Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Tehachapi Mountains, CA
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.