I love musical theatre. That’s no secret. But I do have one to tell you: I’ve never seen The Phantom of The Opera! I know! Crazy, right? It’s funny, growing up, my dad had two cassette tapes in his car, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera and we listened to them for years. So even though I can probably sing (badly) the whole show, I’ve never seen it!

Well luckily all of that is about to change when one of the most popular musicals in the world comes to Calgary from August 8th to 20th! Tickets are on sale now and prices start at $37.50.

Since the Phantom of the Opera debuted in 1986, the show has played in more than 150 cities across the world. It’s also the longest-running production on Broadway with no end in sight. And when it opens in Calgary in a few weeks, Calgarians will be treated to a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic show is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations.


Whether you’ve seen The Phantom of the Opera more than 20 times (like my old roommate) or you’re seeing it for the first time like I will be, seeing the show is on the bucket list of every musical fan across the world!

My friends at Broadway Across Canada have given me two tickets to giveaway to the show on Wednesday, August 9th at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

To enter, head to the comments section and tell me if you could plan a date for The Phantom and Christine, what Calgary thing should they do on their first date?

Contest closes August 6th.

Mike Morrison


  1. Drinks and dancing at HiFi, brunch at Wurst the next morning then hit up the Glenbow Museum because that place never disappoints. It’s a long first date…

  2. The Phantom should take Christine in a gondola on the Glenmore Reservoir. At night. Cue the music…

  3. They should go to Heritage Park and enjoy all the history and activities that Heritage Park have.

  4. I would send them on a walk around downtown Calgary during YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. They could walk down Stephen Ave, under all the pretty christmas lights left up from the holidays and sample some hot chocolate at Cafe Rosso. Then they could stop and skate at Olympic Plaza, kiss under the twinkly lights that are usually strung up there, and then wander down to 17th Ave for some more hot chocolate at Analog. A perfect winter evening. 🙂

  5. They would spend time in the bowels of the Arts Commons. You can get lost in those catacombs and the acoustics are great for any impromptu musical arguments about love and killing people that get in the way… Then they could drop a chandelier at theatre calgary and giggle about it after act 1.

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