Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera+San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights

"Think of me...think of me fondly.."

I saw The Phantom of the Opera for the first time as a senior in high school. I loved it and immediately wanted the soundtrack. I knew I wanted to see it again. Some day.

That day happened over the weekend. The show came to San Antonio, and my Mom got tickets! I told my daughter Natalie all about it.



"There's this Phantom. At the Opera. And he's cranky. And you'll see why."


My son and husband did not care to come. My husband is not into musicals. He'd be like this:





The Phantom played at The Majestic, which is beautiful. We've seen many shows there.





Natalie wanted to know what the brown thing covered up was. "You'll see," I said with a wink.


Not surprisingly, Natalie loved it too. So did my Mom.


"I know why the Phantom was cranky. The world didn't show him compassion," Natalie said.

The special effects were spectacular as well. The sets were amazing. Natalie found out the thing covered up was a chandelier.




The actors did a wonderful job. I am amazed on the high notes they can hit. I can barely sing the alphabet on key. If you haven't seen the show yet, you must! You won't be disappointed.




Would I see it again? Of course. I can watch the same musicals over and over. My next goal is to get tickets to Hamilton in May. Fingers crossed.

After Phantom, we decided to eat at Bubba Gump. Yup, I love Forrest Gump.




I completely forgot to take a photo of the food. I was hungry. But here's a photo of the brownie cake:



And of course they have a store.



Afterwards we walked along the riverwalk to check out the lights:








Oh, and those motorized scooters were everywhere. So not only do you have to dodge people walking, but now people on scooters.





We had a lovely evening, despite the crazed people on scooters. We'll be at The Majestic again in March to see The Beach Boys.





Have you ever seen The Phantom of the Opera?

34 comments:

  1. Looks like a really fun evening! I have never seen Phantom of the Opera but really want to. The scooters look like a lot of fun.

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  2. What a fun and festive evening! I love when cities do things like decorate an entire area. It makes the whole place feel a little magical. I've never seen Phantom of the Opera, but I hear its fantastic.

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  3. This is so fun! Hope you had tons of fun :) I'm a fan of Phantom of the Opera! It's really nice and awesome!

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  4. This must have been so much fun. I cannot wait to spend such an evening with my daughter once she grows up!

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  5. The Phantom of the Opera is one of my all time favorite shows. I am so glad you girls had a fun night out - and the Beach Boys are so fun, you will love them.

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  6. That sounds like such a wonderful night. Nothing beats spending some quality time as mother and daughter. It's just magical.

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  7. What a great evening! I love musicals but I've never seen Phantom of the Opera. I would love to see it with my daughters.

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  8. I have never seen the Phantom of the Opera but I do love to attend shows like these. I have heard so much about San Antonio. I hope to visit one day soon.

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  9. I saw the Phantom of the Opera in high school I think. Glad you had fun!

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  10. I have never seen The Phantom of the Opera! Now adding this to my Christmas bucket list!

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  11. This would have to be a mother/daughter date night for us. The guys wouldn't be interested. Plus getting to see all the christmas lights finishes out the evening.

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  12. This looks like so much fun. I haven't been to a musical in so many years.

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  13. It sounds like you had an amazing evening, I love doing things like this with my Mum still. She instilled a love for theatre and musicals at a young age. We used to go together often but haven't for a while now.

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  14. I love Opera they re very entertaining to watch. WE have Bubba Gump here in Gatlinburg I always order their Spicy Shrimp it is so good.

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  15. I am embarresed to say I never saw the play but it looks like you had such a great time. We all love shrimp so this is a great meal choice we would love.

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  16. I have never been to an opera but I know that my daughter would love this. Those scooters sound super annoying, maybe they need a special lane like a bike lane.

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  17. I remember when my mom first saw this in the theater. She raved about what an awesome show it was. I would really love to find the time to see this in person!

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  18. Phantom of the Opera would be a fantastic experience in person! Definitely worth seeing. The riverwalk looks like it was beautiful!

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  19. I have been wanting to watch this since years!! Looks like you guys had so much fun.

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  20. I've always wanted to see that show. One of these years, I'm hoping they will offer it locally.

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  21. I saw Phantom of the Opera when I was in high school but it was my school play. I would love to see the real one.

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  22. It looks you have a great time and bond with your beautiful daughter. By the way, stunning photos! Love this play!

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  23. OMG This musical is one that I've been waiting to watch! I've watch the movie multiple times, and the opera would complete it.

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  24. so fun!! I'm actually taking my daughter to it (just the two of us!) in February. I haven't seen it since I was in high school--and I think she will love it!

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  25. How nice. I recently moved to San Antonio and have not yet been to the theatre here. This post is an inspiration and I just might. Keshia Richmond

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  26. I haven't seen it. I'd like to see that and especially Hamilton. They are at my local theater at least once a year. I have yet to attend. I did see Aladdin at the theater. I love Broadway shows.

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  27. My grandparents lived in San Antonio when I was little. This post brought back such wonderful memories of going to the river walk with them!

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  28. This looks like it would be such an amazing time. My kids would love to go to a show like this.

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  29. I LOVE The Phantom of the Opera! Such a great show!

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  30. I haven't seen it but looks really good. Looks like little lady had a great time:)

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  31. Such fun holiday activities to do over the break! Wishing you a great Christmas this year. xo, Suzanne

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