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Phantom tour closing this September 
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the only reason its sad is because actors will be out of work.. not because the show is good.

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Any chance of another theatrical group picking it up like Troika did with CATS? And if not, does that mean CATS is the longest running touring show>

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I am going to see the national tour show for the second time, (and last time) here in Atlanta when it comes. The last time I saw Phantom was when Gary Mauer and Marie Danvers were The Phantom and Christine. (I didn't like Danvers that much. She sounded like she was sitting on a washing machine the whole show her vibrato was so bad.) Anyways, it's most unfortunate that the tour show is closing. But hey, at least the show will still be on Broadway and in Vegas! :D


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Any chance of another theatrical group picking it up like Troika did with CATS? And if not, does that mean CATS is the longest running touring show>


Just my guess, but I wouldn't be surprised if they are getting ready to license POTO for tours other than the full fledged, full-company-and-all-the-scenery version that is all that has been allowed most places---and for productions at dinner theaters and, God forbid, high schools and colleges.

I suppose that being out from under the supervision of Hal Prince could produce some interesting variations, but other than a show done by a quality pro theater like Drury Lane, near Chicago, I don't think I want to see them.


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I suppose that being out from under the supervision of Hal Prince could produce some interesting variations, but other than a show done by a quality pro theater like Drury Lane, near Chicago, I don't think I want to see them.


HEAR HEAR! =D> Me neither! Just the thought of a high school or college production of Phantom makes me shudder.


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I'd give plenty of leeway (and credit) to a performing arts college or high school, though. Elon seemed to have pulled it off.

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Pounce wrote:
Any chance of another theatrical group picking it up like Troika did with CATS? And if not, does that mean CATS is the longest running touring show>


just like w/ "Cats" we probably won't see another tour start until the show closes on Broadway. which brings up aninteresting thought, since Tour 4 of "CATS" closed b4 the Broadway production did, i hope the same thing doesn't happen w/ "Phantom"


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I'm sad that it is wrapping up. I saw the tour several weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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@ Yakko: From what I have read on the realyuseful.com it was actually Cameron Macintosh's decision to close down the tour. There was no mention of ALW being involved in the closing of the tour.

@Brock 07- How are the leads? Whoever plays Christine better not sing out of tune when using her vibroto. I saw Marie Danvers in Phantom, and she did a lot of that.


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