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Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:41 pm
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Location: In the Paris Sewers...okay, New England...
French poeple suffering from unrequited love in the sewers...oh wait thats what all my thoughts are on...

jk, here's my real thoughts:
The color red
Raoul and Christine
Gondolas (did I spell that right?)
The really cool overture

Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:12 pm
Tony Winner
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The chandelier. The Red Death costume.

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:22 am
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Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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The lights in the "sea" during the boat trip. Thats really a image that sticks.

Charm&Smiley-A Lone Dog.
"Do I actually see with my own very eyes?
A man that havent heard off a Jellicle cat?"

Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:38 am
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Location: Bitterville
Current Obsession: MUSIC in MUSICals
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Magic. Awe. Excitement. Butterflies in stomach.

It was my second live show and my first true spectacle. As much as I realize how flawed it is nowadays, I can't ever dislike it. Too many wonderful memories and feelings associated with it.

One thing I know though...I never have nor ever will be able to take it seriously. The story isn't the true attraction as far as the work is concerned. In fact, the whole thing is rather silly on an almost childish level. And I find the title song, while thoroughly entertaining and catchy, quite kitschy, as well.

I don't think I've ever truly cared for any of the characters. This is one of those rare shows in which I go in seeing the actors onstage and not the actors as the characters. It's all about the music and the ambience it creates, the visual beauty of Maria's designs, and Hal Prince's stagecraft.

I don't feel the show manipulates an audience into having a good time. If the appeal of the show for most is strictly limited to the common association of the phantom with mystery, darkness, beautifully lush music, and sumptuous sets and costumes, so be it.

But don't dare say it's the greatest musical ever written, lol.

*Dis Jus In! People can be condescending on the internet.

Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:54 pm
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Location: Aussieland
Current Obsession: Rock of Ages and Andrew Lloyd Webber
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When I think about POTO, I think about:
Ball gowns
The Angel of Music
Eriks sad face when he holds the ring

Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:11 am
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