Phantom of the Opera Restaged National Tour Review
Here it is folks, my complete review of the “new” re-staged US national tour. Below the cut you’re going to find a scene-by-scene review as well as overall impressions, observations, and opinions regarding this new staging. My old school phan cohort, @inkedalchemy attended this performance with me and we were honestly trying to stay as open minded and neutral as possible regarding a new look to the classic show. In general, there were things that we liked, and could see worked into the original production. We also saw things we did not care for at all. But despite that, we’ve compiled a thorough review for you all to read and consider.
But before I get started, I will emphasize the fact that this is NOT a game of “WTF do you know,” nor do I wish to start another internet flame fest between those who prefer the new tour and those who prefer the original production. Let’s all be adults, let’s all be civil, let’s all respect each others’ opinions. Those who felt I was unfairly judging the new tour before told me I could not have an opinion on it without seeing it in person…well, I went and paid money and did that. While there were aspects I enjoyed, my overall impression of the production did not change.