When we got back to LA, Phantom-fever was still high. We watched all the performances that featured the cast, songs and even the spoofs on You Tube. We saw the movie version featuring Gerard Butler and Emmy Rossum - which was also good but nowhere near as great as the live performance. Jojo and I downloaded the show's musical score onto our Ipods. My hubby even changed his cellphone ringtone to the Hannibal Overture (the intro to the Phantom of the Opera). We would sing karaoke-style to such songs as "Music of the Night", "All I Ask of You", "Angel of Music", and "The Phantom of the Opera". Joy and Marc were our captive audience and listened to those earsplitting renditions without too much protest. Lately we have been playing the musical score right before bedtime (every night this week!) and we've been drifting off to sleep lulled by the music.
So, of course, we are excited beyond words when I came across an ad for this:
Segerstrom Hall, Orange County Performing Arts Center