'Phantom' sets records, makes lasting impact on Huskers

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'Phantom' sets records, makes lasting impact on Huskers

Cast members from "The Phantom of the Opera" lead a dance master class in the Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The record-setting production also held a master class with music students.

Along with establishing numerous Lied Center for Performing Arts records in its 12-day, 16-show tour stop, "The Phantom of the Opera" provided one-on-one, professional instruction experiences for University of Nebraska–Lincoln fine and performing arts students.

Click the video above to see the breadth of face-to-face, master class interactions with vocal performance and dance students. The video also features Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center, talking about the impact the production made on the performance venue.

With the final curtain on Nov. 3, "Phantom" ranks as the largest production to ever stop on campus in terms of tickets sold and number of shows offered. The top five productions (in terms of ticket sales) to show at the Lied Center are:

  • Phantom of the Opera (2019), 28,000+ tickets sold
  • Riverdance (2002), 17,632
  • Book of Mormon (2018), 14,923
  • Mamma Mia! (2005), 13,883
  • Beauty and the Beast (2001), 13,787