Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Phantom of the Opera


Here are the girls with Rich, getting ready to go in the theater. They were so excited and didn't want me to waste time with pictures. When Reese saw the flashing Paramount sign she kept saying, "It's just like we're in Paris!"
This was such a fun night. We talked a lot about the special effects. Reese's favorite part was when Christine went through the mirror to the Phantom. Ashlynn's favorite part was when Christine and the Phantom were in the boat.
This was my third time at a theater to see Phantom and I've seen the movie at least five times, probably closer to ten. So I found myself comparing this cast to the others I'd seen. And unlike other productions before, this one didn't move me to tears at the end. I think the reason was that I had been pulled out of the action to explain to Reese how the chandelier could fall without hurting anyone or by Ashlynn who wanted me to look more closely at a specific costume during Masquerade...etc... This produced in me an amazement for the technicalities rather than an emotional response. Also, I was focused more on my daughters' reactions than mine. It was awesome to see the wonder and magic that I feel from live theater come to life on their faces and in their eyes.

6 comments:

Sarah J. said...

VERY fun you took your girls! I look forward to doing that as well... in a few more years! For now, I'll just enjoy it with the hubby.

ramsam said...

I want to take my boys to see it in Vegas so bad- we were so impressed with it there! What a great thing to expose them to theater.... I love that Reese said it was like Paris...
you guys are awesome!

Lisa said...

What a great picture! Reese looks like she could bounce off the ceiling in her excitement. TOO FUN!

chiccam said...

How fun...Sorry we couldn't tag along. Looks like it was a magical night.

Bennett Family said...

i have NEVER seen it! :(

Miss Tiff said...

Yeah, you guys look like you had a blast! This is getting me so excited to go see it. We go in two weeks. Can girls wear dresses? Because I want to make Ivan and myself get dressed up but I don't want to be a dork and be the only one not wearing comfy clothes.