I am going to dedicate this post to Phantom of the Opera.
I am a Phantom of the Opera fan. I first listened to the some of the songs in 2013. I automatically fell in love with them. I knew that I had to eventually see the stage show. I finally got to fulfill that in 2014. I went with my mom and we had orchestra seats. I remember when I first saw the famous chandelier, I could not take my eyes off of it. I watched most of the overture by looking at it. I did not even move at all until that chandelier fell and that was the best part of the show.
This sounds crazy, but I don’t see Phantom as the main character. I really see Christine as the main character, which is why I don’t see Phantom of the Opera as a heartbreaking musical. In my opinion, it is trapped in between happy and sad musicals. The story is basically a love triangle. It seems to focus on the relationship between Christine and Raoul a lot more then Phantom and Christine. I feel bad for the Phantom due to the unrequited love and how people have been treating him.
When I first saw the musical, it ended up being hauntingly beautiful and spellbinding. You get caught under the Phantom’s spell and the show left me choked up by the beautiful music. Mom told me I was spellbound from start to finish. My favorite song from Phantom is “Music of the Night”. Maybe some day I will be able to see the Broadway production.