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The Musical: Old School Phantom or new Mackintosh-inspired?

Old school all the way! Bring back the original! 0.38479001135074 38.5% [ 339 ]
I'm indifferent 0.20544835414302 20.5% [ 181 ]
I like the new sets/costumes/staging/whatever. It's good. 0.086265607264472 8.6% [ 76 ]
I like the movie. 0.14642451759364 14.6% [ 129 ]
I haven't seen either one so I don't have an opinion. 0.17707150964813 17.7% [ 156 ]
Total Votes:[ 881 ]
Bleeding Art's avatar

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And something else for the Christmas spirit, Michael Crawford and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra with "O Holy Night."

Here we go.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks "oh my god Erik singing Christmas music."
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I hope that Webber does is LND movie. It will help him get it out of his system, get us the cheapest access, probably best version of it that can be made for those who like it, or are curious about it, and then we can move on from it.

And it'll probably make a small bump in ticket sales for the Broadway show which is always good if they want it to continue for years to come!

And if we don't like it, as we're likely not to, we can ignore it!

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But yeah. I think the show has gotten a little, stale. It just needs an exciting new boost of energy, like what came around the 25th anniversary. Just a renewal of cast and crew fun.
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Uh guys? He did make a movie about that: It really needs to die now


And yes. I think it needs a new cast change, but don't put all those limey little element with nods to something the vast majority of the people you're selling to don't like.
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Aww, even Erik can get into the Holiday spirit.

*Mental image of Erik decorating the entire Opera house all festive.*

Welp...
I'm sure somewhere there's a cheese-y cartoon of Erik hovering mistletoe above Christine's head on the internet.
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Silvy: Huh. Didn't know that existed. I'm surprised I haven't heard of it sooner.

Angels: You should see some of the doodles I see with the Tumblr phandom. There was one that was going off of Kay's scene where Erik wanted two kisses as a gift. Christine gives him a kiss and says that's one, and the other's for later. Then there's a whole theme going around of the two bundled in a giant scarf they share.
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It's just a recording of the Australian stage production of Love Never Dies.

And I can't find specifically a Christmas image of Erik hanging mistletoe above Christine's head... I must draw one!
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They showed that in theaters same time as the 25th anniversary.

Art: You're not missing anything. I only watched it because I told someone I would see it with an open mind. One of the worst decisions I've ever made (though going to see the new tour comes in a close second).


If I was a better artist I would make one. Good luck with that Toast!
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Like I said I'm surprised I'd never heard of it. The most I heard was a rumor he'd recorded a performance. I guess that's it.

Speaking of Webber, he has a new musical slated for the Fall. School of Rock: The Musical.

I'm not sure what to think about this. I liked the movie well enough, but does he need to get in on this "every movie needs a Broadway musical counterpart too" fad?
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I've heard that School of Rock rumor. Sheesh - can he just stop? He already tried slapping his name on Rodgers and Hammerstein's stuff. *miffed*


On a plus note - playing the music from the Alonoso (I'm going to butcher this spelling, no matter what I do) is one of my favorite things. It's so different and doesn't stick to the melody like other versions. It gives the full background track. I haven't found anyone to show it too yet, to see if I can get people interested in putting it on. Bit more difficult than I originally thought.
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Christmas phanart? Sure why not! emotion_awesome what do you mean there are other phanartists besides muirin007 i don't know what you're talking about
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Dora - (^)^ SQUEEE!!! Just showed my mom the first one. smile Phan humor is the best!!


Also SPAMMER!!!!




Random question: Where did they put all the phantastic things from the good ole' tour before screwing it up? Anyone know where they store stuff like that? My mom and I were discussing the tour and phantom in general and she asked me where it could be - told her I'd ask all my phriends.

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