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Average customer review: (4.2 Stars)
Number of reviews: 298
Sue Johnson from Los Angeles, California
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE PANTAGES JUNE 2019
This was a disappointment. The singing, acting and orchestra all amazing, the set and production a cheap rendition of what use to be an amazing show. I would never pay 165.00 + for tickets to see this. Nothing like the original set. I hope they return to the old set and production. Simple back drops for what use to be wonderful set designs to create the scene so you could become complete absorbed into the story, It was like watching a rehearsal. Thumbs down. Cheap set and stage (but talented actors and beautiful voices).
Mr. Lan Romance from Chicago, Illinois
CHEAP CHICAGO RUN VERSION OF "PHANTOM" WHY CHEAP?
DISAPPOINTING Saw this 'new improved' version on it's second day, a matinee. Disappointing production. (CHEAP) For some reason, the entire stage wasn't used, it seemed to be 'shrunk' by about 1/3. You could see both the characters as well as those moving the sets come and go from the stage on each side. Premier Scene of the staircase in the Mascarade scene is not included. The chandelier does not moveon stage/drop.... to the costumes were not special,CHEAP to me the sets were underwhelming. and CHEAP I've seen the Phantom 5-6 times in Chicago and at Venetian in Vegas and the venues were full stage It must be a Chicago CHEAP thing. This honestly seemed more like a high school production than a Broadway show. At $100 for a matinee, I do not recommend this particular production. 2019 traveling tour was horrific. The stage and costumes were very dark and reminded me of a dinner play house. I was shocked during “Masquerade “.NO STAIRCASE OR COSTUMES By far the worse production of phantom that I have ever seen. DID i SAY chicago WAS CHEAP? CHEAP!
from Chicago, Illinois
Overall, if you haven't seen the phantom before, this version was ok. Here is what was wrong. No Staircase in Masquerade. Bummer! No chandelier drop in the beginning. No jump from the scaffolding. The catacombs were not very expansive. The songs and production seemed rushed. What was the hurry? Christine's friend and the guy that gets hanged had almost no parts. The Point of no return was NOT sung in the lair at the end. Really disappointing. The Phantom's disappearance was the weakest I've seen in 30 years. The voices were good, the acting was ok. It just felt wrong. The singing voices could have been louder. I did enjoy it. After all, it's the Phantom of the opera! The room was cold!
S.L. from Toronto, Ontario
IF YOU SAW THE ORIGINAL, KEEP YOUR MEMORIES
I have never seen the original production and have been waiting over a decade to see this. I adore the music. I was heartbroken by the "new" production of the Phantom of the Opera. It was underwhelming, quiet/soft, hard to hear (multiple actors singing), hard to follow, and missing all the bone-chilling notes, emotion and magic I was expecting or remembered about this iconic musical. The orchestra sounded great and set design was done well, but lacked any grandeur as the stage was too small, and there were hardly any special effects which is what I assume really makes the Phantom come to life on stage. In general, it was "just OK" - the production lacked any "wow" factor and I feel robbed of the chilling, mystical and magical experience and music that would fill your body, that I was expecting or hoping for. I really wish I could see the original production now. Save your money on this "new" production and just watch the movie and turn up the volume!
Mari golt from sacramento, Ca.
PHANTOM DISAPPOINTMENT AT THE MAJESTIC
performance was MONDAY, 2/5 AT 8:00 This was our 3rd time seeing TPOTO but 1st in NYC. Very disappointed in the actors who played the phantom and Christine"s boyfriend. The phantom sang off key....often at the beginning of a song it was very difficult to hear him. He didn't caress Christine during the seductive scenes. Rouelle was simply clumsy on stage and was not convincing at all. He often appeared confused, not knowing quite how to position himself on the stage. There was no natural chemistry between he and Christine and this came across during the performance. Sorry.....we just didn't feel this was worth the money.
Don and Dawn C from Appleton, Wisconsin
A HUGE LETDOWN FROM PREVIOUS SHOWS WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST
My wife and I have seen Phantom 8 times in the past. At intermission we stood up and looked at each other with the gaze of what has just happened. Songs shortened, lyrics changed, at times humor and playful nature of the actors minimized. Huge changes in the set and outright leaving parts out that made the original show so magicial. The chandilier rising from the stage, the boat ride and song as they went to his lair, the stair case and costumes in Masquerade. Christine putting the ring on a table instead of giving the right back to the Phantom directly. The singing and acting was at least 2 steps below anything we had seen in the past shows. We waited all year for this show, and to be let down so badly, I wish we could get a refund and see a different show. For those that have never seen Phantom of the Opera, they probably enjoyed this very much. But if you have seen the old version of this show, skip this one and do not let your fond memories be tainted.
Anonymous from Anytown, AT 55555
This show was weird. It was seriously depressing and boring. I didn't get the story at all! Some creepy guy that has a secret lair in an opera house falls in love with a soprano and becomes jealous of the guy she loves and tries to kill him while throughout the whole show sings boring operatic songs that are too overdone. Did I miss anything? This is what you're getting when you see this show. Enough said...
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