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Grand Production Of 'Phantom Of The Opera' Perfect For The Palace

Grand Production Of 'Phantom Of The Opera' Perfect For The Palace

The Palace Theatre in Waterbury is a gleaming monument to early 20th-century opulence. Organ pipes and chandeliers are part of its everyday decor. What better place to see “The Phantom of the Opera”?

The national tour of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical fits beautifully into the Palace, just as another vaguely Edwardian-era musical, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” did earlier this season.

This “Phantom” — a different production than the Hal Prince one that has reigned on Broadway for the past 30 years — gets its power from old-fashioned theatricality. The show’s famed falling chandelier may rely on newfangled technology, but for most of the show the thrills come from...

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