We’ve thought of it fondly

The wonderful thing about iconic shows is you’ll always get a second chance at catching them. Especially if it’s The Phantom of the Opera, otherwise known as the longest running show in Broadway history. The Andrew Lloyd Weber classic has graced our shores numerous times in various renditions, since way back in 1995. If you missed it the last time it was here in 2013, your second shot comes in just two weeks’ time.

Brought in for the second time by Base Entertainment Asia, the musical masterpiece makes its long-awaited return to the Sands Theatre from Apr 24.

For the uninitiated (we’re guessing you were born in the 2000s), Phantom tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom. He wanders the depths of the Paris Opera House, as one does, and one day becomes mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine. Taking her under his wing as his protege in the hopes of wooing her, the Phantom falls fiercely in love with the lovely Christine—unaware that her heart belongs instead to a mysterious Raoul. His obsession spirals into a destructive path of jealousy, madness and misdirected passion; men, right?


That's right; put your trust in the half-masked man

Another perk about icons like Phantom is you can expect every new rendition to be bigger (and hopefully better) than the last. This year’s brings together 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, dazzling scenery and special effects, and more than 230 costumes onstage. The current cast sees South African actor Jonathan Roxmouth and Italian-American Coloratura Meghan Picerno as the Phantom and Christine respectively, who’ll be delivering the spine-chilling hits the entire world is familiar with—The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me, and Music of the Night, to start.

Tickets are priced from $75 and are available here. Do you really want to wait another six years to catch it?


The Phantom of the Opera opens Apr 24, Tues-Fri, at the Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands. More information here.