Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi, I'm Christopher Rokosz. Actor, director both stage and screen. And I want to share with you some information about one of my favorite musicals. The Phantom of the Opera. It was, the music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. And adapted from the 1909 book, Le Fantome de l'Opera. I know I butchered that. By Gaston Leroux. The Phantom of the Opera was written in France. Was a adapted to English in 1911. And from them became one of the most adapted, staged, screened, radio. You name it, they made something out of it. but Lloyd Webber in 86 made it popular with the help of Harold Prince directing. It opened in the West End theater in London. And from there it became a runaway smash success. Running on Broadway for decades. And now finally finding a home being updated and a little bit redacted down to ninety minutes. With no, with no intermission, in Vegas. The story focuses around the musical and the book. All of it focuses around The Phantom of the Opera. A mysterious, a mysterious figure that lives in the bowels of the Paris Opera House. Now in reality and in the book, the Paris Opera House has catacombs down there, a soft ground. And that's where he lives. And affects things in the theater. Considers it to be his. His eye is turned to Christine Daae. An ingenue chorus girl. Who he's smitten with. Well Christine, after taking voice lessons for him and with his help. Now is going to head to head to becoming a Soprano in the lead. Against Carllota, the prima donna of the opera. Creating some tension there between that protagonist and antagonist. And also falling into a love triangle with a character called Raoul. A patron of the Opera House. And also the Viscount de Chagny, a count in France. The Phantom does not take to this very well. Does not take to the fact that the new managers are not listening to his demands. And doing as he says. So he gets angry and ornery. And he makes things happen, including the classic crashing of the chandelier. It's a two act play, it's incredibly fun. I always say, if you've got a friend. Who does not like theater or does not like musicals. You take him to this one. They'll take it. It's a great entry way thing. I'm Christopher Rokosz, go enjoy it.