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phantom of the opera musical vs. Movie

phantom of the opera musical vs. Movie

“Phantom of the Opera” musical vs movie adaptation is an interesting focal point of discussion. We just need to acknowledge some differences, both nuanced and glaring, that are evident in either version. The challenge that we see though is picking which version of the musical to compare to the movie. I will go with the […]

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The Phantom of the Opera: Movie Review

The Phantom of the Opera: What Joel Schumacher Did

As they say in movies, for every “Chicago” that earns the accolades upon crossing over to film, you get a “Nine” that earn universal scorn. Could this be acceptable reason enough to shoot these Hollywood versions with pre-recorded performances? Several issues rise to the surface the moment Joel Schumacher’s take on directing the Hollywood version […]

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Phantom Opera Musical Cast in Different Stagings and Film

The Phantom of the Opera, The Musical: Cast and Characters in Different Stagings and Film

Original London Cast The Phantom of the Opera Michael Crawford Christine Daae Sarah Brightman Christine Daae (alternate) N/A Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny Steve Barton Carlotta Giudicelli Rosemary Ashe Madame Giry Mary Millar Meg Giry Janet Devenish Monsieur Richard Firmin John Savident Monsieur Giles Andre David Firth Ubaldo Piangi John Aron Monsieur Reyer Paul Alden Griffith Auctioneer Barry Clark Porter David DeVan Monsieur Lefevre David Jackson Joseph Buquet Janos Kurucz Don Atillio/Passarino James Patterson Slave Master (In “Hannibal”) Peter Bishop Slave Master (In “Hannibal”) Stagehand Justin Church Policeman Mostyn Evans Page (In “Don Juan Triumphant”) Janet Howd Wardrobe Mistress Peggy Ann Jones Princess (In “Hannibal”) Maria Kesselman Madame Firmin Patricia Richards Innkeeper’s Wife (In “Don Juan Triumphant”) Jill Washington The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire Sally Ashfield The Ballet Chorus of the Opera Populaire Lynne Jezzard […]

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