Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thanks! and Phantom

First of all I would like to thank everyone who stopped by earlier this week to check out Denise Covey's interview.  Everyone had such wonderful comments.  You guys are great!  And thanks Denise, it was lovely getting to know you better! Don't forget to check out her Romantic Friday Writers


On to the Phantom
I love Phantom of the Opera!  When it came out 25 years ago, I was enchanted by both the story and the music.  I would listen to the cds over and over again in my room, probably driving my mom bonkers. But she let me do it anyway.  Thanks Mom!

Last night we watched on Netflix the 25th anniversary special of the Phantom at the Royal Albert Hall in London.  It was a spectacular production of the entire musical filmed at a live performance.  The cast was filled with top performers and the sets were fabulous.

If you like Phantom, I highly recommend this version.

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 DL Hammons is hosting WRiTE CLUB, but were not supposed to talk about it so go check out his blog for all the info and sign up!


Hope your week is going great!


Kathy :)
     

15 comments:

  1. I love Phantom! I recently saw it on Broadway... it was worth every penny... the overture brought tears to my eyes! So romantically dramatic!

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    1. Every time I see it it brings tears to my eyes.

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  2. Seeing the show from London is the best way to view it!

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    1. I hope someday I can see it in London!

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  3. I saw this in Salt Lake City twice and loved it both times. It's one of my favorites and if I ever get to London, it may be on the list there too :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'll just be happy to get to London.

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  4. My goodness, 25 years!? Phantom of the Opera is one of my all-time-favorite musicals, too! We'll need to watch the 25th-anniversary version one of these days.

    Probably because I'm their Grandma, in my mind, the version played by Jessica, Alyssa, and Ryan – while all of you lived in Connecticut – is the best. I wonder if we kept a video of it... I still have the one dollar in my treasure box – the one that Jessica gave me as a token of appreciation for helping out with the musical production. Thank you for the precious memories!

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  5. We first saw the Phantom in Toronto, just after the revolutionary war, I think. It played at Pantages Theatre and was quite impressive. The Phantom was played by Colm Wilkinson who was excellent. But we had listened to the CDs so much with the original cast and were used to every note done the way Michael Crawford sang it so we noticed slight variations that were distracting. Kind of like hearing Hymne de l'amour as done by Edith Piaf and measuring subsequent performers against the original, it's just not the same.

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    1. Yes we saw it in Toronto too as well as San Francisco and New York. They were all different but fabulous!

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  6. Sorry, I should have referenced my sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpg4oWjGkaU For Hymne de l'amour by Edith Piaf.

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  7. I love the Phantom of the Opera too! Have you read Susan Kay's Phantom? It's a must for every Phantom fan. The best book about it since the original.
    I was so in love with the music and the story, that my first 'novel' was written from Meg Giry's point of view. I wrote it in a spiral notebook when I was 13 years old. I probably spent that whole year listening to the CD and reading everything I could about the Phantom. Obsessed much? :)

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    1. No I haven't read that, I'll check it out.
      I love the idea of writing something from Meg's perspective. maybe you'll have to revisit that one.

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  8. I love the Phantom! One of my favourites.

    Thank you for putting my book on your sidebar! It's been a while since I've been by... busy summer! :)

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  9. I've heard the music and know the story, but I've never seen Phantom as a stage play. I'd love to one day.

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