"You can tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod/iPhone/iTunes/media player and write down the first 10 songs. Then pass this onto 10 or more people."
nelliepie394 tagged me so let’s do this.

1. Time to Say Goodbye (Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli)
2. Sparks Fly (Taylor Swift)
3. Fixer Upper (Maia Wilson and the cast of Frozen)
4. Jukebox Hero (Foreigner)
5. Epilogue (Cast of Les Misérables)
6. Believe (Josh Groban)
7. Little Bit of Everything (Keith Urban)
8. Dani California (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
9. We Didn’t Start the Fire (Billy Joel)
10. Zydrate Anatomy (Terrance Zdunich, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton & Zydrate Junkies) 

It’s your turn! bartenderlena, inmyachinghour, insanitys-love, thatwas-abitbritish, therealheirtogeneco, darlingofgeneco, intherightwasi

daenerysswagaryen said:

May I ask the original reason for Meg being white/blonde in the musical? Cuz she's supposed to have black hair and fairly dark skin in the book :/

I think it’s a combination of many factors. First, they kinda merged a lot of the characters from the novel into a few key persons. Little Meg and Little Jammes seems to have been combined, as has Raoul/Philippe, Madame Giry/Gabriel etc. From there they went a bit freer on creating these character’s looks. Madame Giry is not the tacky mess Leroux describe, for example. 

Second, they based Christine partly on Mary Philbin’s dark curly look, and partly on Sarah Brightman’s own look. So she became a curly brunette, though described as blond and blue eyed in the novel. 

To contrast brunette Christine, they made MEG the “blonde and blue eyed” character. Though Christine is usually not featured with darker skin, it’s like they swapped the appearance of Meg and Christine. Though in West End they’ve just swapped it back, haha. 

There might be further aspects to this, but I think that’s basically how it went down. 


Favourite Movies ~ Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

"Bloodbath. It’s gonna be a bloodbath. ‘Cause no one crosses GeneCo. No, not even Repo. Will Rotti clean house? Damn, we’re gonna find out! At the opera, so stay tuned. ‘Cause the winner of this blood feud will take GeneCo"


TODAY IN THEATRE HISTORY: In 1988, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Phantom of the Opera opens on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman star in the musicalization of Gaston Leroux’s forever-adaptable novel, directed by Harold Prince. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the production is currently the longest running show in Broadway history, having played more than 10,000 performances.

For more on The Phantom of the Opera, including photos, videos, and a look inside the show’s opening night Playbill, visit PlaybillVault.com.