The Phantom of the Opera at Dallas Summer Musicals

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Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has come to Dallas, and let me tell you – it’s incredible.
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Presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America at The Music Hall at Fair Park, it is showing from December 19 through January 6.
You may already know the story of Phantom of the Opera, but this production breathes fresh life into a familiar tale.
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This brand new North American tour features elaborate new sets. A highlight was a rotating piece that creatively housed several different settings. I especially loved the creative treatment of the Phantom’s lair.
We were invited into the theater ahead of the production to see the show’s legendary chandelier being outfitted with a few special effects of it’s own. This priceless piece weighs 2,000 pounds and travels with the production from city to city for this tour.
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We also got to see a few of the costumes up close, including the Phantom’s famous cape. All the beads on the gowns are hand sewn. While a lot of the costumes are reproductions, a few pieces from the original show have been passed town to this tour.
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You will hear all your favorite songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and (my personal favorite) “Masquerade” performed by an impressive cast and orchestra of 52 performers.
It’s always a good idea to arrive early to performances at Dallas Summer Musical. If you have time to eat, they have a fine dining buffet available at the Crystal Terrace (you’ll probably want to make reservations ahead of time) or quick and casual dining at the Bistro upstairs.
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To purchase tickets, visit DallasSummerMusicals.org, call 800-745-3000 or visit the Music Hall at Fair Park’s Box Office at 909 1st Avenue, Dallas TX 75210. Ticket prices start at $26 (pricing subject to change).

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/

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Enchant Christmas – The Best New Holiday Experience in DFW

We visited Enchant Christmas this past week and we were absolutely blown away. It was a blast!

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The area was huge – the beloved Christkindyl Market was featured with some really unique vendors.

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They also had more food trucks than I’ve ever seen in one location. Our favorites were Truck to Table – you must try the Brisket Nachos. You will dream about them!

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And my forever favorite is The Butcher’s Son. Their Beef-n’-Cheesy Slider is the stuff of legends.

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As soon as my 3-year-old saw the ice skating ring, she immediately started begging to skate.

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We got dinner and walked around for a bit enjoying the live music.

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But the only thing on my daughter’s mind was skating.

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Of course, as soon as she put on her ice skates, she completely melted down. I knew she was just nervous, so I made her go out and try it anyway (when else is she going to be able to skate outdoors on real ice in the middle of Dallas!?).

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Halfway around the rink, she was giggling and saying it was her FAVORITE thing ever.

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In fact when they were taking off their skates at the end of the night, she told me she was going to be an ice skater in the Olympics.

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After skating, we made our way to the star attraction – the light maze. You can see the shining lights as you walk up to Enchant, so we were very excited to check it out.

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When you walk in, you’re given a card from Santa asking you to help him find the reindeer. It’s a cute activity for the kiddos while the adults just enjoy the beauty of the lights.

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I love that there were different sections of lights. One part featured giant ornaments while another had snowflakes.

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There was a gorgeous hall of hanging lights and a field that looked like ice shards from Elsa’s palace.

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Of course there were also all of the giant reindeer.

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I won’t ruin the surprise, but Santa has a little treat for anyone who successfully finds all his reindeer.

It was an incredible night and we would absolutely visit again. I think Enchant Christmas has just become our family’s new favorite Holiday tradition!

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Enchant Christmas runs through December 31st. Find more details on their website: http://www.enchantchristmas.com

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Enchant Christmas + A Giveaway!

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Are you ready to be enchanted in DFW this Holiday season!?

Enchant is the world’s largest Christmas Light Maze now touring the U.S. Featuring an outdoor skating pond, Santa’s palace, Texas’ largest Christmas tree, 85 vendor shopping market, food trucks, live entertainment and a VIP area perfect for family outings or a private holiday function. The massive 300,000 square foot event will take place in Arlington at Globe Life Park.

A World of Wonder Awaits with Enchant!

Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make at Enchant will last well beyond the holiday season. Whether you’re navigating through the world’s largest light maze, gliding around the ice-skating pond, waltzing through the Christmas marketplace, or sharing hot cocoa with your loved ones, you’ll find enchantment around every corner.

Find more details on their website: http://www.enchantchristmas.com

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To help your family celebrate the Holiday season, we are giving away a 4 pack of tickets to the VIP premier of Enchant Christmas! Subscribe to our mailing list to enter: http://eepurl.com/bFnSG5