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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  LiQuiD DiAmOnD on Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:22 pm

okay, that's what i thought. i guess i was just surprised she does both evening shows on saturdays.

i have to add that i did enjoy the show very much - my only major issue with it is how much they butchered PONR by cutting christine's part.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Raphael on Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:00 pm

LiQuiD DiAmOnD wrote:i have to add that i did enjoy the show very much - my only major issue with it is how much they butchered PONR by cutting christine's part.
Yeah, there are plenty of fans who agree with you on disliking the changes made to that song.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  operafantomet on Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:08 pm

Raphael wrote:
LiQuiD DiAmOnD wrote:i have to add that i did enjoy the show very much - my only major issue with it is how much they butchered PONR by cutting christine's part.
Yeah, there are plenty of fans who agree with you on disliking the changes made to that song.
Not just disliking. Hating! Borderlining heresy, that cut.

But very glad you enjoyed the production/performance, LiQuiD DiAmOnD! Any more details?

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  LiQuiD DiAmOnD on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:42 pm

well, as mentioned before, i thought Kristi Holden was absolutely amazing! my favorite christine i've seen. the phantom, played by anthony crivello (sp?) was also fabulous. however, it was a bit embarrassing for him to miss a few notes (his "be" in motn was cringeworthy) and you can see the whole audience taken aback by how bad he missed a few notes.

HOWEVER, i loved his interpretation of the phantom regardless - i would say he was my 2nd fav after john cudia (not like i've seen a whole bunch, but i liked him better than gary mauer and the understudy i saw years ago in chicago). he's a bit more "rougher" of a phantom i guess, which i wasn't sure if i liked at first, but eventually came to love.

as for the changes - the only one that is horrible is the PONR cut. i want to know who the hell made that decision.

things that i enjoyed - i loved how the phantom was hanging from the chandalier during il muto. i was not expecting that!! and of course, the lightning strike after all i ask of you made me jump out of my seat and worked well as a transition to masquerade. i kind of miss the chandalier falling on the stage, but it still worked well when it "falls" after ponr.

our seats did turn out to be very good, even though we were on the mezzanine. we had a great overview of the stage and everything going on so i did not feel like i missed out on a lot by not sitting so close.

in a way, i expected there to be more "glitz" and special effects - based on the fact it is vegas. so it was a little bit underwhelming in that regard that it was hyped on on those elements. i found it to be quite similar to the productions i've seen - with the only prominent effects being the phantom hanging from the chandelier, the opening with the pieces of the chandelier coming together, the lightning bolt, the fireworks, and the "fire" on the sides of the theater. maybe i did miss some other things - but those are the only things that really jumped out at me as being big changes from the touring productions.

i would definitely love to see it again.

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Post  SenorSwanky on Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:04 pm

LiQuiD DiAmOnD wrote:anthony crivello (sp?)
That's right.

however, it was a bit embarrassing for him to miss a few notes (his "be" in motn was cringeworthy) and you can see the whole audience taken aback by how bad he missed a few notes.
Probably a bad voice night. He's a baritone, so the higher notes aren't his forte to begin with, but I wouldn't say he's usually cringe-worthy. He's got nice middle and lower registers, and he usually hits the "be" even if it's not as strong as tenors and other baritones sing it.

as for the changes - the only one that is horrible is the PONR cut. i want to know who the hell made that decision.
Hal Prince, I believe.

Did you notice that Buquet is actually seen being hanged, that it's not a dummy?

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  LiQuiD DiAmOnD on Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:38 pm

^^yes, i did remember that after i posted. that was also really cool

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Viscountess on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:19 pm

Does the Boutique really not sell the black Prima Donna tote bag anymore?

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  meglett on Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:46 am

Last time I went in there, it wasn't there. I do believe they don't have it in stock.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Scorp on Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:28 pm

I just found this cool brochure thingy all about the making of the Vegas production; hadn't seen it before so I thought I'd post: http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/lsa/article_archive/Phantom.pdf

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  MasqPhan on Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:35 pm

Scorp wrote:I just found this cool brochure thingy all about the making of the Vegas production; hadn't seen it before so I thought I'd post: http://www.lightingandsoundamerica.com/lsa/article_archive/Phantom.pdf

I've never seen that before either. A very fascinating thing to read. Thanks for posting the link. Very Happy

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Scorp on Thu May 13, 2010 2:29 pm

Congrats to Jeff and Rebecca, Phans of the Month:

http://phantomvegasoffers.com/newsletters/050710/phan.html

Cool

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Rebecca on Thu May 13, 2010 5:37 pm

Scorp wrote:Congrats to Jeff and Rebecca, Phans of the Month:

http://phantomvegasoffers.com/newsletters/050710/phan.html

Cool

Awww.... thanks! Wink

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  operafantomet on Fri May 14, 2010 7:03 am

LiQuiD DiAmOnD wrote:as for the changes - the only one that is horrible is the PONR cut. i want to know who the hell made that decision.
Yes, I know I've been nagging about this since they opened, but the slaughtered PONR is just sad. I don't care if that cut is due to Hal Prince, Andrew Lloyd Webber or the king of Thailand... It ruins a fantastic scene, and should never have been allowed.

