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Post  SenorSwanky on Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:25 pm

I had a very similar first exposure to Phantom. My grandparents saw Steve Barton, Rebecca Luker (or Katherine Buffaloe?), and Davis Gaines on Broadway in 1990, and brought back the Playbill and a copy of the OLC Highlights on casette, which I wore out.

Great to see these answers. I hope your computer cooperates more in the future. Very Happy

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Post  IamErik771 on Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:10 pm

Awesome video once again! 'Twas cool to hear about your early Phantom experiences. And yeah, hopefully, your computer will be more cooperative for the future videos. ^_^

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Post  LisaL on Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:54 am

Thanks so much for the video I look foward to your videos. Hopefully your computer is fixed soon and we get some more anwers soon Very Happy

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Post  meglett on Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:18 am

Here's another video! Hopefully, the computer problem is fixed. Smile
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxlGOyPRiN4

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Post  Raphael on Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:35 am

Thanks for answering all these questions, Brianne Smile I'm definitely with your mom in measuring all Phantoms against Crawford - even if I never did get a chance to see him live!

I imagine many phans got their start through the OLC and the Perry book. I myself started only with the cassette tape and the pictures in the fold-out sleeve, so the music was what took hold of me first. I even got my first bookstore membership card to buy the Perry hardcover which only fueled the fire until I got to see the show for the first time about a year later.

I also like your answers about what you like about the story. Christine's evolution as a person is a core element that's rarely mentioned by phans.

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Post  LisaL on Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:09 pm

Hey Brianne thank you so much for taking the time to do these videos and anwer over questions.
My next question!! Do you have any rituals or things you go for good luck before a show?
Also not so much a question..but do you have any stories about bloopers or funny stories while you have been in the show?

Thank you
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Post  ladygodiva on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:35 pm

Dear Brianne,

I was wondering if you could have a list of Ballet videos performances that you would recommend,

and another wonderful video catalgue: www.kultur.com has wonderful ballet and opera videos,, also the have some live broadway performances, and some stuff on musicals, not much though


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Post  ladygodiva on Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:51 pm

Which dance is technically harder for you and most ballerinas to pick up,

the Hannibal Ballet or the Il Muto Ballet

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Post  ladygodiva on Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:26 pm

Dear Brianne, thank you again, yet more questions

When you do get to play Christine, how would you play the Don Juan Point of No Return, how soon will your Christine know that it is the Phantom

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Post  ladygodiva on Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:50 am

Dear Brianne, one more question, would you be able to sing for us both parts of Angel of Music, if possible,

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Post  ladygodiva on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:12 am

Dear Brianne, a ballet toe shoe question

How do you break in or soften your toe shoes,

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Post  ladygodiva on Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:04 pm

Yet again thank you again,

another question?

When did you start dancing en Pointe, at what age

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Post  operafantomet on Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:48 pm

How is it to be nominated best featured actress in a musical? And have you been nominated for awards before?

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Post  Christine's Shadow on Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:11 am

A little outside of the phantom realm of questions...

Did you ever use a demi-pointe shoe before going to pointe in ballet? Or did you just go straight to pointe? Any thoughts on the use of demi-pointe shoes in general?

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Post  meglett on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:03 pm

Sorry for the long delay in answers. I got very busy here.

So lets start with LisaL's questions: I say a silent prayer to myself before I go on. When I'm really nervous I say a longer prayer and end it with the sign of the cross. I also have some coins and a cross on my dressing room spot for some protection. As for some funny mishaps, I have a couple:

-Twice I have knocked the monkey over getting the cape off of the chair. It wasn't my fault that the cape was caught on him.
-In our third month, my Hannibal beads on the top of my costume got caught on the fishnet part of the Hannibal scrim and I spent the first part of the dance number trying to get my "chest" undone. (something I didn't accomplish until the goliwogs and wild women came in)
-I've sneezed three separate times in the beginning of Prima Donna. "Senora, no!" *sneeze* "The world wants you"
-My Il Muto ballet wig has come off in the middle of the dance. I caught it "mid-flight" as I was turning by some sort of luck. My pointe shoe has also come off in the middle of the dance.
-I tripped getting the scarf in Hannibal, slid and finally came to a stop in the Wardrobe Mistress' dress.
-I have tripped on the stairs at the same time that Mme. Giry also tripped. In an attempt to help her up, we managed to take down the butterfly and the man/woman with us. When we got off stage, we realized that we almost took out the whole center section of the dance corps.

Ladygodiva: When it comes to videos, it depends on personal preference. What I like isn't what someone else likes. You can't go wrong with Royal Ballet, Australian Ballet or American Ballet Theatre. They're all great. I know Kultur videos very well. Most of my collection is from that company.

I don't know about most of the ballerinas, but Hannibal was the harder one for me. Il Muto is very much like a classical ballet, so I was use to it when we set it. Hannibal was a little tougher on my body and therefore I had a mental block on it. lol!

I started to dance on pointe when I was 11 1/2. I usually brake my shoes in by putting them on, going up on pointe and "stepping" on the heel of the shoe so it breaks at my arch. I also step on the box to break in the half pointe line and I have bang the shoes on the cement to make them a little quieter for running.

