Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The "Phantom" returns
Sunday night I saw "The Phantom of the Opera" for about the 4th time and I have to say, this road company production was one of the all time best I've seen. The staging was fantastic with lavish and gilded flats and accessories and beautifully constructed set pieces.
The closing of the first act was breathtaking when the chandelier threw off sparks and came crashing down right above our seats! They used a lot of sparks and fire in this production. More than I've seen used before. It was great. I love to see how audience members feel compelled to dress to match the event. There was even one very young man in the audience dressed as the Phantom with his mother at his side wearing a beautiful ball gown. I wish I could have gotten their photo.
Speaking of photos, sorry about the grainy iPhone photos but, that's all I had with me.