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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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"With the distance of more than a decade - and a couple hundred new musicals - since my last visit, I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show's gothic theatricality."

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

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1743 of 3446 people found the following review helpful:
Very disappointed,
Sep 08, 2014
reviewer: from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Love the original but this one makes a mockery of the work. The voices were just noise...could not understand a word.
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1979 of 3851 people found the following review helpful:
Thrilling Production!,
Aug 17, 2014
reviewer: from Dallas, Texas
I took my 87 year old mother to see this show (my second time, her first time) and we were both thrilled! A wonderful production. My mother was awe-struck and we both promised to see it again when it comes back in 2016.
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1772 of 3494 people found the following review helpful:
Hit & Miss,
Aug 14, 2014
reviewer: from Dallas, Texas
I've only seen one other production of this show, many years ago, & all I recall was that it was a bit of an anti-climax. I admit to having been spoiled by the original cast recording, and Michael Crawford 's Phantom is a hard act to follow. This was a decent enough production, but there were some changes that I didn't care for. The "Masquerade" sequence had no grand staircase, no exotic masqueraders and the Phantom's "Red Death" was not represented in the traditional way. Cooper Grodin's Phantom left me somewhat cold. He was trying too hard to be dark & menacing, & was lacking as a "sympathetic" Phantom, which is essential to the character. Some of his gestures were reminiscent of John Barrymore, amusingly enough. The singing from most of the principals sounded too "American"...Too many harsh "R's" and such. There were subtle-but-noticeable changes in libretto & stage direction which were disappointing to anyone who knows the show well. Overall, very good, but not great.
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1780 of 3510 people found the following review helpful:
Disappointed ,
Aug 13, 2014
reviewer: from Dallas, Texas
Have seen Phantom every time it came to Dallas. Saw Crawford in LA. Seen Phantom all over the US.I HATED THIS PRODUCTION!. Has the director never seen Phantom? Do the actors not know the words? We do damnit and we know each inflection on every word. They hit 25% of them correctly. NO EMOTION! For God's sake this is a love story. NO boat on the lake , no rising chandeliers. They were 5 feet apart when Phantom says, "turn your head away..". He wasn't close to her the entire time. If you want to see Vinnie Barbarino play Phantom in high school, this is the play for you. There are so many key things changed or removed from this play, it's not worth going to see if you have ANY memories of a real Phantom performance. The orchestra was superb. Missed only one trumpet note. The sound quality was worse than a high school musical. Phantom's opening number in his lair is pathetic. If I came home and found my wife in bed with another man, I'd still be less pissed than I am now.
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49 of 65 people found the following review helpful:
A wall of noise,
Aug 11, 2014
reviewer: from Dallas, Texas
Went to see this show on August 7th at the Winspear. Sat in the second row of the Grand Tier. Sound was horrible. Couldn't make out what was being said or sung and neither could anyone else. Just a wall of noise coming to us in the cheap???? seats. The only people who knew what was going on were those who had seen the play before or the movie.
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