I’m always a bit upset when I see the 25th Anniversary film and they don’t have Ramin’s original “Stranger Than You Dreamt It.” So because of that, and in honor of Broadway Phantom’s 27th Birthday, here it is.
I'm listening to the PotO 25th anniversary recording
And I forgot how much Erik gives me secondhand embarrassment.
Here is a guy who built palaces and torture chambers and basically smooth-talked and murdered his way across the Western Hemisphere but when it comes to seducing a woman he’s like, “Mirror. A mirror works. She shan’t see me when I court her that way; perfectly normal male courting behavior.”
Can you imagine how he would have short-circuited if Christine straight up asked him what the deal was?
“Look, by now, I know you’re not a ghost. You’re some dude hanging out in my dressing room.”
“I know you’re still in there. I can hear you hyperventilating.”
“…..No, you can’t.”
“You’re fogging up both sides of the mirror.”
“…….That is ghost air.”
“Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t call the cops right now.”