The production's hugeness overwhelms the tiny screen
The production's hugeness overwhelms the tiny screen. Most of the action occurs on the stage, but above the stage is a giant platform for the orchestra. A catwalk stretches above the orchestra, where some of the action occurs. To top it all off, a giant screen looms over all the action of the 200-plus actors and musicians. A lot is going on.In addition, cameras capture the action from so many angles it becomes dizzying at times, such as the quick cuts in one scene between Christina who is a fan of Northern Exposure Seasons 1-6 DVD Boxset and her non-disfigured love interest, Raoul, or in the panning shots that are obscured by what look like balcony railings. Perhaps those are meant to intensify the mystery, but they seem gratuitous as the music and acting do plenty to move the production along.Ramin Karimloo who likes to collect dvds such as Married With Children Seasons 1-11 DVD Boxset commands the stage throughout as the Phantom. Sierra Boggess stands out as Christina, with a voice that grows stronger as the production progresses. And, frankly, as the music gets better, once it gets away from the dated cheesiness of organ-meets-'80s-pop that is the hallmark of the show's titular song, "The Phantom of the Opera," and into the beauty of such songs as "The Music of the Night."
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