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Paralegal Discusses “All Things Phantom”

Paralegal Discusses “All Things Phantom”

Say you’ll share with me one love, one lifetime. Lead me, save me from my solitude. Say you’ll want me with you here beside you. Anywhere you go, let me go too. Christine, that’s all I ask of you. ~ The Phantom

Vicki Hopkins, a paralegal for Nike from Beaverton, Oregon, co-hosts with Teresa Stout a wildly successful Internet podcast, “All Things Phantom”, about one of my favorite fictional characters and the subject of one of Andrew Lloyd Webber best-loved musicals, The Phantom of the Opera. Hopkins also wrote a book, Lessons from the Phantom of the Opera, and has a blog of the same title.

Eight episodes into the weekly broadcasts, and some of the legions of devoted Phantom fans have discovered the show, earning fans as far away as Spain and Australia. The show has been downloaded as a podcast more than 1,500 times, and many more people have likely streamed the show directly from their computer.

According to Stout, even actors in current productions have been known to log on to the show’s chat room between their scenes, and the pair have been invited to broadcast the show during International Phantom of the Opera Fans Week, Sept. 16-20, at the Venetian Hotel, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Both of us are really surprised at how popular it became overnight,” Hopkins said.

Hopkins told the Corvallis Gazette Times reporter that she didn’t discover The Phantom until 2008. I’ve had a weakness for the misunderstood operatic genius and the romantic tragedy itself for many years, initially formed from reading a terrific adaptation of the original 1909 novel, Susan Kay’s Phantom, which then lead to my reading everything I could lay my hands on about the classic tale.

In the 90s, I had the pleasure of taking my oldest daughter to a touring Broadway production of the musical at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. I still treasure my CD of the original Broadway cast, including the incomparable Michael Crawford, who won a Tony Award for playing The Phantom. You can see Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford singing “The Music of the Night” here.
Are you a Phantom fan? Then you know the meaning of the initials “O.G.”

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Lynne J. DeVenny, N.C. State Bar Certified Paralegal

Owner & Virtual Paralegal, DeVenny Paralegal Services

Email: lynne.devenny[at]

Telephone: 336-582-0003

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Meet Lynne:

Lynne DeVenny is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Paralegal with over 27 years of experience working on complex litigation cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security disability.

Disclosure: I am not a lawyer and cannot provide legal representation or legal advice.

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