Ahh last night…For as long as I can remember, I loved everything about the theater; the lights, the enormous sets, the costumes, and the electrifying anticipation coming off of everyone as you wait for the curtain to rise. Last night I felt all of that again, down to the goosebumps at the curtain call, it never fails. One of the most important things that my parents instilled in us was the importance of and exposure to the arts (can you say, Celine Dion concert, 1998?). That love and appreciation is something that I carry with me as an adult. To this day, I go to as many shows and concerts as I possibly can every year (check out the show that I am pumped to see this Summer at the end of this post). Phantom of the Opera has always been a family favorite, so, in the spirit of memories and blogging, I decided to go back through my mother’s archives to locate photographic proof of my first trip to see Phantom of the Opera on stage, ironically the very same stage as last night, just about 19 years earlier…
How about that floral shift, eh? The hunk on the left is my older brother Morgan, who also joined us last night.
Luckily for me, I married a guy who was willing to indulge my love of the stage, even to the point of buying tickets to see Phantom on THE Broadway for my 26th birthday.
Ok, so what do I wear to the theater? I always love wearing black in some form, because nothing says evening or chic like classic black. Plus, I think subconsciously, it takes me back to my days of ballet, but, last night I also wanted to do a little pop of color, so I chose gold.
Forever 21 mini skirt
H&M bell sleeve turtle neck sweater
Forever 21 layered necklace in gold
Express bag with tassel detail
Express signet ring
Last night’s show, Love Never Dies, is a sequel to the 1986 hit, Phantom of the Opera. It’s set 10 years after Phantom escapes from the Paris Opera House, amidst the eerie backdrop of Coney Island. Andrew Lloyd Webber does NOT disappoint in the continuation of Phantom and Christine’s story, in fact, he even sprinkles old music throughout Love Never Dies to tie everything together nicely. Seriously, take my advice, drop what you’re doing and see if they are touring in a city near you.
So, if you need me, I will be off pretending I’m Christine somewhere…
***Side note, two things got me JAZZED today and I have to share them with ya’ll.
One, Rod Stewart announced his 2018 North America Tour Dates today on Instagram. Yes, he is touring with Cyndi Lauper again, yes, I will be pre-ordering tickets this week.
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Two, Heather Avis, author of #theluckyfew announced on her Instagram today that she is starting book number 2! Woo! If you haven’t already read The Lucky Few, you are missing out. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. In the meantime, check out her inspiring Instagram, full of her sweet little family (macymakesmyday).
May you go everywhere and wear it all.