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The Phantom of the Opera was there.. Inside my mind

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Saturday, February 18th, at 7:00pm the Broadway Across America made their stop to perform The Phantom of the Opera at Music Hall in Kansas City, Missouri in the midst of the North American tour. When you looked around you would see a variety of people and their attire. You could see women wearing leggings, and ball gowns. You could see men wearing khaki jeans, and suit and ties.

When you enter a parking garage around City Hall, you have to get your ticket scanned in order to park in the garage. When you enter the Music Hall in Kansas City, you turn left and walk up a few flights of stairs. When you’re on the level of your seats, you walk to the doors and the escorts assist you to your seats. Once you’re seated you are allowed to leave your seat to walk to the bar where there is liquor for the of age attenders, and a selection of sodas for the underage attendees.

Once the play was getting ready to begin, the escorts rang the bells for what seemed to last a lifetime. Once most of everyone was in their seats, the lights flickered and the announcer spoke words I don’t think anyone could understand. When the male announcer was done speaking, the lights quickly went dim and the play started. Photography and video recording was prohibited in the auditorium.

During intermission, a couple got engaged and everyone cheered. Once the play was over, dozens of the cast came out and took their bows, and received a standing ovation. The play was truly incredible and chilling. The chandelier hanging over the audience which occasionally shook when the phantom was irritated. Before intermission, the chandelier was shot (by a fake gun) and sparks spewed out of it as it shook for minutes after.

Since November 25, 1925 which is when the very first production of the show was published, the worldwide grosses are an estimated at over $5.6 billion. That places above The Lion King, which has made $4.8 billion. It’s safe to say The Phantom of the Opera is a long loved play that will forever hold its legendary remembrance.

Hunter Ruppe, a Junior that attended the opera said “My experience at the opera was amazing! My favorite part was masquerade and I couldn’t stop grinning, I loved it so much!”

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