Girls’ Night Out 2013: Phantom of the Opera


For the past few years, I’ve tried to organize a fun girls’ night out that usually includes a show and some kind of food, preferably chocolate. So here’s my proposal for January 2013, to any ladies interested here in Utah (or from afar who are feeling ambitious). This invitation is open to real-life friends and blog friends–even if we haven’t met in real life yet. Just don’t bring any weapons. Feel free to bring your own girlfriend if you’re scared of the rest of us.

DATE:  Saturday, January 19th, 7:30 p.m. @Brigham Young University, DeJong Concert Hall

[We’ll do a dinner before, and/or dessert after. I’ll have to poll the interested parties, and will communicate all details.]

Performance Information:


Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart

Additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Originally directed on Broadway by Harold Prince
Original Broadway production by Cameron Mackintosh and the Really Useful Group
Based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux
Orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by Tim Threlfall
Music Direction by Gayle Lockwood
Choreography by Lisa Stoddard and Shani Robison

Jan. 16-Feb. 2, 2013 (view performance schedule)
de Jong Concert Hall–Harris Fine Arts Center

ASL Interpreted Performance: Th/Jan. 24, 7:30 PM

Featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lush, romantic melodies, Broadway’s longest-running musical evokes the passion and drama of love lost and love found in nineteenth-century Paris. A masked figure lurks beneath the opera house–striking fear in the hearts of all who inhabit it. When his love for an innocent, young soprano forces the girl to make an impossible choice, she sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives forever.

Previews (Jan. 16 & 17)–All seats $15
Matinees (Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2)–All seats $15
Family Special (Jan. 22)–All seats $15
All other evening performances–$25 ($6 off weeknights/$5 off weekends with BYU or student ID; $2 off for senior citizens/BYU alumni)

Bringing a group? Save money on many performances of Phantom when you purchase 15 tickets or more. [We’ll see how much interest we have.]

Learn more about this production HERE.

Okay, so here’s the deal: If you are interested, I need to order tickets soon. I need a written commitment (comment/email) that says how many tickets you want by this Friday 12/7. I will then purchase a bulk number of tickets based on interest and you will need to pay me within one week of ordering the tickets. If you ask for a ticket, you agree to pay for it; if you don’t end up going, please make arrangements to sell or give your ticket to someone else, but I won’t be able to refund it.

In past girls’ nights, we’ve had some groups as large as 30, and other times, there have just been a few of us. I’m up for anything. I’ll make Matt go with me if none of you want to come. 🙂

So, who’s game?

[Note: I changed the date after the initial publish: It is January 19th]