Friday, August 3, 2012

This Should Keep You Busy

Ah, gotta love YouTube! Lookit, someone's uploaded a ton of Compare-the-Phantom compilations! Come on, let's go pick a favorite!

Music of the Night

Why So Silent?

All I Ask of You (Reprise)

The Final Lair

Masquerade reprise

I won't bore you with my list at the moment. If you hang around here long enough, you could probably work it out for yourself anyway. Hope you had fun!

Your pal,


  1. (Sweetly Intoxicated) Oh! I can't pick just one so I'll start with the Phantoms I've seen. Having been to the Vegas production six times, with three different Phantoms, I'd choose Brant Barratt. I think he actually picked up and carried Christine, when she fainted in MOTN. Second choice would be Anthony Crivillo, the current Vegas Phantom (not seen on You Tube). Anthony has excellent hand/arm motions.
    Not seen, I choose Michael Crawford for his clarity of voice and intensity.
    Gerald Butler is my other favorite for his absolute sensuality, especially in PONR. I watch the movie repeatedly and although weak, keep justify his killing for something deserved.

    1. Well, hello! :)

      I wish I could see the Vegas production at least once before it closes! I'd been told they cut PONR, but I guess that video proved me wrong.

      Michael Crawford is high on my list, too, and I know exactly what you mean about Gerard Butler (especially in PONR!) And sad as it is, I still watch the movie and think to myself, "Eh, Buquet had it coming."

      And I haven't seen John Owen-Jones, but I LOVE his MOTN!

    2. (Sweetly Intoxicated) OMG...I could just go on a rampage about the Vegas closing. The theater alone is worth paying for to just sit and imagine you're in the Paris Opera House. I'm a Nascar fan but I'll never go back to Vegas now without the Phantom show. My Vegas grand finale was a back-to-back attendance by myself; one performance in my favorite seat (with my name) and the other front row. Hopefully, I'll be able to make the Broadway show one day. Have you been to any of the stage productions?

    3. I just wonder what they're going to do with the theater once the show is over. It would be awful to tear it down, but what else can you possibly do with a custom-built replica of the Paris Opera House?!

      The closest I've been to any stage production is an appalling amount of YouTube videos. *sniff* I'd love to make it to Broadway for Hugh Panaro. He seems so seductive and yet so insane!

  2. (Sweetly Intoxicated) I made the mistake of asking that question and got a rude "I don't know" reply. I guess the beautiful costumes are going to be used for another traveling POTO tour so that's encouraging. Maybe it will come back to Denver...hope...hope!


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