Phantom of the Opera

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It was a Thursday night in late September and I was scrolling through TikTok after dinner. And Under the Desk News came on my feed and I always watch them to hear what’s going on in the world. It was the usual news going on, but the last thing they mentioned was that Phantom of the Opera is closing on Broadway. I told my husband the news and replayed that part of the TikTok, and then we both went about our evening.

Saturday afternoon still in September, completely out of the blue, my husband asked me if I wanted to go. I immediately said yes, and we started checking show availability. There were plenty of seats available for the weekend of our anniversary.

The Monday after this, I asked off for three days just so we could go. Once my time off was approved a few days later, we booked everything. Basically a month before we were planning on going.

Fast forward back to our trip

We got back to our hotel after walking through Central Park and we dropped everything off so we could go out for an early dinner around 4:30 in the afternoon. Then we went back to our hotel to get cleaned up and changed after getting sweaty and gross.

We left our room again around 7 pm to walk around the corner to the Majestic Theater. We waited outside for a while before they opened the doors, which gave me time to take some photos with my phone and to try and make a TikTok. I should have known that there would be way too many people, so the TikTok didn’t work out.

As we were waiting to go to our seats, I noticed signs posted everywhere that photos and videos were not allowed anywhere inside the theater. And they meant everywhere. My husband and I sat in our seats and took in every minute. It was really nice to not feel pressured to try and photograph everything.

Phantom of the Opera was amazing and we both loved every minute of it. I would highly recommend going before they close it in mid-February.

After the show, we went out for a second dinner because dinner at 4:30 wasn’t enough. I’ll blog about all the food we ate later in the series, but tomorrow, I’ll blog about the Empire State Building.

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I'm a photographer, blogger, and fiction writer.

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