1. Melbourne: The Phantom of the Opera at Arts Centre Melbourne
The Phantom of the Opera haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daae, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night? Hear a spectacular new production that has stunned critics across the United Kingdom and North America. Hit after hit punctuates the thrilling score, from the stunning romance of 'Music of the Night', 'Think of Me' and 'All I Ask of You' to the splendid 'Masquerade' and brilliant title song. Overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne, the simply epic new staging includes many special effects, from the famous chandelier to the underground lake, and a large cast and orchestra.