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'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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