andrewlloydwebber  asked:

I talked to Marta Hadžimanov and she says she was born in 2000. I think that makes her the first Phantom performer to be born in the 21st century, is that right?

I am sure that somewhere there is a ballet giry or cast member who might be born in 2000. But I would say Marta Hadžimanov by all accounts is the first lead to be born in the 21st century!

I’m so sick of this stigma that theatre geeks’ favorite musicals can’t be High School Musical or Les Mis or Wicked or Phantom or Hamilton or any other popular musicals. Like. There is a reason it is popular, and that’s because it’s good.

  • what she says: i'm fine
  • what she means: why do people perceive christine daae as weak? between her attempts at defying the phantom, her willingness to sacrifice her own happiness for the man she loves, and her ability to be genuinely empathetic and compassionate towards erik while still not putting up with his bullshit makes her arguably the most emotionally strong person in the show. furthermore, while she is naive and overly-trusting of erik at the start, people forget that up until that point, he's given her no reason to be wary of him (that she knows), and her character arc is her maturing enough as a person to be able to remove herself from the toxic relationship she and erik are in, and be able to move on with her life. christine is kind, compassionate, and far braver than most viewers give her credit for and