So there’s now an official Facebook page for the 2004 Phantom movie.
This could be amusing or painful.
guilty pleasure…going back and reading my old fan fics …so terrible yet i can’t stop reading.
last updated January 24 2004? that makes it….10 YEARS OLD!!!!
Oh my god Cooper Grodin is a beautiful hipster
stage dooring in C-bus -(Please pardon my face!)
Ben Jacoby, (Raoul) hands down my favorite member of the cast.
Julia Udine (Christine) she’s super short like me! (my head cannon is that Christine is short) When she asked how many times I had seen the show and I replied 6. “Oh you’re a fan with a “ph”!”
Cooper Grodin (Phantom) I can’t say anything bad because I was the last person in line, he had already been mobbed and harassed by idiots before me, it was cold and he still stayed and talked to me for a good long while. It was just so nice to have a conversation about Phantom and theater with a professional and a cast member (the cast member you could say) and I kinda of want his glasses….
again excuse my face. some one needs to put a mask on me,
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
that dragon with those VHS tapes is killing me
If you are expecting a more in-depth review from folks who analyze the diction of every performer and the beads sewn on every costume, you won’t get it from me. There are plenty of other very talented blogger and fans full of more insight about this show than I will ever have.
I’m just here to encourage other phans. I went to the show with some hesitation because like most phans, I’ve seen the pictures and clips of the new tour in the UK and some of its cringe worthy changes. However these tickets were my Christmas present from my wonderful family. I’m a new mom so I haven’t gotten out much recently or even been online frequently. This was my night out to just be myself. I was determined to enjoy myself, and not make snarky comments at every little change.
After seeing it, I got to say…
If you’ve made up your mine not to see it, you are doing yourself a disfavor. ( however, If you live in NYC/London or the tour is passing nowhere near your home, you have a good excuse) But if you are just determined not to see it because it’s a new production and not like the original, I ask you to reconsider. The good defiantly outweighs the bad.
# 1- The Sets/Scenery I loved, loved, LOVED the sets! Unpopular opinion, but I liked them more than the original (*ducks to escape the spit wads and rotten tomatoes hurled in my direction*) The original design has great set pieces (the boat, the stairs) but besides the backdrops for the operas, it’s very black box. This scenery made you feel like you were in the opera house in 1881. When the title song play, you see the backstage, behind the mirror, the stairs, the lake, then the finally reveal of the lair. There are more layers to it. Now the original does this too in a different way, much more simple and stark compared to the new sets, fog, blue lighting, candles almost more fantasy. I’m not saying the original didn’t do it as well. It’s a beautiful timeless design that has set the bar for other musicals since. It just has a different style and I prefer the more realistic sets and totally atmosphere of the new sets. There is just much more to see.
Also, and this could be the fangirl reading too much into it, there seems to be a lot of influence from previous versions of Phantom- films that is. There were many moments that seemed to echo films of the past reminding me of the scenic design from the Chaney film and others. But more about that in the spoilers.
I think this is my favorite line in the entire novel
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
I may be a little home town proud, but the Ohio Theater is probably one of the best places to see Phantom of the Opera
(review and stage door pics coming soon)