'Phantom of the Opera' to make debut in Tucson

Published: Oct. 22, 2015 at 8:56 PM MST|Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 at 4:10 PM MST
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The iconic chandelier in "Phantom of the Opera." (Source: Tucson News Now)
The iconic chandelier in "Phantom of the Opera." (Source: Tucson News Now)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Broadway hit, "Phantom of the Opera" is making its big debut in Tucson.

Distinguished actors, who make up the national tour group, will offer a mix of musical theater, opera and ballet.

Phantom fans said they can't wait to see Broadway come to life in Tucson.

"This is my favorite musical of all time," said Sarah Sanzo, who is going to the show.

Actor Quinto Ott plays the part of Don Attilio.

The production holds special meaning for Ott because he's performing on his hometown stage.

"My grandfather was a teacher here. He actually helped lay the bricks for Centennial Hall," Ott said.

The iconic chandelier in the show weighs a whopping one ton.

"It's all glass beads, you know, crystals, sparkly. It lights up and shoots things. It's awesome," Ott said.

Cast members said it's a production that is sure to leave the audience entertained.

"The music is just lush, sweeping score. It's beautiful. It's a lot of fun to be a part of it," Ott said.

The show runs from Oct. 21 through Nov. 1 at Centennial Hall on the University of Arizona campus.

Tickets start at $29.

Order them online at broadwayintucson.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

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