Sunday, 15 February 2009

The Phantom of the Opera

Oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!! Went to see the Phantom of the Opera at the Burswood Theatre last night and it was MAGNIFICENT!

Fell in love with it when the movie came out a couple of years ago (with Gerard Butler), and now have fallen in love with the theatre performance with Anthony Warlow. His voice was superb!! And the heartwrenchingness (new word) of it all! I always bawl in the last five minutes of the movie, and I bawled in the theatre as well! (I could have wailed, but I had to hold back, being in public and all!) The costumes were stunning, the backdrops, unbelievable, and seriously, I do not know how they moved those sets so quickly. There were lots of fireball effects and flashes of light. The lake scenes were breathtaking, and not one of the singers missed a note, and those notes are wild! What a beautiful, romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend!

Theatre. Oh, why am I not there more often? I realised during the show that I NEED to be going to the theatre more often. Some of the most emotional, heart-swelling moments I've felt in my life were at the theatre. We saw Peter Pan when I was very small, and I remember the actors being so high up, and thinking, "they can fly, they can fly!" When the lights went down at Beauty and the Beast on ice (about 15 years ago,) my heart thumped like crazy. I saw The Nutcracker, and Cinderella at the ballet and I was filled with utter joy at the costumes and the magic of it all. We saw We Will Rock You (the musical) and sang Queen songs nonstop for about six months afterwards! I've had similar levels of excitement at live bands, however they just don't have the colour and backdrops of the theatre to sweep you away into another world.

I bought the programme (how can you not?) and a phantom mask, and I have already made a new display on my antique desk. (How to get in touch with your inner goth in one fell swoop!)
If you're even slightly inclined to go to the theatre, you MUST see this! The melodies of the songs stay in your head and heart forever!

Lights outside the Burswood Casino.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds amazing! Makes me want to rush out and see it. I've only been to the theatre a handful of times but loved it every time.

    How gorgeous is that light at Burswood!


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