Monday, December 22, 2008

Sarah Brightman pulls out all the stops !!!

Judging by the evidence presented Saturday night at the Forum, Sarah Brightman -- it seems safe to assume -- is unfamiliar with the old showbiz adage, "Always leave 'em wanting more."

Best known for originating the role of Christine DaaƩ in ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," Brightman has over the last two decades become one of the biggest names on the classical-crossover scene. And at the Forum, the English singer-actress wasted no opportunity to demonstrate that stardom in that world needn't be entirely unlike stardom of the top 40 variety.

There was simulated synchronized swimming. There was an enormous video screen flashing 3-D holograms. And backstage somewhere, there was a bottomless costume trunk.

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