the phantom of the opera 25th anniversary concert

Favourite films list!!


500 Days of Summer (2009)

• About Time (2013)

• The Art of Getting By (2011)

• The Last Song (2010)

• The Vow (2012)


• 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

• Girl, Interrupted (1999)

• Holes (2003)

• Hostage (2005)

• My Girl (1991)

 Pulp Fiction (1994)

• The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

The Mona Lisa Smile (2003)

• The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 

• The Secret Garden (1993)

• War Horse (2011)

•  Whiplash (2014)


 Amy (2015)

Big Eyes (2014)

Belle (2013)

• Captain Phillips (2013)

• One Chance (2013)

 Queen: Days of Our Lives (2011)

• Suffragette (2015)

• The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)

The Help (2011)

• The Imitation Game (2014)

• The King’s Speech (2010)

• The Theory of Everything (2014)


10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

• Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)

• Clueless (1995)

• Crybaby (1990)

• Mean Girls (2004)

• Sydney White (2007)

• The Breakfast Club (1985)

• Wildchild (2008) 


Legally Blonde (2001)

• Miss Congeniality (2000)

• Norbit (2007)

• Shallow Hal (2001)

 She’s the Man (2006)

• The Bucket List (2007)

 The Duff (2015)

• The Great Outdoors (1988)

• The Heat (2013)

• The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

 The Lady in the Van (2015)

• The Proposal (2009)

The School of Rock (2003)

The World’s End (2013) 

• We’re the Millers (2013)


Dante’s Peak (1997)

• John Wick (2014)

• Jumanji (1995)

• Jurassic Park 1 & 2

• Jurassic World (2015)

Kingsman (2014)

Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2

• The Jungle Book (1994)

• The Martian (2015)

• War of the Worlds (2005)


Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Bugsy Malone (1976)

• Chicago (2002)

• Fame (1980 and 2009)

Gigi (1958)

• Grease (1978)

• High School Musical (1, 2, 3)

 Moulin Rouge (2001)

• Nanny Mcphee (2005)

• Oklahoma (1955)

• Oliver! (1968)

Phantom of the Opera (2004)

 Porgy and Bess (1959)

 Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary (2010)


Anastasia (1997)

Hercules (1997)

• Ice Princess (2005)

• Inside Out (2015)

• Mulan (1998)

• Osmosis Jones (2001)

• Scooby Doo and the Cyber Chase (2001)

• Tangled (2010)

• The Land Before Time (1988)

• The Swan Princess (1994)


• A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

• Big Fish (2003)

• Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

• The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

• Voyage of the Unicorn (2001)

International Films

• Amélie (2001)

• Coco Before Chanel (2009)

Invictus (2009)

• Les Choristes (2004)

• Persepolis (2007)


Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess + Major Appearances

1. Til’ I Hear You Sing Music Video- 2010
2. Love Never Dies - 2010/2011
3. Phantom 25 at the Royal Albert Hall - 2011
4. Classic BRIT Awards - 2012
5. Phantom 25th Anniversary on Broadway - 2013
6. 4 Stars Concerts - 2013
7. Vlogger 24601 (Sierra’s 1st appearance) - 2014
8. Vlogger 24601 (Sierra’s 2nd appearance) - 2014
9. Going Bridal Episode 1 - 2015
10. The Secret Garden at the Lincoln Center - 2016

I couldn’t resist a photoset because they’re some of my favorite actors and I love duos that continue to work together. Maybe I’ll do some other Broadway duos soon. :)


Influences on the Restaged Tour -> 25th anniversary Concert

One of the more interesting things about the restaged tour is how it took inspiration from other major works or adaptations on ALW’s show. Here are some (but not all) possible ways the 25th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall may have influenced the restaged tour:

  1. Hannibal: The concert’s version lacked several major props, with one of the most notable being the elephant in Hannibal (likely due to difficulties with getting the objects onto the stage). Instead, Piangi merely kneels on the floor (and has a brief struggle with his “sword”). Similarly, the restaged tour did not have an elephant (though they have a cardboard prop of it peeking out), and Piangi undergoes a similar tug-of-war with his own sword.
  2. The red rose: Both the concert and the restaged tour feature Raoul giving Christine a red rose when he greets her in ‘Little Lotte’. The reason for this is likely because of a line in Love Never Dies, in which Christine claims that Raoul always gave her a red rose after her performance. The addition of it in the original is probably meant to make that connection to the sequel.
  3. Il Muto: As with Hannibal, the concert’s version of Il Muto lacked one of its largest props, the bed that Carlotta and Christine sit on during the show. The concert instead had the two sitting on what appears to be a fainting couch, and the restaged tour similarly copies that.
  4. The rooftop: In both the concert and the restaged tour, the rooftop scene has Christine collapsing to the floor in grief and terror, prompting Raoul to come over to her and beginning ‘All I Ask of You’.
  5. Strangling Christine: The concert’s version of the ‘Final Lair’ lacked the portcullis that would normally keep Raoul out, and so the blocking was changed so that the Phantom would strangle Christine, a threat to keep Raoul at bay. The restaged tour mimics this, even down to Christine falling to her knees as she struggles to breathe.

