'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

January 7, 2019 | Katherine Adams

'Phantom' star Kristen Hertzenberg brings Broadway hits to Bayou Theater

Well-known for her role as Christine in the Las Vegas production of “Phantom of the Opera,” classically-trained Kristen Hertzenberg will take center stage at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater to perform an evening of classic showtunes on Friday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

Her performance, titled “There’s No Tune Like a Showtune,” showcases her ability to sing just about anything, from opera to Broadway to the blues. Hertzenberg was raised in the Houston area, earning her degree in voice at University of Texas Austin and a master’s degree in opera at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. Her previous theater credits include “Hair,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” as well as five years in her dream role as Christine in “Phantom.”

“Having an artist of Kristen’s caliber in the Bayou Theater is another opportunity for the community to see an outstanding performance in our beautifully renovated theater,” said Bayou Theater Managing Director Alex Malone. “Kristen, along with her pianist and musical director Philip Fortenberry will take the audience on a musical journey from the classic showtunes of Rogers and Hammerstein to modern musical hits. You won’t want to miss it!”

For ticket and event information at the Bayou Theater, visit www.uhcl.edu/bayou-theater/events-tickets/.