I have waited 7 years for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies” to go on tour and come to a theatre near me. Well, this past week that waiting was over!
Due to some interesting circumstances, I was able to attend opening night at the Pantages in Los Angeles. Oh boy. Now, I’ve seen the filmed production they released in Australia, and I’ve obsessively trolled the internets for photos of the tour that is out in North America, so I had a REALLY good idea of which dress to pull out of my closet for this event! Please excuse the photo quality, I often forget about photos when I’m at the theatre, I’m so excited about the production and caught up in the whirlwind that is opening night!
My dress is Eliza J, I picked it up at Nordstrom Rack last year sometime. Of course my shoes are my favorite Christian Louboutin simples that I strassed in 4 different shades of silver & grey crystals.
The Pantages is the perfect setting for this production:
The show plays in LA through the 22, then dances on down to Orange County to the Segerstrom Center (Which I know, because I have tickets for the 28th to see it there.), then leaves Southern California. If you are a Phantom of the Opera fan, go see this one! The costumes and the sets are BRILLIANT.
I know the critics have been not kind. Ignore them. The music is haunting and the power ballad, “Love Never Dies” is INCREDIBLE. The costumes are works of art, you can even see the detail from the “cheap seats”, which I know is not an easy task. The way the set ebbs and flows, you feel like you are in a working production part of the time. I loved it. I felt transported to the early 1900’s, Coney Island, and it was done very tastefully. It’s a unique show, but comes together beautifully.
Do you have a love of theatre? I do! What’s your favorite show? Mine will always be Phantom of the Opera, however I enjoy every show I’ve been privileged to attend!
I totally forgot to post this! I actually had two different outfits today, I started with a plain white t-shirt & pink eyelet skirt. But I got purple dye all over the shirt, and since I had a cake tasting scheduled, I did not need to look like I’d got home this morning at 4am!! (yes, I did though!!!)
Dress: Banana Republic Outlet, around $10 on sale 2+ years ago
Shoes: Yellow Strassed Jimmy Choo flats
Handbag (not pictured): Black Kate Spade I drag everywhere!
Vegas was amazing last night!! We bought seats up in the “cheap section”, but we were upgraded to the 6th row from stage!! (inside the theatre) You could hear the singers without their mics! Just amazing. Totally worth being exhausted today and the 6 hours of driving.
I didn’t get many pictures, just this one of Kara and I on the bridge in St Marks Square
That bridge holds a special place in my heart, it’s where my husband and I were married two years ago!! Kara was here for the wedding, so we had to have a picture. Unfortunately we had to rely on my iPhone and a random person. But we went!!!
We did get a pro picture in the theatre. It came out really well. I’m excited about that. We made quite a splash, being dressed to the nines and all. I had so many compliments on my shoes!!
Some random Vegas shots I took
Yeah, two! The fuzzy closeup, and one shot in front of the Bellagio!
But it was awesome. And I’ve been baking all day. Huge weekend!!!
Cupcake anyone? (it’s a caramel spice)
Mmmm. Back to the kitchen for me! We are rolling cake balls and making lovebird cookies!
Until next time,