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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (4.2 Stars)

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3.0 star rating Ali M from Manchester, UK

WHERE'S THE POWER???

I saw The Phantom Of The Opera on April 7th and the show in itself was the most amazing thing I've ever seen, but where were the voices??? As a 17 year old I should have very little trouble hearing the performance from the front mezzanine but somehow it was mostly inaudible. The audible parts where however amazing, and as for Raoul (the actors name escapes me) 10/10!!! He was truly excellent. Unfortunately Howard Mcgillin was not on that night but alas, I would like to see it again!

3.0 star rating Nikkita from usa

PHANTOM LUVA

PHANOMINAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3.0 star rating Anonymous from Chicago, Il

DISAPPOINTED

The 2 main characters were really great - wonderful acting & voices, but whenever the rest of the cast sang together, you couldn't understand a word of it - just musical noise. Very disappointing.

3.0 star rating Samantha from Leesburg, FL USA

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Having seen Phantom on tour in both Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale I was so excited to finally see it on Broadway..it has been a dream of mine. The performance was good--but upon leaving the theatre I was very disappointed--it literally ruined the show. Rude staff basically kicked us out while the orchestra played at the end...to the tune of staff literally yelling "turn off your cameras" repeatedly (this could have been handled with much more class)--I stayed and listened to both touring orchestras--something that I thoroughly enjoy and looked forward to this time--with the cast out & about speaking to patrons. I expected a more professional and refined experience from New York. It really was a disappointment. The touring group in both cases was so much more professional. I am still amazed...saw it on Friday--8/14/09. I am from a small town in Central FL...I don't have super high expectations, but this was a major let down.

3.0 star rating Critic from Memphis, TN USA

YOUNG CRITIC'S POINT OF VIEW

While I love the "Phantom" I must admit I was a bit disappointed. I have read this book 15 times, seen a recording of the original cast 55 times, and watched the movie more times than I can count. While the performance that I went to seemed to have no emotion in it. I know every line, every word, and every part of this play and i must say I could do a better job then what I saw. The actress that played Christine seemed to force her voice to a point of it being unhealthy and unnecessary. The Phantom was not as much as a failure; by the fact that his phrasing was off and the breathing seemed shallow he was okay. The rest of the cast just looked flat out tired and sluggish like they had been out drinking earlier and not tried to put on their best performance. In the overall point of this review is that I a young critic have been disappointed by the legendary "Phantom of the Opera".

3.0 star rating Anonymous from Minneapolis, Minnesota

THE NEW CHANGES ARE DISAPPOINTING

If you've never seen the original Phantom of the Opera, you'll likely enjoy the experience not knowing what you're really missing. Those however that have attended previously will be disappointed with the changes, especially the Masqureade scene. It went from an amazing spectacle to nothing noteworthy . Performers & orchestra did fantastic. I enjoyed Mark Campbell as Phantom. Some of the changes though seem to have caused a lack of passion/connection between the characters. I usually attend a few times when Phantom is in town, once will be enough with the "new" version.

3.0 star rating Littleg from Chicago, Illinois

NOT AS ENJOYABLE AS PREVIOUS VERSION

Sound let it down for me, vocals were drowned out by the orchestra and when you could hear Them they were too harsh. New set was interesting and clever . If you saw the last production in Chicago you will be disappointed.

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