I’m sorry I just can’t get over how hilarious these expressions are. XD
This was so cool, I’ll admit. I mean the Phantom’s just creepin’, but it really adds the tension to the scene. Much better than Raoul leaving and the Phantom just entering the room through a door, imo. And when they kiss and he’s just glaring - very suspenseful!
Man, ‘Phantom must’ve just rigged the damn house with two-way mirrors.
Raoul’s Why Does She Love Me was awesome; I loved it! Filled with emotion, absolutely filled. c’:
Now its at Devil Take the Hindmost, which is pretty cool, but I wish they’d like… circle around each other or something. They’re just sorta… standing there…
Ok, Ben’s final note of ‘All shall be HIIIS!”
That was very good. Very, very good.
Well done, sir.
I may not love Ben’s singing, but I like what he did with changing the intonation during the verses of ‘The Beauty Underneath.’ Gustave for that matter too, since he did the same thing during his parts.
I dunno, ‘just me.
I really like how he threatened to make Gustave go missing if she didn’t sing; thats the kind of crazy Phantom I was waiting for. And then she reads the aria and there’s this swell of music; unfortunately he’s already gone. I dunno, I just liked how that played out.
Hey, Dear Old Friend time!
Gustave: “Mother I had this horrible dream of someone strange and mad! Seizing me and tormenting me!”
Christine: “Gustave, its alright…”
Phantom: “WAIT CHRISTINE WHAT THE HELL?!”
Its nice to see that Madame and Meg Giry are singing about their past with Christine almost longingly; I hope this makes Dear Old Friends more heartfelt! c’:
Only for You was really awesome; costumes and the set was great. I don’t remember it being so involved in the London production.
OhGod the Final Lair. I’m not even gonna say much on this one because I pretty much just end up blubbering like an emotional idiot.
So, I’ll just say its lovely and heart-wrenching.
Also angry!Raoul, jesusmary. XD
I guess that pretty much ends the liveblog; I enjoyed watching this twice in one day. <3
Its still my favorite rendition of Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (minus the staging though, as it was simply the video background. But singing-wise, definitely my favorite).
Also the way in which they re-edited Wandering Child, especially when the Phantom throws forth the fireballs, is EXCELLENT.