Tomorrow is a huge day for both Broadway and BroadwayReviewed.com. Tomorrow the Phantom of the Opera turns 25 years old. I remember seeing it when I was younger and being amazed. On our way to Hebrew School my sisters would always make my mom play it on the car tape player and all of us would sing along and love the music. It’s scary that the show has made it for 25 years and is still going strong with Hugh as the lead role. Unfortunately the cast has changed so many times, the scenes and special effects in the Phantom of the Opera have changed, but the music is still one of the best scores ever.
Whenever I see the show I always cry. I don’t think I’ve made it through without at any of the shows I’ve seen. I’ve probably seen at least 4 or 5 products and casts and each one has been amazing. The music is amazing and even before the had LED lights, 3d effects and before Disney brought their insane stage effects, They managed to turn a stage into liquid and have a boat float across a river of floating and moving candles. The candles rise and fall and they even got the audience to scream with a giant falling chandelier. The Phantom performs an insane routine without being able to see in a huge mask at a ball and the audience always falls in love with the show. The Phantom of the Opera is an amazing show and always one of my favorite ones to see or go to, no matter how many hundreds of times I’ve listened to it or seen it. I can’t believe it’s 25 years old and there was a huge event for it which you can see in the video below. Christine performs one of the classic songs and is surrounded by 5 different Phantoms. What’s even more shocking is that Christine is played by Sarah Brightman and she even has Micheal Crawford on stage with her. When you have a show that is as loved and amazing as the Phantom of the Opera and you get the original cast back together for a performance, it is a once in a lifetime event.
On another note, I just checked the broadwayreviewed.com FanPage on Facebook and we’re about to get our 1,000th fan! Thank you everyone who reads this blog, comes here and clicks on the links to shop for broadway tickets (both locally and in NYC or in Europe) and supports this blog. I love writing it and love having you all read and write posts when you want to. Thank you again for reading and congrats Phantom of the Opera.
I met some awesome people at happy hour tonight and they invited me to their Opera themed Halloween party this year. Hot topless men serving food and drinks, full bar and tons of opera themed costumes, how can you resist going? Not only did I think Phantom of the Opera party, but when they showed me the house, I fell in love and will definitely be there. I just can’t figure out if I should do drag or go as the Phantom. Tons of people will be going as The Phantom of the Opera, which is a hot costumes, but not many will do full drag in a masquerade ballgown. Although I want to do the full ballgown, I think I might actually do The Phantom of the Opera, but change it around to make it more of my own version.
If you want to come to the Opera Halloween party in Washington DC, they said it was an opened invite. If you cannot read the information on the invite I posted here, leave a comment with your working email address and I’ll make sure to send you the information so you can come. The house holds hundreds so it should be an amazing party with a seriously fun theme. If anyone else from DC wants to split a cab out to Alexandria where the party is, let me know and we can go together.
The Phantom of the Opera is an awesome halloween musical and one of my favorite shows. I am completely excited to get to go to this party and cannot decide to do drag or do The Phantom of the Opera for the Opera Halloween party in DC. If you are going or think I should do drag or go as the Phantom, feel free to leave a comment below and let me know what you think I should dress as. If you want to come to the party, let me know and we can match or even head over together. I hope you all have a fun Halloween planned and I cannot wait for this Opera Halloween Party.
I was listening to my iPhone playlist on the way to the beach this past weekend it was having fun combining songs together to make a new show out of different songs. One of the things I love about showtunes is that you can listen to a song and think that it means one thing or is about one thing, but when you see the show it becomes something completely different. If you take the songs that can easily have a different meaning, you can then place them with other showtunes and create a brand new story line. One of the ones that I was thinking of started with impossible from Cinderella, then Masquerade from Phantom of the Opera and then Last Night of The World from Miss Saigon.
So this one doesn’t really take on an entirely new meaning, but the songs could flow into each other theme wise. Musically it would be sort of a nightmare, unless you place it back into an operatic or old styled show. You start with the person who wants to go to a party but thinks its impossible. She wishes she could go, meet someone to fall in love with and then get married and have the happily ever after ending.
She goes to the party in her new gown which leads into Masquerade from Phantom. As they are there and singing, you can add in some dialogue and a new routine. The two bump into each other and maybe dance, maybe the guy she falls in love with is the Red Skeleton character or maybe they just pass each other by. Another option is to have her get scared and avoid the guy all night. Then when she goes to take a break outside, she runs into him or he comes out and runs into her. That’s when Last Night of the World comes on. The fun thing is that you can have some dialogue come on or you can even have them watching two others who are in love sing it and let it play into their relationship.
Anyways, here are those three songs from the movie or theatre versions. Feel free to leave your own favorite combinations below in the comments section.