My daughter turned 14 years old on March 31st.
Her birthday wish was to see
The Phantom of the Opera.
Yesterday, she and I took a trip to New York City...
...and her wish came true!
This was her very first show on Broadway and she fell,
♥ hook, line & sinker ♥
for all things Broadway. This was my third time seeing The Phantom,
but watching it through her eyes was really incredible.
We were in the 3rd row and being so close to the stage,
especially for her first time, made it all the more special.
She reacted just as I do when I see a show.
She became overwhelmed by the beauty of it
and got tears in her eyes several times.
Not to mention that her mouth hung open
in awe for the first few minutes! lol
After the show, for a donation to
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS,
Olivia got her picture taken with Kyle Barisich, who plays Raoul.
She tells me the whole experience was the best birthday gift ever!
I just wish I could make all of her birthdays this special.
And just for the record, this morning she told me that she would
prefer to be addressed as
"The Phantom of _______ Street."
(For privacy matters, I didn't want to use our actual street name.)
I think I've created a monster! lol