the brightmans

Stream Success

Phantastic stream last night! Thanks to all who showed up:  

@glassprism @i-want-to-daae @insolent-boi @space–phantom @operaofthephantom @chcocodomo @inbetweeness @angle-of-music @erik-what-the-fuck

(We had a bunch more turnout but its hard to keep track of who was who. LEt me know if I missed you!)

A few lovely gems from the stream:

-full offense why does Cats exist

-He reminds of an acorn placed on top of a suited stick

-OMG A FREDDIE MERCURY IMPERSONATOR

-My sexuality is that puppet

-Hidden from the streets, a freak in the sheets

-WOW IM SO GOOD IM THE CREATOR OF MAJOR 9TH. PRAISE ME PRAISE ME.

-I came in like a CHANDELIER

-Mullet BOI strikes again

-FGFDSGFDHS DH (a few of us once Crawford appeared)

-MY DUDE <3 

-YOU WERE CHEATING ON ME WITH MICHAEL CRAWFORD!

-BAAAAAAAAABY IM YOUR MAAAAAAAAN (Meg)

-the excitement to play the character that gets murdered

-I think the erection quote is coming

-”You want some of this?” *hanging over portcullis*

-THE RED SWEATER STALKS ABROAD

-ALW the real prima donna

-that violin solo is my kink

-LET IT BE KNOWN THAT RATS WERE PLANNED IN THE MUSICAL

-Michael was possessed

sexual orientation: a middle aged woman leaning over a desk

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My Favorite Musicals In No Particular Order: 1/?

Repo! The Genetic Opera - 2008

  • “Goth Opera, Blood Saga, Sometimes I Wonder How We Ever Got Here. Old Grudges, Scorned Lovers, Sometimes I Wonder Why We All Don’t Move On!”
Christine, I Love You (Raoul and Phantom Comparison)
Hadley Fraser and Ramin Karimloo
Christine, I Love You (Raoul and Phantom Comparison)

I love the difference between Hadley and Ramin’s interpretation of these simple lyrics. Each performance is so dynamic in its own way.

Raoul sounds like he’s saying the words for the first time. Realizing that saying them allows joy and happiness to flow from him. His words are sincere, but as he’s saying them for the first time, they sound sudden. As if he had been waiting for the moment to say them all his life. Raoul’s love brings freedom. A future. And vulnerability.

Phantom interprets the words differently. As much as he wants the lyrics to liberate him from his mental prison, the words enslave him more. He knows at this point he’s lost her. She’s gone and he’s left with 4 simple words. Words that remind him how much he’s had to let go. Nevertheless, his words are just as sincere as Raoul. The difference is that Phantom has imagined how the words will sound over and over in his head. He’s practiced it until he’s perfected the art of expressing his love - a love he was never shown. A love he’s had to learn because of Christine. 

I applaud both actors for taking 4 words and turning them into a love story that will never be matched. I could go on and on about this as these are my favorite lyrics from the musical. I love how something so simple can be analyzed so deeply. I love how something so ordinary can become so profound through music.

This is why I love Phantom of the Opera.

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Colton Ryan (Evan Hansen standby) working some magic
Bless

Andrew Lloyd Webber: I’m going to write a musical about an ugly fuck composer who is in love with a woman who is too young for him, and how this composer writes a musical that would thrust this young woman into stardom and it humanises this man a lot but it focuses on romantic love

Sarah Brightman: divorces Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Okay so Love Never Dies is about a composer who totally fucked his romantic interest and is totally successful and has a great business and also the girl dies in some version

raise your hand if you are a victim of middle aged women’s charms

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you didn’t have to do that! you already have permission.
i– yeah, no, i didn’t have to, uh…i just wanted to.