"The Phantom of the Opera" is coming to Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - "The Phantom of the Opera" is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts this October. The show will be performed from Oct. 23 until Nov. 3.

"We could not be more excited about hosting The Phantom of the Opera, the most popular Broadway show in history, for the Lied Center’s 30th Anniversary season,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center.

Performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, the Cameron Mackintosh group hopes to reinvent the stage and scenic design of this classic opera.

“I’m delighted that this spectacular new production of Phantom has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 4.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013." said Cameron Mackintosh, Director and Chairman of the production. "With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, the new Phantom is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come.”

"The Phantom of the Opera" tells the story of a masked man who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera house, terrorizing those within. After falling in love with a young soprano, Christine, he devotes himself to creating a new star through whatever means possible.

To purchase tickets, visit LiedCenter.org, call 402-472-4747 or visit the Ticket Office at 301 N. 12th St.