I’ve been to a few events up at Revelstoke Mountain Resort but last Friday’s Return of the Phantom of the Opera dinner-cum-concert event was the first major entertainment event up there for me — and I think for them, as well.
Management and staff were a tad anxious about the outcome of the event and their audience’s reaction to it. I think I can, with confidence, speak for everyone attended it: the event was a fantastic experience that shows that RMR can offer a high-level entertainment experience to local people. The food — prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, garlic mashed potatoes, mushroom-stuffed pasta, mixed vegetables and salads, followed by a to-die-for dessert table — was superb. And the performances by, firstly, the 45 Minute Band of Dan Sculnick and Drew Payne and secondly by the headliners, Peter Karrie and Melina Moore, was excellent. At $75 a ticket this evening was worth every penny.
I know some people are not fans of the resort but the fact of the matter is that it is here to stay. That in itself is not enough to convince its critics to relent and accept it. But RMR’s efforts this year to first, run the gondola all summer to attract tourists and, now, hold classy events such as Return of the Phantom, tells me that the resort really does want to work with the rest of Revelstoke. And that makes me look forward to other such events at RMR. Kudos to everyone who made this a winning event.
Here are some photos from Return of the Phantom of the Opera: