Cast members from the farewell company of Phantom of the Opera, Trista Moldovan and Sean MacLaughlin, joined Pat & Kim in studio to share some emotional memories of their time touring with the Phantom. The lights are set to go out on this long-running production on Halloween night, so this is your last chance to catch the live stage adaptation of this beloved musical!
Hear a little taste of the passionate music from Phantom as Trista and Sean perform an unplugged piece from the musical (which is not easy to pull off at 7:30 am), plus hear their bittersweet moments on the final days of this cherished play.
[pullquote quote=”It really is an honor to be a part of this and actually close it” credit=”Sean MacLaughlin on touring with Phantom”]
Lavish sets, intricate costumes and unbelievable talent can always be expected when watching a performance from the longest running musical in history, Phantom of the Opera. Although most of us have seen the movie adaptation of the story, it doesn’t compare to actually seeing the emotional story and powerful music unfold right before your eyes.
Two of the current Phantom company, Trista (Christine Daae) and Sean (Raoul) spent some time with Pat & Kim to share their feelings on touring with Phantom for the past couple of years right up to its farewell performance this Halloween.
Sean called being part of the cast “an honor to be part of this and actually close it. Especially since it’s been such a big deal in our lives.” The two go on to share details from their time touring with the company and calling Los Angeles home for the last couple of years.
Growing up, Trista always knew she wanted to be a part of musical theater and was hooked after seeing Phantom as a young girl (even rushing out to buy the double cassette of the Phantom soundtrack). Now she’s living her dream by playing the object of the Phantom’s affection in the stage production.
You can hear Trista and Sean performing a very powerful duet of “All I Can Ask of You” from the musical, and if you’re impressed by their early morning performance, just think how they will sound in the actual show! You can buy tickets for the final shows this week at the Pantages Theatre at BroadwayLA.org.