PHANTOM

The Toronto Star Sunday

January 23, 1994

Honeymoon in Vegas:

Happy third anniversary-third week that is- to Miss Saigon Star Kevin Gray (who plays that dastardly Engineer) and Dodie Pettit, who was Christine to his Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in Chicago.

Gray and Pettit tied the knot in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve. They were wed in the chapel Of The Bells, where scores of celeb couples, including Richard Gere and Cindy Crawford, said their “I do’s.”

“I was told there were thousands of celebrity marriages,” Gray said, “but they only had two celebrity pictures on the wall- Ernest Borgnine and Mickey Rooney. Mickey’s was inscribed ‘Thanks for numbers four and six.’”

It was a real Las Vegas kitschy ceremony complete with the accompanist playing the Elvis tune, “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.”Gray was amazed at how easy it is to get hitched in Vegas. “You go to city hall, give them $35 (for the license) and that’s it. No I.D., no blood test. We said, ’What if we aren’t the people we say we are?’ They said, ‘That’s your problem.’”

*Dodie’s note- No, I wasn’t Christine to Kevin’s Raoul… and it wasn’t Chicago…. I was Christine to Kevin’s Phantom in Philadelphia, for one. But hey the rest is right.