I had the chance to get behind the scenes of "Phantom Of The Opera" today to check out the famous, one-ton chandelier – created by Howard Eaton who designed the five fiery Olympic rings seen at the 2012 London opening – as well as a few of Phantom's props and costumes.
While there, company manager Joel Herbst shared a few fun factoids about the show like there are 155 wigs and all but five are made from human hair. He also said there are 1,500 costumes and some of the actors change nine times during the performance.
"It gets a little crazy, but luckily I have a ‘dresser’ who helps me," says Julia Udine, who plays Christine Daaé.
During this U.S. tour, the script and the score are the same, but the set is new. Read more about that here and check out five of my favorite shots from today’s sneak peek:
1. Beads 'n' bling.
2. A closer look.
3. A portion of the Phantom's cape.
4. Another costume close up.
5. Props! Think the Phantom plays sheepshead?
The show runs through Aug. 3 and tickets, which are still available, start at $27. Go here to grab some.
Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.
Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.