Press Release – The FSCJ Artist Series Presents The Phantom of the Opera February 10-21, 2016

Contact: Ashley Williams – Publicist FSCJ Artist Series
ashley.williams@fscjaristseries.org  or (904) 442-2933
fscjartistseries.org – The official website for Broadway in Jacksonville

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TICKETS FOR 

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY

CAMERON MACKINTOSH 

GO ON SALE NOVEMBER 22, 2015

JACKSONVILLE’S PREMIERE 16 PERFORMANCE

ENGAGEMENT AT THE TIMES-UNION CENTER’S MORAN THEATER

FEBRUARY 10-21, 2016

 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Tickets for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale November 22, 2015 for the premiere Jacksonville engagement at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater.  With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOMis performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  To purchase tickets, visit fscjartistseries.org, call (904) 442-2929 or visit our box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Ticket prices start at $38.50.

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/ or fscjartistseries.org.

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated 27 years on Broadway.  Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the U.K.”

Cameron Mackintosh said, “With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 27 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, Im delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnsons amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again – the music of the night is soaring to dazzling new heights.”

 

PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!

“POWERFUL, GORGEOUS…AND BETTER THAN EVER.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“EXTRAORDINARILY OPULENT.  THIS PHANTOM’S STORYTELLING AND RELATIONSHIPS HAVE AN ELECTRIFYING TENSION.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“AN INTENSE AND SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION WITH A STUNNING NEW DESIGN, FRESH DRAMA AND ADDED MOMENTUM.” –Sunday Express (U.K.)

“TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED; THIS KIND OF GORGEOUS ESCAPISM IS EXACTLY WHAT AUDIENCES NEED.” –The Scotsman (U.K.)

“THIS PHANTOM IS FOR A NEW GENERATION.”

-Roy Leonard, Chicago Now

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables currently running on Broadway and around the world, as well as the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon now playing in London, and is currently working on a stage version of the movie School of Rock which opens at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre in December this year), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby.  The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe); book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber; orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

Cameron Mackintosh’s brilliant original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA continues performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and in its recording-breaking run at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway and many other cities around the world.

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Official show site:       www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com

Facebook:                    www.Facebook.com/ThePhantomOfTheOpera

Twitter:                        www.Twitter.com/PhantomOnTour

Instagram                     www.Instagram.com/PhantomTour

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Please contact Ashley Williams at (904) 442-2933 for interview opportunities and high-resolution photos for this engagement in Jacksonville.

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To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover,

call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at:

(904) 442-2929

(toll-free outside of Jacksonville (888) 860-2929)

Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting

the FSCJ Artist Series website at:

fscjartistseries.org

Group discounts for 10+ are also available. Please contact:

(904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscjartistseries.org  for more information.

The FSCJ Artist Series has been recognized by the State of Florida as a Major Cultural Institution and receives funding from the State of Florida, through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.

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