Another reason we don't need no stinkin' Big Apple (note to any NYC editors: Yes, I am available to move East). Broadway's longest-running show, The Phantom of the Opera, comes to town. It's especially great news to West Coast members of PhantonOfTheOpera.com's message board thread called “You know you're addicted to POTO when. . . .” Some examples? “You use your pinky finger for the universal 'quiet' sign as Erik does.” And “You sunbathe while wearing a half-mask so you'll have a Phantom tan line.”

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