14.8.17

The Phantom of The Opera 2017 | Broadway Across Canada

by Christina Rowsell
@RadioChristina
The Brighter Side YYC



The first time you see a breathtaking Broadway show you walk away in awe and amazement. Back in 1992, The Phantom of The Opera was the first Broadway musical I had ever seen. It was a high school trip to Vancouver to see the production. I remember sitting in awe the whole time, on the edge of my seat mesmerized at the magical production Andrew Lloyd Webber brought to life.

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The Phantom of The Opera Calgary 2017
That was 25 years ago. As soon as I heard Broadway Across Canada was bringing the phenomenal masterpiece to Calgary I knew I had to go - but I wanted to experience it again for the first time - so I decided to bring my children. Although I was 19 when I saw it the first time, my boys aged 10 and 7 were not disappointed. In fact, my youngest told me, "This is the best play I've ever seen in my life." My giggle of the night came when they covered their eyes during the kissing scene asking, "Is it over yet!"

I love that my children had the opportunity to experience this show.



I was in awe of how much the production has grown with the stunning and spectacular scenery to the movement of each scene.

Phantom of The Opera - Masquerade - Photo by Alastair Muir
Photo permission via Broadway Across Canada

The Phantom of The Opera - Hannibal - Photo by Matthew Murphy
Photo permission via Broadway Across Canada
The vivid consumes, through the legacy of the meticulous designer Maria Björnson, truly shone through, bringing the romantic yet dark production alive. We saw a flawless production that left us with goosebumps. The spectacular chandelier is always a highlight and did not disappoint as it descends on the audience.

Concluding with a well deserved standing ovation as Christine and The Phantom of the Opera shared their final bow. Derrick Davis who graced the stage as The Phantom, left me with goosebumps through his powerful performance.

The Phantom of The Opera - Derrick Davis and Eva Tavares - Photo Matthew Murphy
Photo permission via Broadway Across Canada

In the last 30 years, The Phantom of the Opera has broken box office records worldwide. It's a must see show for every generation.

Phantom of the Opera is in Calgary until August 20th. Learn more through Broadway Across Canada HERE. Tickets available through Ticketmaster HERE.

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Christina Rowsell - Radio AnnouncerBloggerPhotographer, Mother, Wife, Sister, Daughter and... part time cook (only when she has time - in between driving to the hockey rink, lacrosse and volunteering...)

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Additionally, Christina and her husband Chad are working on a documentary about Lyme Disease in Alberta called The Tiny Tick