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post #11 of 16 Old 06-13-2019, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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I've never seen Phantom of the Opera, but I would love to see more musicals in person. Last year I went with a friend's family to see Hamilton in Chicago (not the original cast). I had heard of Hamilton and my friend had played some of the music for me but I didn't really get it. I actually thought the concept sounded a bit silly, but I knew that I would enjoy visiting a new place and seeing a live performance regardless so I went.

I was absolutely floored by the performance. There is nothing like seeing a professional crew perform something like that. I was stunned by the way the floor moved and how the actors moved with it. I was crying by the end of a musical I thought I couldn't possibly be attached to.

This is another thing about "saving money" on a side note. I would like to get to a point where I could save additionally for more experiences like this, and more travel.
Oooh, Hamilton is good. I've never seen it, but some of the songs are nice. I'm partial to anything with the sisters. 😉
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We must have been in New York at the same time! I saw Phantom on Broadway 2.5 weeks ago. We also saw Wicked and Hamilton. They were all so different, I can't say what was my favorite. I loved them all. It was also my first time in NYC. The city was amazing, but I was ready to get back to my wide open spaces.
What a coincidence! It was also my first time in New York. My hotel was directly across from the Hamilton theater, I would walk outside at night and just stare at it, ha.
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post #13 of 16 Old 06-14-2019, 08:26 AM
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What a coincidence! It was also my first time in New York. My hotel was directly across from the Hamilton theater, I would walk outside at night and just stare at it, ha.

Lol! Apparently we were staying about a block away from you. Small world.
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Never saw POTO on broadway but I went to a Sarah Brightman concert in March and she sang it in costume of course--the crowd just erupted!! It was simply outstanding--her voice is still so clear and heavenly.

And I actually love the 2004 movie with Emmy Rossum as Christine. Everyone complains about her voice not being as good as broadway stars but I don't care. She still does a great job--the soundtrack is amazing and her look is perfect as Christine was supposed to be young. Patrick Wilson as the prince has a beautiful voice as well. Gerard Butler can't really sing but he's still excellent as the phantom and it just works.

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I had had the pleasure of seeing Phantom both in London and in Broadway and the shows were spectacular. However, Les Mis has always been my favorite. As a teen, I lived outside of London for a while and the school I attended took weekly trips in to the theater, so I was spoiled by seeing a lot of shows (both good and bad). Miss Saigon was another standout, as well as Cats. I also really enjoyed Starlight Express (which has actors on skates!) and 42nd Street.
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post #16 of 16 Old 06-17-2019, 03:19 PM
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I am a Huge Phantom fan! I saw it in London - although just after the cast for the most part had gone to do the Broadway debut - but was still blown away. Her Majesty's Theater is small and intimate and I remember the orchestra was so powerful it pulsated through my entire body. I was so excited seeing this that I waited after the production to get everyone's signature on my program, LOL. I never did that!

When I got home I told my sister when it came to LA we HAD to go. We actually got a subscription for the season when it came to LA which include TWO performances of Phantom with the subscription. Michael Crawford came to LA, so I was excited to see him in it. Was not a fan of Sarah Brightman (yea, in the minority for sure, LOL), so was not upset she didn't come too. I don't know how many times I've seen it - a few times in LA, more than few in London, the most recent in 2017 when we took my neices to see it while we were in London - they were also impressed. I have never been disappointed with any of the productions, but Michael Crawford is still my favorite Phantom (and Michael Ball my favorite Raul).

Love musicals in general - love Les Mis, Miss Saigon, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar (the 1st play I ever saw in London!), Aspects of Love (the play is OK; the music awesome!), Cats (yea an ALW fan) ... I could go on, especially with some of the older ones; have a lot of favorites.
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