Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is in it's final weekend at BASS HALL. The brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable and an incredible cast have electrified Fort Worth since October 20th. Click through for our review and more information on how to see one of the final weekend shows.
The beauty and mystic of Bass Hall is the perfect venue for The Phantom of the Opera. The elegant golden hues throughout the hall mirror the lavish nature of the show. This is fully showcased by the production's chandelier and the visually stunning “Masquerade” song and sequence in the production's second act. Overall the visual nature of the Phantom is worth your time and money.
The costumes are beautiful pieces of art that bring to life the production. But it's the set design that has made this production so fantastic to watch. The two level feel of each massive edifice that all are movable and adaptable is a real highlight of the show. The changing set becomes as part of the Phantom mystic as the figure himself. Overall an amazing scene to behold is the ever changing sets through the two acts. The overhanging chandelier being the first act's main surprise element. The stunning look and the pyrotechnics involved make the chandelier close one of the best in musicals today. Hanging from the ceiling of Bass Hall and everything just looks that more epic.
Lastly a huge shout out to our opera's two leads. Katie Travis as Christine Daae and Derrick Davis as our Phantom are wonderfully compatible. Vocally Katie belts out some incredible vocals for such a small figure while Derrick's size helps the menacing nature of his character. The fact that we have to wait for our Phantom to finally appear is one of the nice teases of the production and gives Derrick's performance to have the mystic needed. Overall the two leads vocal talents shine brightly and their back and forth interactions are well done. Davis is a wonderful Phantom of the Opera.
For more information on the show and to get tickets please go to Bass Hall's website.