Through January 28, 2018
Touring ‘Love Never Dies’ puts the see in sequel.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
A lot has changed since the Phantom lurked under the Paris Opera House.
In Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Love Never Dies," the sequel to the 1986 blockbuster "The Phantom of the Opera," the Phantom’s love for his muse Christine is no longer a one-sided obsession. Now, 10 years after the "Phantom" story, we see that a grown-up Christine is not just under this masked man’s music-making spell: She has loved him deeply.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
It’s a bit dull and a tad strident; sometimes tacky and occasionally inspired; teetering on monotone and tottering on melodious; instantly forgettable and forever mesmerizing.
Well, what else would anyone expect from “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera?”
For the many people who witnessed the grandeur of the original Phantom of the Opera some may be in for a bit of disappointment. To their credit, this touring company manages to excel in all aspects of the performance using sheer will. Is it as good as Phantom? No, but few things are. Is it worth seeing? Definitely, due to this stellar cast.
Under the direction of Simon Phillips, the show is a misbegotten attempt to cash in on the popularity of the Phantom franchise. Too bad they didn’t follow their own advice as spelled out in “Why Does She Love Me?” That’s when Meg counsels Raoul, “You should have never come to America/It’s not a place for people like you and Christine.” Amen to that.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
Phantom of the Opera fans rejoice! No chandeliers fall, but the mysterious Phantom still holds dangerous powers. Music still means love. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, running through Sun 1/28 at PlayhouseSquare’s State Theatre, reveals the tortured genius at work (I mean the Phantom, of course). (More at Phantom of the Opera)
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's post at Cool Cleveland.
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's blogat artstillmatters.com