommy said...

I would love to see the Phantom of the Opera in person.

Roselynn Mercedes said...

Phantom of the Opera has been one of my favorite productions of all time. I have had the fortune experience of being able to watch it live half a dozen time. I absolutely love it, each and every time I swear I get goosebumps throughout the show.

Brandy Tanner said...

I have always wanted to see this show, for real. It seems like it would be an experience..... that I wouldn't ever forget. glad you are sharing info!

Housewife Eclectic said...

I have always wanted to see Phantom! It looks amazing!

Freya Renders said...

Phantom of the Opera is the first show I went to see with my daughter, after that we were addicted. I would love to see it again.

Crystal said...

That sounds so cool! I love it when you get a unique experience like that.

Alysia from My Domestic Dish said...

Oh man, that's so cool! I never thought I would have the chance to see it live, after having missed Webber's version on Broadway. This is something I'll most definitely have to check out- my Mom saw it when we were little and played the soundtrack on repeat so often that, even 20yrs later, I'll randomly be humming... "Think of me, think of me fondly, now that we've said good bye...." I had NO idea that I was humming that song until I was pregnant with my oldest son and my Mom heard me doing it while doing dishes lol. #childhoodtrauma :P

B said...

This is one of my favorite all-time plays. It's a classic!

Stacey- Travel Blogger said...

Phantom of the Opera is a classic! I would love to watch it!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This would be such an amazing show to see. I have always wanted to see Phantom of the Opera but have never had the chance. Thanks so much for sharing.

Bonnie Gowen said...

I've never been to a Broadway show but always have wanted to. I would love to see this. Thanks for the ticket information.

Stephen S. said...

Thanks for sharing. This is very informative and I want to see it live.

Janet Krugel said...

I got to see Phantom in London and it was amazing. I would love to see it again.

Janet Krugel said...

I got to see Phantom in London and it was amazing. I would love to see it again.

Yona Williams said...

I wasn't too far from Lansing a couple of months ago! The Phantom of the Opera is one of those productions I'd hear as a kid for being quite an experience. I would love to see it one day.

Katrina Gehman said...

i love phantom! my husband makes fun of me because i randomly will break into song and sometimes even phantom songs!!

Marielle Altenor said...

Not many people know this about me but I'm a HUGE opera fan. Phantom of the Opera is by far one of my all time favorite stories.

Caitlin Fore said...

I love phantom of the opera!! It's always such a great show!

Katarina Kovcin said...

I love love opera! Thank you for this post and reminding me that I should visit again!

Notorious Spinks said...

This is going to be awesome. I know you all will enjoy this performance Have fun.

~ Noelle said...

AWESOME!!!!
We saw Phantom on Broadway!!!
I bet this will be great!

A Mom Speaks said...

I want to see Phantom in Broadway. It is in my bucketlist.

April Decheine said...

I would love to see this show, I have never been to a opera. Wharton center is suppose to be an incredible place to visit.