It was absolutely amazing. Magical. We were actually in the third row, and since the orchestra is pretty much underneath the stage, we were so close (we wouldn't have wanted to be any closer!). Heck, I even saw "Raoul" spit. These men and women have beautiful voices and such extreme talent. And the sets...the sets!. That chandelier was...well...I can't think of a word to describe it! The costumes were absolutely exquisite...but the music..and those voices...they moved me to tears several times during the two hour production.
Now I will have to go see the movie and compare. But having the opportunity to see Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece up close and personal was one of the most amazing experiences. I know I didn't show any emotion after it was out, and while my aunt and my mom raved on and on, I sat silently. I don't know why, but it seems I can't display emotions anymore, other than sadness and anger. It's like I have this wall up. But I do hope my Mom reads this and realizes that I thought it was simply breathtaking. It was the best birthday present ever from Auntie C:)