Last night I got to cross another musical off my “Musical Bucket List” when I saw Phantom of the Opera at the Robinson Center in Little Rock!! Speaking of Musical Bucket Lists I really need to do a full post about that, I have a lot of shows to see!
I think I talked a little bit about the renovation of the Robinson Center in my Cinderella post but I didn’t realize at the time that Little Rock was missing out on a lot of shows because of the stage and the backstage areas. Now that are both quite a bit bigger than they were we can now get big shows like Phantom and The Lion King! I am really excited about what this means for the Little Rock musical scene.
I also took a little pre-show selfie in my car, duh. Fun fact- the show didn’t start until 7:30pm but I got there at 6pm just to get a good parking spot. Parking in downtown Little Rock is truly an art form in and of itself so you have to get there early in order not to walk a mile to the theater. Plus that gave me time to take some pics, go to the bathroom (You do NOT want to try and go during intermission) and grab a souvenir.
I love that for this show there were several selfie stations/photo booths set up so you could take pics with props from the show. So fun!!
I am also glad I got a pretty good seat for this show. For Cinderella I got a last minute ticket and was literally on the second from the top row in the upper balcony section. It was a cheap ticket and I got to see the show but I was extremely happy with my seat for this show. I will definitely be trying to get that seat again!! This was my view of the stage…
Confession- I couldn’t wait to see Phantom but I also had no idea what it was about. I’m a little embarrassed to even admit that. HA! I never saw the movie, sorry Gerard, and I never read anything about it pre-show. I’m kind of glad though because I went in with zero expectations and was truly blown away!! I loved The Phantom of the Opera!!
If you get the chance to see it I would highly recommend it!!
Have you seen The Phantom of the Opera??
Do you love musicals??