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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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Phantom Opera Musical Cast in Different Stagings and Film

phantom of the opera musical vs book

A case study regarding “The Phantom of the Opera: Musical vs Book” in unavoidable. Some hit musicals are based on classic best sellers like this. Usually it starts as a play adapted from the book which in turn gets adapted into a musical. In this case though, the version that used less music was the […]

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The Phantom of the Opera - The Official YouTube Channel

The Phantom of the Opera – The Official YouTube Channel

For folks like me constantly scouring the internet for teasers, trailers and interviews about musicals, the best shortcut is often YouTube. The next thing you realize, you find a channel with that checkmark signifying that the channel you stumbled upon is a verified account of “The Phantom of the Opera” It has most of the […]

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The Phantom of the Opera: What Was the Monkey Music Box For?

The Phantom of the Opera: What Was the Monkey Music Box For?

Watching “The Phantom of the Opera” gets you thinking what does the monkey music box have to do with the story. It would take awhile at the beginning of the story for you to realize who he is, now in old age. A music box with a monkey sitting on top of it, it produces […]

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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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