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.
this scene breaks my heart. christine, after all, did unmask him so perhaps she wanted to see what was underneath. she just couldn’t handle it. erik, scared and hesitant, decided to put the hand that was covering his face down to see if she could ever accept him. if she could maybe get used to his deformities, and if fear can actually turn to love. but she turns around, quite immediately and completely disgusted. so erik covers his face once again, his heart breaking, embarrassed that he even tried.
Some thank you fanart for @thedrawingduke, creator Fantomstein, who I was happy to meet at Wonder Con! Thank you for the great stickers (they’re on the back of my phone!) Please go read her comic! It’s wonderful!
I did an AU where Christine dances a very grumpy Cupid in Don Quixote, because 1 I think she’d look adorable in the costume, and 2 I did a quick google and I think the timing of the ballet’s creation just about lines up with the comic’s setting.
“Poor, unhappy Erik! Shall we pity him? Shall we curse him? He asked only to be 'some one,' like everybody else. But he was too ugly! And he had to hide his genius or use it to play tricks with, when, with an ordinary face, he would have been one of the most distinguished of mankind! He had a heart that could have held the entire empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar. Ah, yes, we must need pity the Opera ghost...” - Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera.