Phantom of the Opera - Durham, North Carolina Through December 20th

The Durham Performing Arts Center is world-class! Really, in every way, this production of Phantom of the Opera takes you to Broadway! Actually, Phantom has brought Broadway to North Carolina!

Yes! It truly does take your breath away.

Mountain Man and I loved getting to see Phantom again. We saw it at the Dinner Theatre the Valentine's we were dating. So we were thrilled to see this Broadway tour here! And it is our favorite! The story is as endearing and moving as ever and done with world class performances.

Our seats were absolutely perfect - of course, close proximity will do that! It was great to have such wonderful seating. We loved taking in the Orchestra, the Sound effects, and staging. The entire production was outstanding. The set had some of the most amazing and effective special effects ever presented in Phantom of the Opera. We were amazed!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has arrived at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, for 32 performance running through December 20th. Directed by Harold Prince. Excellent seating is still available here. Group rates benefit.

A few stats about Phantom: "On January 9, 2006, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the longest-running show in Broadway history surpassing Cats’ record-holding run of 7,485 performances. The show celebrated an unprecedented milestone on January 26, 2008 when it reached its twentieth anniversary on Broadway."

What To Expect Time Wise:

Act 1: 1 hour 17 minutes
Intermission: 20 minutes
Act 2: 55 minutes
Total: 2 hours 32 minutes

Then as an added bonus an unusual twist of fate, on the way home, I got to meet one of the lead actors, Raoul, played by Sean McLaughlin of Virginia. He was so friendly and willing to have his picture made with a Phantom Fan! His voice is triumphant!

*Thank you Durham Performing Arts Center for sponsoring Carolina Mama. The review is completely my own.


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1 comment:

Shannon said...

Looks like fun!!! Still don't know your secret for getting Mountain Man to go with you. Hubs wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole, haha.