Operafantomet: It's an honor to be nominated. I really was excited when I saw my name. This is the first time I have been nominated for anything awards like. Right now I'm loosing to one of the Jersey Boys girls, but I'm on top of my "Mama" and Carlotta. I'm also up against a great Rafiki, the other two girls from Jersey Boys and a actress from a Rat Pack show here in town. So it's kind of cool to be with some really great actresses.

Christine's Shadow: I went straight to pointe. I highly recommend using demi pointe shoes on dancers that are old enough, but don't have the strength yet to go onto full pointe. It's an important learning tool for young dancers and it'll help them realize what they're bodies need to be capable of in order to be successful at pointe.

Hope that's everything. If I don't talk to you all sooner, have a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. santa rendeer cheers alien

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Post  operafantomet on Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:17 pm

meglett wrote:-I've sneezed three separate times in the beginning of Prima Donna. "Senora, no!" *sneeze* "The world wants you"
OK, I actually laughed out loud of this one. I dunno exactly why I found it so funny, I think it was the mental images. The other stories were funny too, haha.

Merry christmas to you too! santa

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Post  ladygodiva on Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:48 pm

Thank you once again, much appreciated

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Post  Raphael on Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:12 am

Guys, don't forget to vote for Brianne in the 2010 BroadwayWorld Las Vegas Awards. She's in second place by only 3%!

Voting ends January 15th. Cast your vote now!

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Post  CountessDeChangy on Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:45 am

Hi Brianne! First off, I like to say I've been lucky enough to see you and the Vegas show twice! Now, myself and some friends are hopfully going to the show's 5th year.. Do you know of any plans for that show? And if you do, can you give us an idea?

Thank you! Smile

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Post  ladygodiva on Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:55 pm

Brianne, would you rather have the Meg Giry wig closer to your hair color, you look cute as a button either way, I assume that most productions prefer the color of wig hair to tell Meg and Christine apart faster.

also do you have any fun ancedotes that you could tell us about Gillian Lynne?

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Post  meglett on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:38 am

CountessDeChangy wrote:Hi Brianne! First off, I like to say I've been lucky enough to see you and the Vegas show twice! Now, myself and some friends are hopfully going to the show's 5th year.. Do you know of any plans for that show? And if you do, can you give us an idea?

Thank you! Smile
Hey Countess,

Thank you for seeing our production. I'm very happy that you liked it. Very Happy I don't know the plans for the 5th anniversary and I won't for a while now.

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Post  meglett on Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:45 am

ladygodiva wrote:Brianne, would you rather have the Meg Giry wig closer to your hair color, you look cute as a button either way, I assume that most productions prefer the color of wig hair to tell Meg and Christine apart faster.

also do you have any fun ancedotes that you could tell us about Gillian Lynne?
I actually like having a different color of wig. I feel that I can almost get away with more, character wise, with the strawberry blonde wig. I enjoy having a different look. I feel like I'm not playing myself when I'm in the blonde wig.

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Post  CountessDeChangy on Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:46 pm

I've heard they closed the Phantom store? Is this true? And if it is, why?

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Post  meglett on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:46 pm

We celebrated 2,000 shows on the 1st of Febuary!

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Post  CountessDeChangy on Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:28 pm

Hi Brianne! Very Happy Some friends and myself are planing to see the show in a few months and I was wondering if we could meet you after the show maybe? No dates have been choosen yet, but maybe we could work something out? Smile

Please let me know! Thanks a ton!! Very Happy

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Post  Raphael on Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:28 am

I hear Brianne's now got a side gig as a teacher! Very Happy Care to elaborate? You've taught in the past, is it something you've always wanted to go back to?

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Post  meglett on Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:57 am

So this section hasn't been used in a while, so I'll post this here.

I've been meaning to write to you all for a little while, but I've been busy, so here it goes.

The last 6 1/2 years have introduced me to the world of musical theater and have taught me so much. I was blessed to have been selected to be in such a wonderful company with great talent and hearts. I was a Phan of Phantom before I got here and through blogs and Facebook, I came to meet all of you. It has been a pleasure getting to know you all and receive such support. I never thought I would have such a great reception to my interpretation of Meg.

As an actor, you put everything you have into your character to make them as interesting as you can without over doing it. I was so lucky to have your support and kind words in the early days while I was trying to figure out who my Meg was and into the later years when I tried to improve my voice to bring it to the level of the other principals. Your support and patronage is part of what kept the show going for as long as it did. So for that, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Smile

Now, I don't know where the next step in my career will be, but I know that I have all of your support and kindness behind me to push on. I'll make sure to keep you all informed on my new adventures. However, The most important thing I want to convey to you is, Thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for my performance, ego and heart. I really do have the best Phans in the whole wide world. Smile On to the next adventure!

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Post  Raphael on Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:08 am

You'll always have our support, Brianne. Be sure to keep us updated about where you're performing so we can be there to cheer you on Smile

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Post  LadyCDaae on Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:12 pm

Thanks, Brianne, for your awesome work in Phantom and for being so kind and generous to us "sad" folks. Very Happy

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Post  operafantomet on Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:33 pm

Back at ya, Brianne. Keep being awesome!

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