i wish i can see the broadway version of it, though. if anyone knows when the next show is for Phantom, please let me know....
deleted user 31.01.2007 15:20
kimmithee wrote: i wish i can see the broadway version of it, though. if anyone knows when the next show is for Phantom, please let me know....
If you know the local venue where you live that usually hosts travelling Broadway productions, they can probably tell you. They will also tell you that you get to pay a fucking lot of money to go see it (and don't expect to see the kind of sets like in the movie - it's a travelling company, after all - unless you live in New York or something).
I have the original cast recording... I saw it when I was little, and I've seen the movie. I like the first, don't really remember the second, and I liked the third except for the Phantom, I don't mind the whole "He's a baritone" thing, but he sounded like he was in a bad kind of pain on the high notes (and Baritones can be bases for Counter-Tenors, too !).
My mother suggested Freddie as the Phantom before we had even heard the rumour / whatever that he had recorded a trial of it.
And some other stuff.
Phantom is what got me interested in theatre and musicals to begin with, so I owe it a great debt of gratitude. I've seen the play live in Chicago at the opera house there, but I have to admit the casting wasn't great...our Phantom had a bit of a gay lisp to his speech which doesn't bode well for being intimidating. But the stage effects were fantastic, and the music is phenominal. I was worried when they came out with the movie, because I thought that they would kill it...but I was pleasantly surprised by how well they did the movie. I actually liked the casting of Gerard Butler as the Phantom, even though he's not trained as a singer and sang it alittle more rock and rollish than purists like. I personally think it should be sung that way. Plus, he was very attractive to look at....:-)
I've also see the Paris Opera House where the story was based on when I went to study abroad in Paris in the summer of 2004....we didn't have time to go inside, but I have TONS of pics of the outside.
If you are interested in seeing the show, check out the official show website here: link
PS. If you like Phantom (the powerful music, full of emotion and all that stuff) check out the soundtrack for Les Miserables!
deleted user 31.01.2007 20:09
I watched the newest version of POTO a ton around this time last year and found myself becoming depressed by it...sooo...I gave it a rest...lol It really is a lovely musical, though.
I've seen both play and movie, and the play deffinately beats the movie, though the movie is awsome. Freddie would be the hottest phantom ever.
And then I think Roger should play Christine. They can reach pretty much the same notes, and Roger is way better looking than she is!