Thursday, April 18, 2013

Phantom of the Opera at my High School Alma Mater

Hey all, I've been all sorts of MIA this week, sorry about that! My work computer is currently being fixed in Memphis, so I had to bring my home computer into work with me, which means I don't have a computer at home to take care of things at night! I've been busy at work...you know, yadda yadda yadda. I'm just going to call this week a wash, but not before sharing the below video. 

This past weekend, I went back to my High School alma mater to see their spring musical, Phantom of the Opera. Little Known Fact: I have seen every single spring musical at my High School since graduating TEN years ago (except for one!!) That's 9 shows! The shows get more and more impressive each year. From Les Miserables, to Beauty and the Beast, to Aida, When I tell people "Yea, I'm going home to see my High School's spring musical this weekend" I'm usually met with a raised eyebrow and an:

"Oh...that sounds dreadful." 

But no, you don't understand: These High School shows are better than some of the National Touring productions I've seen. It's absolutely astounding the talent that comes from these kids and the school. I loved participating in the theater productions when I was in High School. Most of my fondest memories took place in the theater program, and it was where I spent pretty much every waking moment outside of my classes. Our shows were very impressive back then, but they've gone to a whole new level in the past 10 years. I don't think I'd even be able to make the ensemble if I went to this school now!

I have never heard a high school boy/man...manchild? sing the way this Phantom did - he sounded like a 30 year old man! All of the singers, the set, the costumes, and everything were beyond impressive! If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself.

3 comments:

  1. Wow... his voice really is incredible! He cannot be in high school. Can you imagine the groupies he has at his school? lol!

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    1. Haha I know, that's what I thought! Forget captain of the football team...this guy's gotta be just as popular!

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  2. This was the most incredible musical I've ever seen by a high school! The vocal abilities by these students was stupendous.

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