Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Night to Remember

Anyone who knows me knows I'm a BIG fan of Phamtom of the Opera. So, when I saw it was playing at the Pantages, I had to go, and so, after spending 30 minutes on the phone with Ticketmaster, I secured good seats for February 10th.

Since this was a special occasion - after all, we hadn't seen the play since 1998 - we decided to rent a limo for the 8 of us. Oh my gosh, it was so much fun. I think I've only ridden in a limo once before, when my publisher hired one to take me to the Book Expo in L.A. It wasn't near as big or as nice as this one. My kids loved it and we had a great time.

As for the play - it was wonderful. I'd forgotten how powerful it is. The actor playing the Phantom was terrific. IMO, if the Phantom is a dud, the whole play is ruined, but John Cudia was awesome. On a scale of 1 to 10, with Davis Gaines being a 10, John was a 9 1/2. I'd love to see him again.

Sadly, it was over all too soon. Happily, it was as wonderful the 27th time as it was the first. No wonder it's Broadway's longest running play.



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