40 Days: 031210-D24.0

Namaste. It is 9:25 p.m.

Please allow me a moment to set aside the philosophic and deeper analysis of my life. Just for a moment, if you please.

When The Phantom of the Opera first came out in 1986, I was a little more than obsessed with both the show and the soundtrack. I saw the production several times, and I even directed a middle-school rendition of it. Most of the people who lived with me during those years conducted friendly Phantom interventions; they just could not take another hour of “Angel of Music,” “All I Ask of You,” and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again.” Thank goodness for headphones.

Now, more than 20 years later, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel has opened, and just two days ago, the soundtrack of the sequel to Phantom, Love Never Dies, was released. I am in absolute heaven.

The plot line is brilliant, and the score is just as phenomenal as the first. I am certain — absolutely certain — that more interventions are just around the corner.

If you liked Phantom, and if you loved the music, I recommend you get Love Never Dies. Be sure to understand the plot before you listen, as it will enhance the experience tremendously.

Ok. Thank you for allowing me that little diversion. I just had to let you know. 🙂

2 thoughts on “40 Days: 031210-D24.0

  1. love love love love Phantom…. Ive seen it on Broadway and in as many other theaters as I can… never tire of it…. exposed Austin to it… didnt understand it the first time he saw it, but got it the second time and after we got the dvd… he loves the soundtrack so I will have to tell him about the sequel…. i think (? hmmm deep thought) that this leads in my top three plays… Phanton, Les Mis and Wicked… maybe Les Mis, Phantom, Wicked… maybe they are all just side by side and equally amazing in their own right! 🙂 just like you and your multi talents!


  2. Big, big fan of Wicked as well, and I love the soundtrack to Cats, although I had some trouble getting through act II both times I saw it, on and off broadway. A Chorus Line is right up there in my top five… 🙂


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