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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

Number of reviews: 300



3.5 star rating Connie from Lancaster, PA


I have seen Phantom of the Opera before and loved it. I was disappointed in this one. The guy that played Raoul did not have the voice for the part. I would like to hope he was sick! His name is Ryan Silverman. I would try to go again if he was not in the show. The rest of the show was fantastic and Hugh Panaro as the Phantom.... Wow what a voice! He is worth going to hear! Oh and a great restaurant is The Brazil Grill. Their sizzling steak is a must!

3.5 star rating Claudia from Cincinnati, Ohio


I saw the show in Columbus, OH and it was great. Grodin is a superb Phantom, and the rest of the cast was excellent. When they came to Cincinnati (my town), I went to see it again. The performance was good - but lots of parts were sung rather fast, almost like they had better places to be. It left much to be desired. I still loved the show overall. So I took my mom for Mother's day sat. eve. She hadn't seen it since Michael Crawford played the Phantom. When we arrived, the understudy took over for the Phantom for the last week it was in town. A bit disappointing, I had talked up Grodin to her, and now felt a little stupid. BUT - When Snyder went to sing his first lines as the Phantom - nothing came out. His mic was dead!! You couldn't hear him again til they went downstairs, and when he tells Christine to "SING" he just walked off stage. Probably to fix the mic before MOTN. Smart move. But his performance was affected. After Int. he was amazing! But sound problems continued. :(

3.5 star rating William T. 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.

3.0 star rating Ali M from Manchester, UK


I saw The Phantom Of The Opera on April 7th and the show in itself was the most amazing thing I've ever seen, but where were the voices??? As a 17 year old I should have very little trouble hearing the performance from the front mezzanine but somehow it was mostly inaudible. The audible parts where however amazing, and as for Raoul (the actors name escapes me) 10/10!!! He was truly excellent. Unfortunately Howard Mcgillin was not on that night but alas, I would like to see it again!

3.0 star rating Nikkita from usa



3.0 star rating Anonymous from Chicago, Il


The 2 main characters were really great - wonderful acting & voices, but whenever the rest of the cast sang together, you couldn't understand a word of it - just musical noise. Very disappointing.

3.0 star rating Samantha from Leesburg, FL USA


Having seen Phantom on tour in both Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale I was so excited to finally see it on has been a dream of mine. The performance was good--but upon leaving the theatre I was very disappointed--it literally ruined the show. Rude staff basically kicked us out while the orchestra played at the the tune of staff literally yelling "turn off your cameras" repeatedly (this could have been handled with much more class)--I stayed and listened to both touring orchestras--something that I thoroughly enjoy and looked forward to this time--with the cast out & about speaking to patrons. I expected a more professional and refined experience from New York. It really was a disappointment. The touring group in both cases was so much more professional. I am still amazed...saw it on Friday--8/14/09. I am from a small town in Central FL...I don't have super high expectations, but this was a major let down.

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