Fourteen years after its Broadway premiere, Phantom
finally brought its music of the night to Tucson for a four-week April run, thanks to UApresents.
Its thousand-pound chandelier and 36-member cast couldn't fail to thrill the locals, but, expensive spectacle aside, it turned out to be an authentically good show.
READERS' POLL RUNNER-UP: Proof. Melissa Manchester isn't the only person who can make art from mathematics. David Auburn's Proof, a comic drama about speculation, contingency, evidence and trust, was a highlight early this year in a very strong Arizona Theatre Company season.