looking for the exit (emaleythe) wrote,
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The Phantom....

Attention: For anyone else out there that did not already know (nudge nudge Mom), THIS is what we have to look forward to in December.

See the Trailer here.

it's strange....10 years ago in December I saw The Phantom for the first time on stage, although I had been in love with the music and the story for 5 years at that point. I remember knowing that my parents had gotten tickets for themselves and a friend to see it in Louisville, KY and I was so mad because I felt that I loved it more than they did. I don't know how they did it, but my parents got wind of my dissent and managed to snag another ticket for me, which although was apart from where they were sitting still made me the happiest girl in the world. I was a senior in highschool. I put on my best dress at the time and some heels, feeling very grown up. We had a dinner at the theater, and I got to drink wine for the first time ever....and I drank too much wine so that during the first act I was rather tipsy and light-headed. My parents sat up in the balcony seats, and I was down on the floor, in towards the middle. Although I was drunkish and squished between some super huge people, I just smiled like an idiot caught up in the magic of it all. The play was perfect....so perfect...I danced and sang to the music for weeks after. I stole the tape my mother had of the original cast and lay in my bed every night with headphones blasted and mimiced the scenes....The person who played the phantom was (I could never forget) was Franc D'Ambrosio (who incidentally also played Anthony Corleone in The Godfather, Part III). Two years later in October, I was in San Francisco with an Honors Conference and as a special treat, they took us to see The Phantom. Franc played the phantom that night as well, and I remember being so damn excited about it......and now, full circle, Ten years from the month of my first seeing it, and within a few days of my 28th birthday, I will get to see it finally hit the big screen.....:D so happy...:)
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