No matter a person’s physical size, their voice can be a dynamic tool. It holds the power to persuade, educate, entertain and romanticize. The mere sound of a person’s voice can pave a way into one’s heart.

Such is the case in Phantom, on stage now at LaComedia Dinner Theatre. When the title character first hears Christine’s beautiful, melodic voice he is drawn to her. Her voice is powerful enough to break through the barriers which have kept him hidden in his own personal dungeon, and pull him back to reality.

Phantom is referred to as a more accurate depiction of the novel The Phantom of the Opera, by Gaston Laroux, and was actually written before Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production. I have not seen The Phantom of the Opera, so I can’t compare the two, but I can’t imagine it being much better than this in- depth look at the tormented soul known as the Phantom

For more of the review go to: http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-23033-Dayton-Performing-Arts-Examiner~y2010m3d16-Phantom-steals-your-heart-at-La-Comedia