The Phantom of the Opera
McKinney Performing Arts Center
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069
Saturday 28th October 2017 at 7:30pm

Item published: 07/16/2017

The NTC-ATOS presents the latest presentation in our 'Silents on the Square' series, The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney.
In this silent horror classic, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daae (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her.
The movie will be enhanced with a musical score in the same manner as when the films were first shown in the early 1900"s by Mr Jim Pitts of Waco, Texas.

Jim Pitts

A native Texan, Jim Pitts' organ career began in 1956. He was "volunteered" as chapel organist at Lackland AFB San Antonio, Texas. His talent developed in all forms of organ repertoire with heavy emphasis on theatre organ styling's. This has led him, as a professional musician, to theatre organ consoles around the country. In addition to playing organ, Jim also repairs and maintains both pipe and electronic organs. He is a member of many Organ Guilds and Societies. Retired from his primary profession as a radio broadcaster, Jim and his wife Marie live in Waco, Texas where he was Music Director/Organist/Choirmaster for Lake Shore United Methodist Church for many years.

Tickets are $12.00 in advance, or $14.00 at the door for adults, and $5.00 in advance, or $7.00 at the door for children 12 and under. Seniors 65 and over are free (ticket required).

Tickets can be obtained by calling the booking office on (214) 544-4630, or by going to the MPAC ticketing website from the McKinney Performing Arts Center home page.

This project is funded in part by the City of McKinney through the City of McKinney Arts Commission.

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