The Phantom Menace

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera may not be a serious theatregoer’s cup of tea, but there’s no denying the show’s drawing power. Back in the 1990s, Phantom turned Toronto into a major theatrical destination. But when the show closed in 1999, Toronto’s theatrical fortunes dried up. Now, a revival is opening, but some wonder whether the city can recapture its commercial success.