A scene from the new touring production of "Phantom of The Opera."
A scene from the new touring production of “Phantom of The Opera.”

A new touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera” will kick off Broadway San Diego’s new season with a two-week run in October.

The new version of one of the most successful musicals of all time features reinvented staging and scenic design. It will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52.

“It’s wonderful to have a new production of ‘Phantom’ touring America now that the show has celebrated 27 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK,” said Webber.

“Phantom” tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, and devotes himself to creating a new star.

The musical has logged 65,000 performances and has been seen by 140 million people in 30 countries since its first production 28 years ago.

The show runs Oct. 7-18 at the Civic Theatre downtown. Tickets are available online at BroadwaySD.com or by calling 619-570-1100.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.