Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will soon make its North Texas premiere.
The performance will open July 24 at the Music Hall at Fair Park and run through Aug. 5.
It will then make a short run from Aug. 7 – 12 in Fort Worth at Bass Performance Hall.
The new touring production reflects an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. The show has been described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter-century since The Phantom of the Opera.”
Directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical) with new set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by 2011 Astaire Awards winner Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper and sound design by Mick Potter, the show is one of the few instances of a major West End musical being given a complete makeover for subsequent productions.
Lloyd Webber said he knew about five minutes into seeing its first run-through that he and the new production team had achieved something special. “I have the great joy of being able to say that I think this production is probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and The Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.
Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine’s marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.
In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island – not knowing what is in store for them.
Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of Love Never Dies start at $20 (pricing subject to change) and are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 800-745-3000. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement of Love Never Dies start at $44 (pricing subject to change) and are now on sale at basshall.com. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 877-212-4280 (toll-free) outside Fort Worth. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.