Friday, January 13, 2012
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway version of Phantom of the Opera has been running for 25 years, yet I had never seen it. My late husband was not a lover of the theater and for some reason I never thought of going without him. After he passed away and I started going to the theater quite a bit, it seemed like everyone I knew had already seen it. But Wednesday I went into NYC with two friends, one who had never seen it, like me, and another friend who was seeing it for her fourth time! The stranger sitting next to me in the theater was also seeing it for the fourth time. The music was beautiful and it's hard to get some of the songs out of your head. The young woman who played Christine was lovely and had a magnificent voice. I'm always amazed at how the actors make it seem fresh and new each time they perform, even though they've done it countless times. So now I can cross one more thing off my bucket list.