Finally a full staging of my favourite musical and the second longest running one in the U. This live production filmed straight from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London, which was broadcasted to cinemas and theatres around the world and celebrates 25 years of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, is nothing short of a lavish treat for the eyes and ears, with amazing performances and acting from the cast, including all the songs that fans of the show will know and remember.
The 25th Anniversary production stars the amazingly talented Iranian born Canadian Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and American Broadway star Sierra Boggess as Christine Daae, with a great supporting performance from Hadley Fraser as Christine's love interest Raoul.
Last week, it was suddenly announced that the special 25th Anniversary performance held at the Royal Albert Hall last October 2-3, 2011 was actually going to be shown in local theaters! This morning, I was surprised to learn that this will be a 3 hour and 41 minute movie.
This caused problems in our schedule but we still decided to push through and watch.
Some lines were changed ever so slightly but nothing noticeable or significant.
The performances throughout will leave you astounded and definitely not disappointed.
Her soprano was flawless even in the most challenging and punishing notes in "Think of Me," "Phantom of the Opera," and "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again." As the Phantom, Mr. His featured duet with Christine, "All I Ask of You," was very well sung.The theater (we watched in SM Megamall) actually paused the movie for the whole 20 minutes! The Phantom was played by Ramin Karimloo, while his ingénue Christine Daae was played by Sierra Boggess.I knew these were the same actors who played these same characters in the short-lived sequel of Phantom called "Love Never Dies." Ms.In fact there are simply no scenes or performances that can be criticised.If you are a fan of the show you will love this and not be disappointed.