I wanted to see a show while I was in Vegas. I wanted to see Donny and Marie, but they did not perform on Monday nights. I thought about Love by Cirque Du Soleil since the yoga instructor at the beach was in that, but i relly do not like Crirque Du Soleil (it makes me nervous). Then I saw the ads for Phantom of the Opera. I had not seen that in years. I did not want to go far from my hotel, though. Luckily, it was playing right across the street at the Venetien!!!
In preparation I went to the Vo Salon for a pedicure and blow dry
Getting ready in the room
I walked over to the Venetian
The Phantom Theatre
This theatre was built specifically for Phantom of the Opera. Because of this they were able to do things I had not seen before like at one point the Phantom even swung from the chandelier!
I always forget how much I love this show until I see it again. When the overture music started and the chandelier went up I cried. It had been too long. This production was also fantastic. Probably the best I had ever seen. This was also the first time that I did not like the character of the Phantom! I had no synmpathy for him. The first time I saw Phantom was with Michael Crawford. No one does a better Phantom or sings Music of the Night better. I also saw it with Davis Gaines, who was almost as good. With both of those and the one I saw in Florida I liked the Phantom and sympathized with him. Not so with this one!! Anthony Crivello played him in a way that made me hate him and root for Raoul instead (and I LOVED Raoul in this production). I love that the Phantom was played this way for a change. It made a truly wonderful experience :)
After the show I went over to The Palazzo next door
Afterwards I got a panini from a stand in front of the Venetien. because I tipped them I got a free bottle of water!!
The Mirage at night
I ate dinner in my room, then decided to take the tram over to Treasure Island.
I won $12.00 playing a slot called Kitty Glitter!!! That was my big win of the trip lol (note to self -- only play slots with a cat theme lol). Back at my room I watched the volcano show for the 3rd time and started packing.
I ended the evening by watching Jay Leno and Headlines!!