Business News |Oct 5, 2017|2 min read

The classic silent film accompanied by organist Dale Zieger on the mighty Barton Organ


Date:  Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Time:  7:30pm
Place:  Frauenthal Theater
Tickets:  $10 advance / $12 day of


Muskegon, MI  —  The classic silent film PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play in the Frauenthal Theater accompanied by organist Dale Zieger on the mighty Barton Organ.  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 Barton Organ at the Frauenthal Theater has a rich history beginning its life in the Regent Theater in 1927 accompanying silent movies.  Organist Dale Zieger, now in his 55th year of professional organ performance, has traveled internationally as a Concert Artist including Europe, South America, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.  The combination of this classic love story accompanied by the majestic Barton Organ in a historical setting makes way for a magical evening of entertainment.


Costumes are encouraged and makeup artist Penny Cooper will also be present in the lobby beginning at 6:00pm to transform you into character with unique face painting for an additional $5-$15 fee.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 the day of and can be purchased at the Frauenthal Box Office via phone at 231.727.8001 or in person, open Monday – Friday from 11:00am to 5:30pm or by calling Star Tickets at 1.800.585.3737.   Tickets can also be purchased at


To view the event poster, click here! 


Contact:  Kelly Walden
231.332.4137 /


Frauenthal Center
425 W. Western Ave.
Muskegon, MI  49440