The Phantom of the Opera

The phantom's face-lift

Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Photo by Matthew Murphy.

It has been acclaimed as “bigger and better than ever,” but fans of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera are used to splashy and epic. What would it take to make the “new” production even more spectacular than the original? The answer is in more than smoke and mirrors – although there’s still plenty of each, too. Set in a Paris opera house, the musical about a disfigured and angry man who haunts it tours to Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave., in downtown Oklahoma City. Celebrity Attractions presents the play, setting the 2014-15 season’s table with a host of new musical and theater shows. The Phantom of the Opera – with new character choices, direction and a design face-lift – opens Wednesday, Aug. 27, and closes on Sept. 7. Tickets are $40-$135, available at www.celebrityattractions.com