One of my biggest dreams is to see a live production of Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera, and although I have passed by the chance to see Les Mis in 2016, I made sure that I didn’t miss Phantom. I am a lifelong theatre fan, and although Tim doesn’t share my love and interest for most of the arts, he still came along and watched Phantom with me.
Leading up to the show, Tim got curious about the storyline. So, I let him watch the Gerard Butler version, and he liked it — to my relief. I really thought he would find it extremely boring like most of the things I like, but I really appreciate the fact that he takes time to see or experience the stuff that I love and he tries his best to understand it if he does not like it.
On the night of the show, Tim and I arrived at The Theatre at Solaire around three hours early. This gave us ample time to have a look around, especially the casino which Tim used to frequent a couple of years ago.
After looking around, Tim and I sat down at The Coffee Bean for a quick coffee date before the show started. For a few days, up until that night he was asking me all sorts of questions about the production which I gladly answered. Knowing that he’s slightly more interested than I expected made me feel really comfortable about watching Phantom with him. To be honest, I was really worried that the ticket would go to waste if he won’t appreciate it. The last thing I wanted was that he just bought an extra ticket so I wouldn’t watch alone, you know what I mean? I think that’s the worst thing that could happen. Haha, but Tim always surprises me in his own little ways.
He loved the production–genuinely! and during the 20-minute intermission, he flooded me with questions again, but unlike before his interest turned into sincere curiosity and fascination, much to my delight! Haha!
The production, in general, was magnificent! I cried at several parts of it, both in amazement and disbelief that I am actually seeing it live after all these years. It might sound a little too overdramatic, but this particular production always had a special place in my heart since I was little, and finally seeing it live, with the love of my life just made it extra special.
After the show, Tim and I sat at The Coffee Bean once again, but this time in silence and smiles on our faces as we sipped from our coffee cups while we waited for our ride home. Briefly exchanging our views and amazement of the production.
Watching Phantom of the Opera with Tim taught me that you cannot plead anyone to like what you love, but you can always take them with you to experience it themselves and my-god! is it worth it! Tim’s only regret that night was that he should have bought a VIP ticket so I could see the production a lot more closer, since my eyes are pretty bad especially in the dark even with my glasses on. Haha. Regardless though, every waking moment of that experience was–sweet intoxication. Phantom pun intended. LOL
May hangover pa si Tim sa mga kanta sa Phantom of the Opera hahaha Kayo? Anong trip ninyong gawin na hindi trip ng partner ninyo?