Just saw Phantom of the Opera performed at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.
DOS and I had third row orchestra seats with an awesome view!
We were literally right (well 4 seats slightly to the right) of the Chandelier which we had to snap photos of during intermission, until the volunteer ladies came yelling at us. Ooops; too late. Well they only said don’t take pictures during the performance.
I’ve previously seen Phantom four times (2 at the Kennedy Center and twice in Orlando), but DOS had never been. This was a spruced-up version with newer, different type sets and a few more special effects, but the same beautiful music of the original. The show was absolutely top-notch and all of the cast was outstanding.
After the show, we waited by the stage door for a little while before walking back to our hotel; the Residence Inn which is only two blocks. We saw many of the cast come out, but didn’t see Christine or Carlota (or at least didn’t recognize them if they did).
We did get pics with:
Storm Lineberger (Raoul)
and Chris Mann (Phantom).
Really fun night at the ‘Opera’!