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Published On: Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

‘Phantom of the Opera’ returns to Tampa’s Straz Center

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group are back with their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera and tickets are currently on sale for the premiere Tampa engagement.

With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.

The Phantom of Opera bannerTickets are now on sale for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, which will play the Straz Center for the Performing Arts’ Morsani Hall, Dec. 17, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015, as part of the Bank of America Best of Broadway Tampa Bay series.

Get tickets HERE!

Chris Mann will portray the man behind the mask, ‘The Phantom,’ with Katie Travis as ‘Christine Daaé,’ Storm Lineberger as ‘Raoul,’ Jacquelynne Fontaine as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli,’ David Benoit as ‘Monsieur Firmin,’ Edward Staudenmayer as ‘Monsieur André,’ Anne Kanengeiser as ‘Madame Giry,’ Frank Viveros as ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Morgan Cowling as ‘Meg Giry.’

“The Phantom is an edgier character, more like a real person that a romantic mysterious creation,” says Chris Mann in the new TBO article. Mann is a singer who rose to fame on the 2012 edition of NBC’s “The Voice,” and who is the tour’s Phantom.

Chris Mann in Phantom of the OperaMann has released two solo albums since his first, “Roads” in 2012. He also starred the PBS special “Chris Mann In Concert: A Mann For All Seasons” and finished a nationwide tour earlier this year. He joined “Phantom” in the title role in November.

“This production is magnificent and enormous; with a cast of 52, it’s the largest touring show in America,” says Mann in the new post. “To be at the center of this massive machine that travels in 22 trucks and fills the stage is exciting.”

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/USTour

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of Phantom touring America now that the show has celebrated over 26 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”

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