College of the Desert, with special permission from The Musical Company, presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's timeless story of seduction and despair. When it first premiered on Broadway in 1988, the show garnered ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has since risen to become the longest-running show in Broadway history. It features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe, and book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. These performances will be concert versions of The Phantom of the Opera, which encompass the entire show with minimal staging and a 28-piece orchestra. There will be fog, lighting, masks, a crashing chandelier and more, but many visual aspects will be left to the imagination.