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‘Phantom’ cast performing benefit concert of ‘Next to Normal’ for Affirmations and Broadway Cares 1/24

News December 17, 2018 David Kiley

FERNDALE, MICH. – Cast members of the national touring production of The Phantom of the Opera (coming to Detroit January 24 – February 3 at the Detroit Opera House) will perform in a special concert to benefit Affirmations and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at The Loving Touch, 22634 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 18+ event.

Guests attending can support the causes as they enjoy an intimate evening featuring a concert version of Next to Normal performed by cast members of the touring production of The Phantom of the Opera. The evening will feature live and silent auctions, raffle, and cash bar. Admission is a $20 suggested donation, and tickets are available at Affirmations, located at 290 West Nine Mile Road in Ferndale, and at Woodward Avenue Brewers Box office, located at 22646 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, or at the door of The Loving Touch on the night of the event, located at 22634 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale.

Affirmations is located at 290 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale MI 48220 and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities & expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe. For more information, visit http://www.goaffirmations.org/.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA makes its triumphant return to Detroit as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor.

The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera! are available by calling the Fisher Theatre at 313-872-1000 or online at www.broadwayindetroit.com