Monday, February 9, 2009

Phantom of the Opera or Les Miserables?

If you have never heard either title, then shame on you.

Phantom of the Opera or Les Miserables? Which one is better? Why is it better? If you've never seen either of them which one would you rather see and why?

I grew up with both of these plays in my life. Luckily, my mother and father loved them and hence, passed on the love.

The Phantom of the Opera or Les Miserables, question has floated around my family for years. I think we all love them both but we all deifinately like one better then the other. Personally I have always been drawn more to Phantom of the Opera, while my sister Sherry will forever sing the praises of Les Miserables.

I have seen both plays in theater and have seen both the movies as well. Les mis movie sucked, phantom movie rocked, although no one can sing Music of the Night like Michael Crichton.

I can't remember how old I was when I first saw these plays but I remember my mom thinking that it was not worth paying for me and my twin sister to see the play if we did not understand what was going on. So, on our annual trip to California she would play the soundtrack and explain what was going on to me and my twin sister and we would ask questions if we felt the urge to know more. This way we thoroughly understood the plot of both plays.
I loved it. I loved listening to them and listening to my mom explain all the complexity of the plots. It was awesome.

Cassie was afraid of Phantom after her first viewing and I fell asleep at the end of Les Mis during my first viewing. But I think we would both agree that we wouldn't give up that experience for anything.

They are completely different in almost every way but both absolutely wonderful. Luckily, I happend to marry a man who grew up with a mother who loved Musicals and therefore he shares my appreciation for them. Lucky me!

I love both of these plays. I plan on seeing them whenever they come to Gamage.

So, tell me which is your favorite. Leave a comment and explain why it is your favorite. Thank you.


Jen said...

I have never had to opportunity of seeing these plays, but I have seen the movies, if that counts.
I love them both!

Dave and Rachel said...

Callie..i heard you on the radio this suck to be me segment. that sucks!!! You never told me that part of the story. You crack me up. I know it was not funny at the time, but telling it on the radio made me laugh, just to make light of the situation. Love ya girl. Wish I could be a doc and fix everything.

Joy said...

Phantom of the Opera for me, although I do love Les Mis too. I am starting to rethink introducing this music to my children though. My 2 year old is making me play the "scary music" over and over and over and over and when were you on the radio?

Ryan and Jayme said...

Phantom all the way. I have seen that play like 4 times. I totally love it. What radio station were you on?

Spence said...

If you're talking movies, then yes, Phantom is better. But for the plays, it's Les Mis by a long shot. The reason is simple--the music is ten times better.