Glad you had a good experience overall, though! Did you take any fun pictures you can share? Like the outside or the souvenir shop?

Oh, and major congrats to Rebecca and Jeff. I knew you guys would be picked. Sorry for others applying, but this time it really was no contest... Wink

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  meglett on Sat May 22, 2010 6:59 am

Two things to let you all know,

The first is The Animal Foundation's 7th Annual "Best In Show" at the Orleans Arena on Sunday, May 23, 2010 1PM
www.liedanimalshelter.org/bestinshow

The Wardrobe Department created a "Red Death" dog for auction at the Best in Show event.
Pictures:
http://thestrippodcast.blogspot.com/2010/05/exclusive-wacky-vegas-ized-dogs.html

The second is a custom made guitar, made by our props master BJ, is on auction till tomorrow. Check it out @ www.ovauctions.org

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Post  Madame Giry on Sat May 22, 2010 8:04 pm

Bri, thanks for sharing those links!

That guitar is insanely cool, but of the two I think I'd rather own the Red Death Dog. So cute! Major kudos to the Phantom crew! Smile

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Post  alaron on Sun May 23, 2010 6:29 am

I don't remember precisely (I saw the production once in February), but I believe there was some cuts around "stranger". I distinctly remember noticing that and being irritated because I think it's one of Erik's more important character development scenes.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  meglett on Sun May 23, 2010 7:32 am

Yes, "this loathsome gargoyle, who burns in hell, but secretly yearns for heaven,
secretly . . .
secretly . . .
But, Christine . . .
Fear can turn to love - you'll learn to see, to find the man behind the monster" is cut from that section.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  IamErik771 on Sun May 23, 2010 5:04 pm

I have a lyrics question as well... What was the bit in "Masquerade" that was changed from "To a prosperous year/To the new chandelier"? I think the first bit was "To the bells (or belles?) of the ball" but I'm not sure about the rest of that line.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  meglett on Sun May 23, 2010 7:33 pm

I love this section, so I'll give it to you from, "And we can breath at last"

Carlotta: "No more notes"
Piangi: "No more ghost"
Mme. Giry: "Here's a health"
Andre: "Here's a toast to the Belles of the ball."
Firmin: "To the Beaus one and all"
Carlotta/Piangi: "And may their beauty never fade"
Mme Giry: "What a joy!"
Meg: "What a change."
Andre/Firmin: "What a blessed release,"
Andre: "And what a Masquerade!"

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  IamErik771 on Mon May 24, 2010 5:33 pm

Thanks so much! Very Happy

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Callie Daae on Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:25 pm

Can someone please post the change in Christine's part in Point Of No Return?



I have come here.... ( I can never understand the lyrics here)....... in my mind I've already imagined our bodies entwining defenseless and silent.

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Post  meglett on Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:57 pm

"I have come here, that our passions my fuse and merge. In my mind I've already imagined our bodies entwining, defenseless and silent."

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  Raphael on Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:41 am

meglett wrote:"I have come here, that our passions my fuse and merge. In my mind I've already imagined our bodies entwining, defenseless and silent."
Did it just get REALLY hot in here, or is it just me?

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Post  Callie Daae on Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:21 am

meglett wrote:"I have come here, that our passions my fuse and merge. In my mind I've already imagined our bodies entwining, defenseless and silent."

Thanks so much! Very Happy

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Post  Raphael on Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:41 am

This was just posted on PLV's facebook page:

You can make history with Phantom! Join us on June 24 for Phantom’s 4 year anniversary in Vegas when we assemble the largest gathering of ‘Phantoms’ ever! See the show and be part of a remarkable Phantom transformation after the curtain call when every audience member becomes an Angel of Music.
That's 9 days from now. Way to ensure low attendance from out-of-towners, PLV PR team... Rolling Eyes

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Post  ML6 on Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:54 am

Raphael wrote:This was just posted on PLV's facebook page:

You can make history with Phantom! Join us on June 24 for Phantom’s 4 year anniversary in Vegas when we assemble the largest gathering of ‘Phantoms’ ever! See the show and be part of a remarkable Phantom transformation after the curtain call when every audience member becomes an Angel of Music.
That's 9 days from now. Way to ensure low attendance from out-of-towners, PLV PR team... Rolling Eyes

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Is this of everyone who has played it on the Vegas stage? [I'm assuming yes?] Ian Bon Jourg is the only one that really matters to me. Everyone else I found lackluster.

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Post  MasqPhan on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:08 am

From the description it sounds like the audience will be given some sort of mask. Doesn't have to mean number of Phantom performers.

Nine days before the event they announce this? Gee, I wonder what kind of a heads up we'll be getting for Fans Week. No I really want to go.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  alaron on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:13 am

Raphael wrote:
That's 9 days from now. Way to ensure low attendance from out-of-towners, PLV PR team... Rolling Eyes

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Yeah, I really don't get it.

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Re: Las Vegas Production

Post  LadyCDaae on Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:57 am

Well obviously being sad obsessed people with no life outside of PotO, we don't have anything else that might cause a conflict. Razz

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Post  alaron on Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:03 am

LadyCDaae wrote:Well obviously being sad obsessed people with no life outside of PotO, we don't have anything else that might cause a conflict. Razz

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