Of course, there will be a crashing chandelier when the new tour of The Phantom of the Opera plays (for the first time) at Waterbury’s Palace Theater. But this time it won’t be a lumbering, slo-mo effect, but one that drops faster and is filled with sound effects, sparks, smoke and sizzle.

You can’t blame the folks at the Connecticut Critics Circle (full disclosure, I’m one of them) for feeling pretty proud as they prepare for the 27th annual awards ceremony June 26 at 7:30 p.m at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield. After all, l…