Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel The Phantom of the Opera has inspired numerous works for the stage and screen, but few are as authentic as Yeston & Kopit's Phantom. This rarely-produced adaptation explores the depths of the Phantom's character and illuminates his humanity in ways that create an intimate, deeply moving theater experience. Composer Maury Yeston's lush and elegant music echoes an earlier, classic age, evoking "musical theater's golden past" (The New York Times). Bill Gilness -- who last appeared in Bloomington as Javert in Les Miserables -- takes on the title role for this Artistry production at the Schneider Theater. As a 20-piece orchestra plays the passionate score, you'll be transported to 1890s Paris to meet the Phantom few have never known.