DENVER (CBS4)– There’s a version of “Phantom” on the stage that may not be what audiences are used to, but CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody says just give it a chance.

This version is by Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston. It was born about the same time as the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical many people have seen.

The stage productions took different paths in style, story, characters and music.

The basic plot points and characters are the same, there is Christine, Carlotta and the guy in the mask who lives in the basement.

The show has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Moody said it provides the audience with a truly emotional connection to the characters and their plight without relying on flames, explosions and falling chandeliers.

The Boulder Dinner Theatre is featuring the stage production through January.

– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the Entertainment section.

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  1. whosincharge says:

    We saw this show before Christmas. We thought it was the original, discovered it was not, but attended anyway. What a great show and addition to the Phanton saga. The performances where some of the best we have seen in our show at the BDT in 20 years. Definatley recommend this show.

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