2006 09


For Black History Month: black principals in “Phantom of the Opera”

  1. Phantom: Robert Guillaume, Los Angeles (1990-91)
  2. Phantom: Norm Lewis, Broadway (2014-15)
  3. Carlotta: Patricia Phillips, Toronto & Broadway (1993, 2003-04, 2006, 2008-09)
  4. Carlotta: Angela M. Caesar, Restaged UK Tour (2012-13)
  5. Carlotta: Danielle White, Las Vegas (principal 2008, 2006-12)
  6. Christine: Lana English, Johannesburg and Pretoria (2004)
  7. Raoul: Jordan Donica, Broadway (2016-17)
  8. Piangi: Thabiso Masemene, World Tour (2011-16)
  9. Piangi: John Whitney, US Tour (2001, 2004-10)
  10. Piangi: Marcus Desando, World Tour (2004-05)
  11. Phantom: Derrick Davis, Restaged US Tour (2016-17)
  12. Phantom: Nicholas Nkuna, Johannesburg and Cape Town (2011-12)

(some comments: for many South Africans the term “coloured” is preferred if there’s different heritage involved, and Lana English would be considered coloured. But in the US and UK that is considered slur and usually avoided online. Just be aware of the distinction. Read more about that here.

Also, there’s been so many wonderful understudies that I did not get to list here, especially for the role of Carlotta, but also for Piangi, Meg Giry and Madame Giry. Only understudy on the list is Nicholas Nkuna, as he played the Phantom. The others are not forgotten, only left out because of Tumblr’s photo limit)

autorita  asked:

Hi! Can you tell how I can do that? /post/158075014694 This is other form?

 It’s really easy I’ll explain it. I’ll put it into a list format so you can read it easier.

  1. Download PCSX2, a PlayStation 2 emulator.
  2. Download the PS2′s bios. Since KH2FM is a Japanese game you’ll need to download the Japanese one. I don’t think I can link it but search for PS2 bios Japan and click on the second link, the one that says emulationking. Choose the third Japanese bios the one that says v2.20 (05/09/2006).
  3. Download an iso file of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix which you can find on sites like emuparadise.
  4. Once PCSX2 is installed open it up click on config > plugin/bios selector and then the browse button. Select the bios folder you downloaded in step 2 and it should say Japan v2.20 console or whatever in the list. Click OK.
  5. You shouldn’t need to change any other settings in the emulator however depending on your computer’s specs you can increase the resolution of games to make it look better. To do that click on config > video (gs) > plugin settings. Adapter will be whatever video card you have unless it is Intel HD Graphics in that case you probably won’t be able to run the game at all (it will be very laggy and unplayable). Renderer will be Direct3D11 (Hardware). Changing the internal resolution will depend on what you have. If your PC is kinda slow put it at 2x native or if you have a fast PC try 6x native. I have mine at 4x native.
  6. If you have a PS4 controller, plug that into your computer using the usb cable and the light bar will turn orange. You may have to set all of the controls and stuff which can be done at config > controllers (pad) > plugin settings.
  7. Drag the iso folder you downloaded in step 2 and put it inside the main PCSX2 folder. Then click CDVD > iso selector > browse and choose the .iso file of the game. It will be called Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix+ (Japan).iso.
  8. To start the game click system > boot CDVD (fast) and another window will open up with the game loading into the main menu. Close it for now.
  9. Now what you saw in that one gifset where Valor Form is acting like Anti Form, that’s a mod. To do it go to the main PCSX2 folder and open it. You’ll see a bunch of folders inside including one called cheats. If there is none just create a new folder and name it cheats.
  10. Inside the cheats folder create a new .txt file and name it F266B00B. Then have it so file extensions are shown and change the .txt to .pnach. So finally inside the cheats folder there should be a file called F266B00B.pnach.
  11. Before you continue with the steps below, I’m going to link you to my save file to make your life a lot easier. There are a lot of other cheats applied to this save which I displayed in other KH2FM gifsets, take a look in your inventory. So download the save which will be called Mcd001.ps2 and drag that file into a folder called memcards in the main PCSX2 folder. Then click on config > memory cards > browse and choose the memcards folder. You will see the save file appear in the list, click OK.
  12. Close PCSX2 and right click the pnach file you made in step 10 and open it in Notepad. Copy and paste the following below and click save.

gametitle=Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

// Anti Form Looks Like Valor Form

  1. Close Notepad once you have saved and open PCSX2 and click system and make sure enable cheats is checked.
  2. Click system > boot CDVD (fast) to open Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix.
  3. Load the save file I provided and navigate to the drive menu, choose Anti Form, and voila! You will look and act like exactly what you see in the linked gifset. Hope this helped and if you’re still lost there are plenty of YouTube tutorials on how to get the PS2 emulator to work and how to apply cheats and stuff.

that is the most beautiful sound i have ever heard. well the sad thing is that i have never heard it. i am waiting for that perfect sound. yours may be different but that is mine.

my dreams


Black leads in “Phantom of the Opera”: 

  1. Robert Guillaume, Phantom in Los Angeles 1989-90. 
  2. Nicholas Nkuna, u/s Phantom + Passarino in South Africa 2011-12. 
  3. Norm Lewis, Phantom on Broadway, 2014-15. 
  4. Lana English, Christine in South Africa 2004. 
  5. Josie Benson, u/s Madame Giry in West End 2003-04. 
  6. Angela M. Caesar, Carlotta in the restaged UK tour 2012-13. 
  7. Katie McCreary, u/s Carlotta in the restaged US tour 2013-15. 
  8. Heather Hill, u/s Carlotta on Broadway 2012-15. 
  9. Patricia Phillips, Carlotta on Broadway 2003, 2006, 2008-09. 
  10. Danielle White, Carlotta in Las Vegas 2008 (u/s 2006-12). 
  11. Thabiso Masemene, Piangi in South Africa/World Tour 2011-15. 
  12. John Whitney, Piangi in the US tour 2001, 2004-10. 
  13. Marcus Desando, Piangi in South Africa/World Tour 2004-05. 

POC Phantoms and Christines. Cause representation matters.

  1. Robert Guillaume, Los Angeles 1989
  2. Caroline Schiller, Toronto 1989-90
  3. Kevin Gray, US Tour 1991-93
  4. Margaret Ann Gates, Toronto 1997
  5. Ali Ewoldt, Broadway 2016
  6. Lana English, Cape Town/Pretoria 2004
  7. Nicholas Nkuna, Cape Town/Johannesburg 2011-12
  8. Norm Lewis, Broadway 2014-15
  9. Ramin Karimloo, West End 2006-09, RAH 2011