Seeing Phantom of the Opera for the First Time

If you’re a theatre lover like myself, you probably have a bucket list of productions you’d like to see. The Phantom of the Opera has always been high on my musical roster, which was why I was so excited to score a media invite to last night’s opening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera runs in Vancouver until July 23, delivering ample thrills, chills and goosebumps.

While it has been done by playhouses around the world, this particular production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.”

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Derrick Davis and Katie Travis. Photo credit: Matthew Murphy.

And trust me, they weren’t exaggerating.

From the legendary crystal chandelier that sparks and drops just a few feet over the heads of theatregoers, to the pyrotechnic effects and impressive vocals that give Mariah Carey a run for her money, we were all in for a real treat.

For this play, Jason and I decided to leave the girls with Nana and make it a date night. While we did spot a few kids in the audience, remember that The Phantom of the Opera could easily frighten some youngsters.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA The Company performs Masquerade. Photo credit: Alastair Muir.

To be honest, I jumped in my seat a few times!  With a thrilling score and songs like ‘Music of the Night’, ‘All I Ask of You’ and ‘Masquerade’, you’ll be whisked away to an eerie, sexy and ultra romantic feast of the senses.

You guys, this is the perfect excuse to get dolled up and spend a night in our beautiful city!

Even if musicals or opera aren’t your cup of tea, you’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’re going to love it!


Broadway Across Canada presents The Phantom of The Opera

When: July 12-23, 2017

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton

Admission: starting at $37.50

For more information visit Broadway Arcoss Canada or call 1-866-542-7469
For group orders of 10 more more,  call 1-800-889-8457
To purchase individual tickets, visit ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000

Disclaimer: We were given complimentary tickets in exchange for our honest review.

One of Vancouver’s top Mom Bloggers, Kristyl Clark is a work-at-home mom of two little Valley girls proving there is nothing bland about the burbs. Her adventurous family seems to always be out on some sort of crazy quest, from helicopter rides and wild river rafting, to top-secret paranormal investigations and living the high-life sampling the fine wines and foods of the Fraser Valley region. The ValleyMom.ca blog inspires her loyal fanbase through the trials and tribulations of suburban family living, guiding readers to local hotspots and hidden gems in her Canadian backyard


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