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Friday, April 20, 2018

A Night with Phantom Of The Opera

Marvellous set up! Great Performance!
This is my favourite backdrop.

Phantom Of The Opera, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Angel Of Music, Think of Me, Music Of The Night, All I Ask Of You.
Claire Lyon and Michael Cormick. 
Working their magic together on stage with killer vocals that compliment each other.

Michael Cormick surprised us, emerging from the crowd below as he walks up to the stage to give us his all!

The melodious sounds from this performance still rings in my head. It was barely a week after the wonderful night with the Phantom of The Opera that made its Malaysian debut at the Royal Charity Gala Premiere on 18th April 2018 at the Manhattan Ballroom, Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. 

I actually bumped into 6 friends who were also there to enjoy the night's performance and Big names from leading corporations were also seen at the venue. It was a night of splendor and a night of glamour. Ladies dressed mostly in black, All made up for an unforgettable evening serenaded by beautiful melodies that fill the air.

An Evening With The Phantom – Songs From The Musicals was held in conjunction with the iconic musical’s 30th anniversary on Broadway – The Phantom Of The Opera. Featuring the casts from The Phantom itself – Michael Cormick and Claire Lyon, the 75 minutes musical celebration transported guests back to 1881 in Opera Populaire with the greatest hits from The Phantom Of The Opera and highlighting the very best of melodies from other popular musicals. The event was an exclusive musical experience for all musical lovers to get close, share and live the passion in this musical journey!

In fact, after doing a Facebook posting that I would be "Meeting my Phantom" that night, I was surprised to learn that so many friends were also interested in this musical. 

Initially I thought it the performance was just songs from Phantom from the Opera. 
I was wrong! So many of my favourite songs were performed. 

Some of the songs covered were not only from the Phantom Of The Opera but a good mix of songs from various musicals that include:

A Whole New World
Impossible Dream
All That Jazz
The Sound of Music
My Favourite Things
Something Good
Climb Every Mountain
West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
Beauty & The Beast
I Dreamed A Dream
Bring Him Home
I could Have Danced All Night
Can't Take My Eyes Off You

Here is a snippet from one of their last acts just for you, my dear readers. ENJOY the actual performance that very night! Be amazed....Be very amazed by the sounds of Claire Lyon and Michael Cormick. Leading this spectacular concert is Bernard Walz, an award-winning musical director with our very own Malaysian performers from the Philharmonic Orchestra.

My favourite performance from Claire was surprisingly The Sound Of Music where she lives and breathes the songs. She hits the high notes from Phantom of the Opera effortlessly.
As for Michael Cormick, his deep voice is super soothing and super sexy. I love him doing the male vocals for A Whole New World.

I can see in certain parts of the performance Michael held his mic far away from his mouth and yet still produce the perfect vocals. You can tell he has a powerful voice!!!

A marvellous act, so full of passion I can see,
Entertaining the crowd in glee.

The backdrop projection was all so REAL and blends in with the night of the musical so well.
With chandeliers hanging above the stage, candles burning and a grand piano at the stage, it just looks amazing! Claire's second wardrobe change into a sparkly gold gown goes well with her songs performed in the second act like Beauty and The Beast.

An Evening With The Phantom – Songs From The Musicals is presented by Milestone Production and in aid of Tuanku Ja’afar Educational Trust.
I totally enjoyed myself that night, fully immersed into the Music of The Night.

Thank you for having me. 
With me is blogger Nikki Ooi who is also an avid fan of musicals too. So glad I have her as my musical kaki that night as we both appreciate good music.

About Milestone Production
Established in 2003, Milestone Production is one of the region’s leading show production company that provides unparalleled live entertainment experiences globally. We aim to cultivate appreciation of the performing arts in the region by bringing in internationally acclaimed West End and Broadway productions to Malaysia and to the rest of South East Asia, namely – Mama Mia!, The Mousetrap, the multi-award winning Broadway production Jersey Boys, Thriller Live, Saturday Night Fever, Potted Potter, Dr.Bubble With Milkshake, One Man Star Wars Trilogy , Dr.Balloon’s Science
Adventure, Rumour Has It – Adele – Her Life And Songs and now the iconic An Evening With The Phantom – Songs From The Musicals.

1 comment :

  1. Aww...short and sweet post! Love it! And thanks for listing all the songs and for the great pics! Oh, and thanks for being my musical kaki too! I had fun being yours.