Tonight I got the opportunity to go and see The Phantom of the Opera for the first time. I went into this with almost no prior knowledge of the story, music, or anything else. I have never even seen the movie. But my father bought my mother and I tickets a while back, and so we went. And holy crap, was it an experience!
Let’s get the OOTD portion of this post out of the way before I talk about the actual evening. Also, forgive the mess behind me. I couldn’t find my tights, which I ended up not wearing anyways because it was too warm out!!
I based my look off of the dress, which I got at Hot Topic a while back. It’s a 1950s inspired halter dress with a music note printed fabric, and it is by far my favorite dress that I own. I paired it with nude heels and did my hair in a victory roll to match the era I was trying to emulate.
Now to talk about the actual experience.
My mother and I went to get something to eat beforehand, which was lovely. We ended up having to share a table with four other people. Luckily they were very nice.
Then came showtime. We were sat in the third row in the middle. They were fantastic seats. I cannot stress that enough! We were seated directly under the chandelier that they had hanging as a part of the set, which later added to the experience in the coolest way possible.
As previously mentioned, I had little to no prior knowledge of the story of this play. So for my first time seeing it, I would rate it a 9/10 because it was absolutely amazing! There was so much drama and it was really dark at times and it all just tied together beautifully.
Not to mention, the people singing were so good! I know what you’re thinking: “Hailey, they sing for a living.” But seriously! I’ve seen quite a few musicals and the people performing were some of the most talented individuals that I’ve seen.
The experience itself was so surreal. Sometimes you forgot that you were a part of the audience, and not actually in an old opera house! We were so close to the stage that we were fully immersed in every single detail. We could see the actors’ expressions, and when they moved around in front of the stage we could see everything.
And then, *spoiler* when the Phantom cursed them all, the chandelier caught on fire and started falling. It even exploded little pieces of clear plastic all over the place. I had to pick quite a few out of my hair, but it was so worth it. Even if it scared me, that was an amazing effect!
Overall, I had a lovely time with my mother and I’m very glad that I got to go and see this show. I think that if I were ever given the chance to go and see it again, I would snatch it up without a second thought. I’m so grateful that my dad could find us such good seats that we were so close to the action!
Also, my favorite song was The Phantom of the Opera (the main theme). It was so good!
I’m sorry for my relative inactivity lately. I’ve been horribly sick and in and out of the hospital. But, as you can tell, I’m finally feeling better! Have any of you seen The Phantom of the Opera? If so, what was your favorite song? See you soon!