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Op-ed: The point of no return

In aviation it's called the point of no return. That point in a flight when catastrophe strikes and the airplane, because of low fuel or mechanical impairment, cannot make it safely back to its take-off point.

NEW YORK - The off-Broadway phenomenon "The Fantasticks" will pack away its confetti and cardboard moon this summer, ending a record-breaking, fantastic run that started when Dwight D. Eisenhower was president.
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NOW PLAYING: Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber is, without question, the Steven Spielberg of the stage. With such huge hits as Cats , Les Miserables , and, of course, Phantom of the Opera to his name, he has attained heights few theater types have even dreamed of, at least since the advent of film. Can he, however, make the leap from stage to screen? Do his big budget spectacles translate? That is, I suppose, for the audience to decide, and I imagine that the impressive box office this weekend's big budget adaptation of Phantom will help. However, though it is elaborately staged and dressed to the nines, the filmed Phantom leaves something to desire.

To start this story cue up your best mental memory of "Da da da daaaah!" from the Phantom of the Opera and you are on your way to understanding the Phantom Fun that was had last week by the 300 some people who attended the Phantom of the Kenai Masquerade Ball. Presented by Tesoro and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, the 29th Annual Beer & Wine Experience is the sole fund raising event for the Chamber according to chief operating officer for the Chamber and Visitor Center Johna Beech.
The Phantom of Sohi: School players to perform this weekend

The Soldotna High School drama department is presenting the play, "The Phantom of the Opera," this weekend at the high school auditorium.
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Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperFall film stars: Ray, Bridget and Phantom 09/02/04

LOS ANGELES What, no ''Lord of the Rings'' movie this fall? Wake us up when ''The Hobbit'' hits the big screen. The online edition of Peninsula Clarion newspaper in Kenai, Alaska


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