airlinelover
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Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sat Oct 18, 2003 12:31 pm

I'm trying to find dates and locations where the Phantom of the Opera will be preforming in 2004, as I want to take a trip and go see it.. It doesn't hit Detroit much anymore, and they've stopped it at the Phantages in Toronto, so I'm kinda outta luck locally..

Anyone have any ideas on this????

Thanks!!

Chris
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QANTASforever
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:00 pm

At the moment *professional* productions are only showing in the US, UK, Spain, Denmark, Hungary and Germany - none in Canada.

In the US it's showing in Broadway at the Majestic Theatre and will eventually tour San Francisco at the Orpheum Theatre, in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre.

The whole US national tour shedule is here: http://www.tickco.com/order/theatre/Phantom.htm

Hope you got the info you wanted. Great show.

Signed - a "phan".
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:04 pm

P.S:

If you find you can't make it to the show - you can always wait for the film version coming out late next year.

:D

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:37 pm

My dear friend Javert !!!!!
Long time no see you. Great you're back.
Your #1 fan !

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By the way... if any of you, theatre lovers, visit Mexico, don't forget to go see Les Miserables. Excellent play !

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:32 am

QFF, that is great  Smile Thanks for the link, it has exactly what I was looking for..

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 5:52 am

I think the one in Denmark is a temporary one, with only 1 or 2 shows being scheduled.

My favourite musical, however, has always been "Atlantis", which was written by a team of Danish theater lovers/producers/singers. It's never been set up anywhere but here, but while it ran, it ran for a couple of years with nearly every show being sold out. I still have the soundtrack somewhere.
 
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 7:29 am

Phantom of the opera ??? Jesus H Christ .... That was the longest batch of howling I've ever been drug to. I sure don't see what all the hype is about. When my wife dragged my but to it I had a open mind, but when I left my ears where ringing with the howling for a week. yeacchh. Save your money.
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 9:12 am

Dc10guy: When my wife dragged my but to it I had a open mind

If your wife "dragged" you, you obviously didn't have an open mind.

Phantom to me - is astoundingly beautiful. Through the use of various theatrical techniques it's able to make a poignant comment on the perception of beauty in society. It relates to broken dreams, lust, fear - all elements of the human psyche. The Phantom is the universal victim and the universal enemy. He fights and kills for something greater - and at the end of it all to still feel pity for this man is the real genius of the whole story.

There is a little of the Phantom in all of us - a lust for beauty and happiness in an ugly, dark world.

To see beauty in the obscure is the indellible message of Phantom. I'm sorry you missed that Dc10guy.

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:18 am

QFF ... Snap out of it dude the "Phantom of the opera" is 4 hours of howling ... Yes, howling like dogs. Dogs howling in pain to be more exact. After me and the wife left she even admitted that it was too long and boring.
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:50 am

Dc10guy - It only goes for 2 1/4 hours actually.

Oh well - you're entitled to dislike it, but you're missing out.

Some assorted facts:
* The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical premiered in London on Oct. 9, 1986.
* It has withstood more than 48,000 performances in 15 countries and 91 cities.
* It has won Olivier and Evening Standard Awards in Britain and seven Tony Awards in the United States.
* Worldwide box office sales top $3 billion, making it more popular than E.T., Jurassic Park, Star Wars and Titanic.
* Cities where The Phantom plays see notable boosts to their local economies.
* When the show played in Denver, parking revenues at the Denver Center alone topped $380,000. The overall economic impact in Denver was estimated to be $25 million.
* To date - an estimated 70 million people worldwide have seen the show.

Looking at those figures, it couldn't be that bad Dc10guy
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 12:19 pm

2 & 1/4 hours ??? It seemed like 6 hours to me ... QFF I'm really not into those kind of opera performances. It seemed like a very well run show, with a very talented cast. I guess I'll stick to the "monster truck" and "motorcross" shows... Cheers DC10guy
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:16 pm

Its not really an opera. There is very little "operatic" singing. That said I just love it and have seen it several times. Will be interesting to see the film version when it is eventually released.
 
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Mon Oct 20, 2003 5:00 am

There are several movie versions of the Phantom of the Opera. As V_Jet mentioned is not really an Opera play, it is a musical that lets fine voices, music and singing blend in one of the most beautiful pieces of art ever.

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:20 am

Yeah, it's not an opera per se, but rather it's a musical. And a good one at that. The problem with Phantom of the Opera is it has become so overly popular, the theatre elites LOVE to hate it. I've seen quite a few musicals, and I find the music, acting, and the set to be quite astounding. I've seen it 4 times. Once in NY, San Francisco, London, and Dallas. Honestly, I thought the performance in Dallas was the best. London I thought was the worst.

Dc10? Howling? Hardly! Andrew Lloyd Webber is known for his phenomenal musical scores.

If you liked Phantom, go see Les Miserables. It's longer, but it's a great musical as well. Some other great ones I've had the pleasure of seeing are Miss Saigon, Rent, Aida, Chicago, 42nd Street, The Mikato (an Opera), Madame Butterfly (Opera), Tosca (Opera), and Cabaret. All of them incredible in their own right. But then again, I love classical music, operas, and musicals.

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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:20 am

DC10Guy, I did not ask if you liked it.. In fact, I could care less.. I really did not want to see it, but I CHOSE to go with an open mind, and I really liked it.. so if you want to spoil the thread, leave.. Anyway..

The Phantom is THE best performance I have ever seen, tho I have not seen many yet.. but I want to take her, and I thank you all for your responses  Smile


Thanks!!

Chris
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:48 am

Spoil the thread ??? I'm sorry Chris. I hope I didn't make you cry too ....
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RE: Trying To Find The Phantom Of The Opera..

Mon Oct 20, 2003 11:29 am

Fly727 - aside from the original Lon Chaney silent film - none of the others really deserve a mention.

This new one - to star Emmy Rossum, broadway star Patrick Wilson, Minnie Driver as the diva Carlotta and Miranda Richardson as the brooding Mme Giry alongside Gerard Butler (Tomb Raider 2 guy) as the Phantom should be good. Although I did want either Baz Luhrman or Tim Burton to direct.

Ual747 - top notch musicals those. I must add "Sunset Boulevard", "Chicago" and "Evita" to the lists though.

Actually auditioned for the show in 96- but lost out because I was too young  Sad



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