*I was given two media tickets to view the show at the Seattle Paramount Theatre. All opinions are my own.
The Phantom of the Opera Review
One word: Favorite.
My daughter and I saw the show and we’ve seen our fair share of shows… at the start of intermission my daughter turned to me and said, “I think this show is my favorite!”
And that’s coming from someone who had just had a chandelier nearly crush her to death *wink*
Our seats were basically right underneath the chandelier so when (SPOILER ALERT) the Phantom brought down the chandelier… we felt it. We felt it because little, rubber pieces that looked like glass blasted out of it!
It was shocking and it was….. AWESOME YOU GUYS!
It’s been 26 years since I’ve seen the show and to be honest… I don’t remember much detail. I remember loving it and I remember the music. I STILL love belting out bits of songs from Phantom. My kids may or may not love it when I do that.
This version of Phantom is a new one… updated, if you will. I don’t recall much humor in the one I saw so many years ago at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA (1992). I was surprised at the touches of humor naturally woven in throughout this production… especially in the first act. However, this show is still the haunting magic that Andrew Lloyd Weber created.
The show was truly amazing… truly. From sets (moving stairs! – you have to see it!)
Quentin Oliver Lee and Eva Tavares – photo Matthew Murphy
…to costumes (about 50 wigs are used in the show every night!),
(Check out my earlier post about the show here. I got to meet Christine!)
and of course… the music. Actors Quentin Oliver Lee as the Phantom, Eva Tavares as Christine Daaé, and Jordan Craig as Raoul… just knocked it out of the park.
If you can only see one show this year… absolutely put this one on your list. IN PEN. To see this show in Seattle at the Paramount, visit here for tickets. Show ends August 19th!