‘Phantom’ sequel coming to Segerstrom this spring


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies,” the spellbinding sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera,” comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts April 24-May 5. In this dazzling new production of “Love Never Dies,” audiences are taken on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession, and romance. Audiences will be seduced by the beautiful, sometimes magical and poetic, sometimes joyful, and occasionally melancholic score.

The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York, where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.

Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine’s marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling, and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.

In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island—not knowing what is in store for them.

Since its premiere in 2010, “Love Never Dies” has enjoyed productions worldwide in London, Australia, Denmark, Japan, and Germany, as well as multiple recordings including a concept album and a London cast recording. A DVD release of the Australian production has delighted fans globally, and now the North American tour brings the musical to the US for the first time.

Tickets for “Love Never Dies” start at $29, and are on sale now. They may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Dr. in Costa Mesa or by calling 714-556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at 714-755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, May 5 will include audio description, open captioning, and sign-language interpretation.

Richard Koons, Katrina Kemp, and Stephen Petrovich star in “Love Never Dies.”
“Only For You”—Mary Michael Patterson and the Ensemble of “Love Never Dies.”
“The Coney Island Waltz” featuring Richard Koons, Katrina Kemp, Stephen Petrovich, and the Ensemble of “Love Never Dies.”


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