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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    On the touring show the chandelier falls, but it's definitely not the same as the Vegas production. In Vegas, the Paris Opera House even rises up from the floor.

    Fun fact- When Phantom first started touring, the houses it went into had to be retrofitted to make up for the additional loads on the rigging! When Miss Saigon started tour, they were given the Phantom rider and told not to go even one pound over.

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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    I hope tickets don't sell out too soon. I'm probably going to have to wait until Christmas to afford any.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    I love Phantom of the Opera! I've seen it 4 times now, and it is such a good show.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Oh I'm going. I saw it last year when it was at the OC performing artscenter with the french club. This year we're doing the trip agian on the 24th of January I think the date isn't set.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    So that's where Phantom is going after it leaves San Francisco. As soon as it leaves we're getting Wicked and then Spamalot.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    I saw it when it came to Tampa back in 2000. I was actually disappointed and underwhelmed.
    Read the book or watch the 1925 silent film, both are much better.

    I used to like this show (and film of musical to a lesser extent), until I not only did both of the above but also read "the Complete Phantom of the Opera". After seeing the stage show I realized that there are just better tellings of the story than this kind of dated Vegas-style magic show. It's Andrew's best work, but that's not much of a compliment coming from me.

    The 2004 film is not only a lousy adaptation of the musical, it's an even worse adaptation of the book and has historical inaccuracies that were in neither to begin with (Opera house wasn't even built by 1870). Add to the fact Gerard Butler can't sing to save his skin and there not being any sense of mystery or scares found in it, your just much better off reading the book which sadly has never been properly filmed. If you think the 2004 movie is good, it's probably because you're not familiar with the material it's based on. In short, ignorance is bliss.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Although I am not a fan of ALW's works in general and was not looking forward to the show, I was completely blown away by it.

    It helped that we were sitting exactly below the chandelier.

    The movie is ok but lacks the atmosphere that makes the show such a success.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    I hope the tickets don't sell before I have the chance to get them. I'm going to start saving ASAP. Great name Nathan. I'm assuming you're a Guys and Dolls fan lol.
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    I saw Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages back in 1998 when Davis Gaines and Marie Danvers were in the leads. Davis Gaines remains my favorite Phantom and has been so since I've got into to the phandom.

    Though I live in LA, I'll be hitting Vegas for Valentine's Day weekend. My significant other and I will be seeing the Venetian production. It will be his first time. It will be my 5th time (and 2nd time seeing the Venetian production).

    For the record, the movie had it's moments, but I didn't care much for it.


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    I have seen it several times in several places and I know it'll be fab at Pantages!
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    We saw it twice when Crawford was still in it. It's probably my second favorite play (Sweeney Todd being first).
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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    I still think Crawford was the best Phantom. Hmm, might have to check out the Vegas show when I go in November.

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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Were seeing it on Feb. 7th at the Pantages.


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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie_Duke View Post
    Read the book or watch the 1925 silent film, both are much better.
    I did that. Didn't care for either of those either. The book was hard for me to read. I had to read some parts 2 or 3 times before they even made a little sense. And I have a high reading level. Heh.

    I think my big issue is one of my ex's was literally OBSESSED with anything to do with Phantom and he was constantly shoving it down my throat. So I was sick of it pretty fast.

    My cousin saw it in Toronto 13 times.

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    Re: The Phantom of the Opera

    Well, the Phantom of the Opera starts today at the Pantages Theater. I hope everything goes well, but on the website it says that today's performance is just a preview performance. I'll be seeing it on the 31st.


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