The production was spiffy though phantom has never been my favorite musical. There are too few songs that you can sing and there's nothing I like better than a good musical sing-a-long. I brought my binoculars with me to the show though we really had pretty good seats and mostly I was using it just to check out detail. The sheer amount of effort that had to go into the stage set and costuming astounds me. It must've cost a fortune in time and effort. That and the ballet dancers in their little white outfits...woooooooo! Every woman should have one of those in her closet somewhere.
The only problem with the musical was that I was exhausted and had to fight the urge to doze off in the beginning, with partial success and I wasn't too pleased with the ending. I found it to be patronizing and obnoxious in the extreme. God give her the strength to show him he's not alone indeed...the phantom should have beaten her brains out and then taken her lifeless corpse as a club and used it to beat her pain in the ass fiance to death. I think the phantom was quite restrained in only killing a couple people. I think in that same situation I would have been more free with my victim selection and mayhem.