By Kenneth Jones
01 Oct 2008
Performances will play the Orpheum Theatre. San Francisco's relationship with Phantom began in November 1993 when the first national tour opened and played a record-breaking, five-year (266-week) premiere engagement at the Curran Theatre through December 1998.
The 36-member company also includes Kim Stengel as Carlotta Giudicelli, D.C. Anderson as Monsieur André, Bruce Winant as Monsieur Firmin, Anne Kanengeiser as Madame Giry, John Whitney as Ubaldo Piangi and Jessi Ehrlich as Meg. At certain performances, Kelly Jeanne Grant plays the role of Christine.
The Phantom of the Opera is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and has music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
For tickets to the San Francisco engagement, visit shnsf.com, call Ticketmaster at (415) 512-7770 or visit the Orpheum Theatre box office (1192 Market at 8th St.).