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Elements I really liked in the restaged tour 3/???:

 Instead of Christine just gazing off into the audience and Meg looking at her like “Girl you crazy…” Christine and Meg do an adorable spin. I actually really like the blocking for this entire scene! I love how Christine comes into a full room of ballerinas who all start chattering and going along on their business. It shows the busyness of the opera! They are dressing, warming up, drinking. It really adds to the texture of the show I feel! 

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GlassPrism’s Favorite WTF Moments

  1. Jun “I’ve been struck by lightning” Sawaki
  2. Hugh “get these mosquitoes out of my lair” Panaro
  3. Uwe “go back to Elisabeth” Kroger
  4. Katie “having an orgasm” Knight Adams
  5. Anthony “bawling like a baby” Warlow
  6. Cooper “Imma flop onto the ground here” Grodin

Disclaimer: Besides serving as funny and/or cautionary tales, these do not reflect on my overall opinion of them as actors. Okay, some of them do, but others are my favorites. Nor do these reflect on the opinions of anybody who happens to like these actors.

anonymous asked:

how is the restaged tour different?

Oh Lordy Lordy

This is a hugeeeee question, one that I am so unprepared for

But I’ll give you a very brief overview!

- the set and props are new and quite different from the original staging. My favorite is the phantoms lair and the journey down to his home is awesome to see

- the costumes / wigs as well, for example the phantom has a cute little messy wig he wears now

- I think some of the lyrics are different? Wondering child I’m pretty sure at least uses an older version

- the stage choreography varies from the original, for example Christine smacks Raoul at one point and it’s great. In addition, in the graveyard Raoul just sucker punches the phantom it’s amazing

- the chandelier is awesome and shoots out these little gel shards that look like glass

- it connects to LND here and there which I don’t mind because why wouldn’t you connect the sequel to the prequel

Uhhhh I’m drawing a blank. Feel free to chime in fellow fans !

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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)

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“…I snatched away my hand and gave a cry. What I had touched was cold and, at the same time, bony; and I remembered that his hands smelt of death…”

“I tell you I kissed her just like that, on her forehead… and she did not draw back her forehead from my lips! …I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears…and she did not run away!…And she did not die!… She remained alive, weeping over me, with me.“

Derrick Davis and Kaitlyn Davis, restaged US Tour

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Derrick Davis sings The Music Of The Night

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Final Lair - Derrick Davis, Kaitlyn Davis, Jordan Craig

Derrick Davis, Kaitlyn Davis (no relation), and Jordan Craig perform the ‘Final Lair’ from the restaged tour production of The Phantom of the Opera. 2016. Derrick Davis is the second African-American Phantom to appear in one of the national tours and only the third African-American Phantom in the US.