Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz CenterJanuary 01, 2015 7:30 PM
1010 N.W.C MacInnes Place
Tampa, FL 33602
Based on the novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is a musical theater production that has delighted audiences ever since it opened in 1986 in London's West End. Set in 19th-century Paris, the show follows the story of chorus girl Christine Daaé and the mysterious phantom, a disfigured musical genius living in the bowels of the Paris Opera House. While tutoring her on her vocals, the Phantom becomes dangerously obsessed with Christine, and as he begins to make his presence known, the growing tension within the opera house culminates in the Phantom and Christine meeting face to face. The recipient of both the Tony Award and Olivier Award for Best Musical, the show is Broadway's longest-running musical.
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has brought circus arts and entertainment to audiences of all ages since 1907. Billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth," the company tours its spectacular productions across America by train, keeping the big-top circus tradition alive. Like any classic circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows feature a ringmaster, troupes of clowns, wild animals, acrobats and tight rope walkers as well as a variety of modern acts that the 100-plus-year-old institution has created to maintain a golden standard for circus entertainment in the US and the world.