The stunning production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Phantom of the Opera had world-class demands, and CCP's Main Theater was up to the challenge. No other theater in the Philippines could compare - not the newer ones, or the larger ones, or more hi-tech ones. CCP's timeless elegance and inspired architectural design, with its poised box seats, and dramatic staircases... its grand entrance driveway complete with lit fountain heightens the theatergoing experience like no other venue can. Yes it is old and worn in parts (and one elevator wasn't working), but that night I watched the Phantom, CCP felt like precious vintage wine preserved from an artistic Golden Age. It was a magical night, not only because Phantom is such a great musical, but more so because it was shown here, in CCP Theater, the Grand Dame who has retained her pre-eminence in Manila's theater scene through nearly half-a-century of distinguished service.
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