We saw Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater. It was awesome again. This was the kids’ first time seeing it. It was our ~3rd time. It has everything. Beautiful sweeping music, lovely romantic duet, dramatic costumes, impressive staging and lighting, great actors, luxuriant costumes. It was terrific. I hope I didn’t bother anyone with my singing along. Friends invited us with a Groupon and we jumped at the opportunity. Phantom came out originally on Broadway in 1987 during high school. I saw it for the first time in LA a couple years later at the Ahmanson, DTLA, when I was a student at UCLA. It was the first big broadway production that I had seen. Before that it was little productions in Glendale at the Center Theater. Breath taking then; breath taking now.
The Pantages Theater is in Hollywood, on Hollywood Blvd, with the walk of stars passing right in front of it. There’s been a lot of buildings upgrading near by. The interior Art Deco details in the lobby and main theater are exquisite. Fun to just walk around.
Front Lobby Chandeleir
Main Theater Chandelier. It covers the whole balcony. It’s massive.