Hadley Fraser: a Timeline
1. 2001 - 2002 Les Miserables, Marius Pontmercy
2. 2005 The Far Pavilions, Ashton Pelham-Martyn
3. 2006 Doctor Who, Gareth
4. 2006 - 2007 The Pirate Queen, Tiernan
5. 2009 - 2010 The Fresh Beat Band, Reed
6. 2010 Les Miserables: 25th anniversary concert, Grantaire
7. 2011 The Phantom of the Opera: 25th anniversary concert, Raoul de Chagny
8. 2012 Les Miserables: 2012 Film, National Guardsman
9. 2013 - 2014 Coriolanus, Tullus Aufidius
10. 2014 - 2015 City of Angels, Stine


Sierra Boggess’ Wardrobe in the US & London: Requested by Anon

Part 2

US on the left, London on the right.

The US pictures are from her runs in Las Vegas and Broadway, the London pictures from the 25th Anniversary concert.

aham-threw-his-shot-away  asked:



This is the Man Himself ^^ 

He played Grantaire at the 25th Anniversary Concert of Les Mis

He was also in Phantom of the Opera, played Marius (and I think Javert) in Les Mis

and yah he’s rly great. 

This has been your Hadley Fraser Synposis. 

Here’s an extra gif if you’re an ExR fanatic:

Things Theatre Fans Say #5
  • You: What movie do you have?
  • Me: 25th Anniversary Performance of The Phantom of the Opera, 25th Anniversary Concert Performance of Les Miserables, Into the Woods Filmed Live on Stage, Love Never Dies Filmed Live on Stage, Rent Filmed Live on Broadway, Sweeney Todd starring Angela Lansbury Filmed Live...

tobidei-archive  asked:

hi, I just saw PotO for the first time this Tuesday.... and I've been obsessed since! so much so I want to see and read and experience it all, not just ALW versions, but I have no idea where to begin at all... ;__;

Hi there!

First of all: welcome to the Phandom, arguably the most phantastic (hon hon) fandom there is ^^

PotO-stuff! Now, where to start…?

Ok, you’ve watched ALW’s PoTO (yay!). If you haven’t seen it yet, I’d really recommend you watch the 25th anniversary concert from Royal Albert Hall too. It’s probably the most readily available professionally filmed version out there.


  • The most logical place to start would be Gaston Leroux’ The Phantom of the Opera (1910) - the book that started it all!

But please note: Leroux’ work is a mystery/detective/horror story and not a romance  - even if it does contain romantic elements. It’s written as a (faux) journalistic account of how Leroux untangled the mystery of the Opera Ghost some decades after the events took place. I’m giving you a heads up on this, because I know lots of people who’ve read the book after watching ALW’s musical and were rather confused since the two versions are so different. And I can’t blame them. Don’t get me wrong, I love the book even more than the musical, but they’re really quite different, even if the core of the story is the same.

There are many translations, but some of them really butcher the story (as in, crop about 100 pages and just ugh no). The best translation out there is probably David Coward’s 2012 edition.

  • Susan Kay’s Phantom (1990) explores the Phantom’s childhood and life before he came to the Opera, before retelling the main PotO storyarch with Christine, Raoul, the love triangle, and so on. Kay’s book is influenced by both Leroux and ALW. Some phans actually prefer this to Leroux’ book, while others avoid it like the plague.

Other cinematic/stage versions

  • The 1990 Yeston/Kopit miniseries is quite popular among phans (myself included!). At times it departs a lot from Leroux’ original story,  but it’s really enjoyable and is the only PotO-adaptation that was filmed in Paris’ opera Garnier.
  • The Yeston/Kopit Musical. Yes, there are actually two PotO musicals! The above mentioned miniseries was based on this musical, only they exchanged the singing for talking.
  • Love Never Dies is ALW’s musical sequel to Phantom of the Opera. Not particularly popular among phans, but I suppose it should be mentioned since it’s ALW.
  • The 1925 silent film starring Lon Chaney is hailed as one of the most Leroux-accurate adaptations (and if you like silent films and vintage horror you’ll love this). But they changed the ending to the worse. Far worse. Just. Why. WHyyy.

…and that’s just some of the many, many adaptations out there - but they’re a starting point I guess? I think these are the ones that are best know in the Phandom and the focal point of most phan discussions (but please, somebody, correct me if I’m wrong here! And please add your own favourites and input!)

Oh, and I’d really recommend that you follow fdelopera and operafantomet too! I mean, there so many awesome PotO-blogs - I can’t even begin to mention all of them, I follow more than 40 - but these are two of the high priestesses and supreme lore-holders of the tumblr phandom. (wow, did I just make this sound like a cult?)

Have fun phantoming! ^^


Katie Hall (Barbican, O2 Concert, & UK Tour)

With two parents who were deeply involved with the opera Hall grew up training under her parents. She first caught the audiences eye in the “I’d Do Anything” competition to find the next Nancy for a West End production of Oliver!. However she was eliminated before the finals.

 This however did not stop Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Macintosh from casting her as the “Hannibal Princess” in The Phantom of the Opera which meant she got to understudy the role of Christine Daae.

 Later she was offered the role of Cosette in the West End Production of Les Miserables. She was later offered the part in the 25th Anniversary “restaged” version of the show which she would be able to recreate the role herself with a new wig, costumes, and blocking.

 She not only did this on tour but also at the Barbican Theatre (where the original production of Les Miserables got it’s start), and the 25th Anniversary Concert at the O2 when Camilla Kerslake was unable to perform.

 Katie can be heard on the 25th Anniversary Recording of Les Miserables but sadly her part was cut from Tom Hoopers 2012 movie of the musical.

Here are some clips:

In My Life/A Heart Full of Love - UK Tour

Everyday - UK Tour

The Wedding - UK Tour

A Heart Full of Love - O2 Concert