The Phantom of the Opera Reviews
Written on January, 26th 2013
This musical is obviously excellent, it's the longest running show on broadway for a reason. Stunning sets, beautiful music, and SIERRA BOGGESS AND HUGH PANARO ARE PERFECT.
Written on March, 12th 2012
It has been a few years since I have seen The Phantom of the Opera, and particularly longer since seeting it on Broadway.
The first thing I noticed was the type of audience was not the sort of person that you often see at a Broadway show, the audience were full of tourists, who were ticking off the "see a Broadway show" on the must-do list, and bought tickets to the only show that they had heard of. This is the beauty of The Phantom, it attracts so many people who are not regular theatre goers and gives them that experience, and a desire to come back for more.
Hugh Panaro does not have the classic deep Phantom voice, his voice puts a different angle to the character of the Phantom, and slightly more like The Phantom is in Love Never Dies.
Overall, after a few years, it was like visiting an old friend and catching up, as beautiful as the first time, and the magic is still there
Written on December, 26th 2011
The Phantom of the Opera is a classic for everybody of all ages. Even for me, someone who despises classical opera, I really loved this from the moment I saw the show; it was life-changing. During the Overture, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I was freaked out when the chandelier crashed, and I cried in the final scene. This was the first time I saw it. The second time I saw it, the Overture was even more electrifying, I was more frightened during the Act 1 Finale, and I bawled like a baby in the last scene.
The Phantom of the Opera is a tale of seduction, romance, revenge and unrequited love. The acting was phenomenal. If you're a parent, don't fear, you can take the whole family with you. There is really no profanity, although some sensual movement. The operatic arias may bore them a little, but the title song's 80's drum-beat will surely give them a retro thrill. It also gives your a good opportunity to talk with your kids about judging by looks and accepting people for who they are.
Isn't this enough for you? The Phantom of the Opera is a spectacular classic that never gets old. Go out and get tickets already!
Written on August, 04th 2011
Have seen this production 6 times over the run of the show and I'm still left breathless and exhausted by the sheer emotional impact of the Phantom of the Opera. There is not one thing to complain about in this timeless classic. All aspects of the Broadway musical are showcased at the Majestic Theatre on a daily basis with this bittersweet beautiful love story. The entire cast is stellar and the orchestra transports you effortlessly to the Paris Opera House where you sit in box 5 (sic) and soak in the majesty of this stunning musical. Again, the Orchestra just blew everyone away with their performance,so much that a crowd of at least 100 or more people surrounded the pit as the audience exited the theatre, and saluted the orchestra with thunderous applause following the final strains of their performance. OUTSTANDING !!! I will make sure I see this at least one more time before its historical Broadway run comes to an end. And no, I'm not a 12 year old teen age girl or an investor or even a minor relative of anyone related to the show. I'm a 58 year old married man who just happens to immensely enjoy the Broadway musical in all its forms and conceptions who just happens to think Phantom is by far one of the best musicals ever.
Written on July, 02nd 2011
Absoultely amazing show, it is as good today as it was when we first saw it 22 years ago. Truley a classic of all times.
Written on July, 11th 2008
I went to see this show in April 2008 and I was completely mesmerized at this show. I was so happy that I got tickets for this show and had chills all through the show from the excitement. The singing was awesome, the sets awesomes as well (especially the Masquerade scene with the giant staircase). I was also excited when the chandelier fell and stop just above the audience's heads. I recommend this awesome show to anyone, although younger children will probably be a little bored.
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