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Feb. 4th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm SQUEE!
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Original Christine
Current Mood: excitedexcited
As most phans that know me know, I love Steve Barton. I feel his Raoul was one of the best interps, his Phantom (the little we've heard of it) is awesome and his Graf is phenomenal. Bringing me to my point. I stumbled across a live recording, on youtube, of Steve's first performance as Erik. Not the one with Rebecca Luker we're all used to. Thought I'd share...

He really is in my top five of favourite Phantoms. Makes me sad I lost all my bootlegs and audio shows... I have nothing to trade anymore. *le sigh*
Nov. 15th, 2008 @ 11:48 pm Honoring Phantom Icon Makers
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potoawards is an awards community for all Phantom of the Opera (stage or movie)icons and where you can nominate your icons or icons by others. There are a lot of great Phantom icons out there and this is the place to pay homage to the makers. We are also aware that there are more movie icons made than the stage and that being said, would love to see stage icons be nominated!

Apologies beforehand if not allowed.
Oct. 25th, 2008 @ 08:06 pm New Michael Crawford Phans Forever Group. Please read..
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Dear everyone,

I would like to inform you all that the group has moved now to a different group website. I'm currently trying to get some of the information and photos onto the new website.

You can find the new group @

The new group has almost the same features as MSN groups does. I'm very upset to see MSN groups closing in February 2009. They originally moved this groupt to a different group website, but I didn't like how it was set up, so I moved the group over to another website.

I strongly encouraged you to join the new group. I'm not going to delete this group. All of the information from this old group will be on Multiply, MSN's partner website for online groups. Please help us get our original group number back.

Thank you.

Your manager of Michael Crawford Phans Forever,
Oct. 16th, 2008 @ 07:00 pm Posting this here too: The book has released!
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Current Mood: jubilantjubilant
Cause most know who my Phantom is...

Forgive me if you have seen this posted on phanwank or my journal, but I am slowly spreading the word the MADRIGAL: A Novel of Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera released this week. It will be available on all major online book retailers and with individual book store depending on if they pick up the title from Ingram. If not it can be ordered.

Enjoy! Here is the official trailer:

All best,

Oct. 12th, 2008 @ 10:33 am "Please let this be the Herbert Lom version....DAMMIT!"
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(Previously posted on phanwank, copied here in case anyone didn't see it there:

Ever wanted to see an MST3K-style riffing on the Schumacher movie? Well, here's the next best thing: a bunch of internet geeks writing hilarious captions to screengrabs from the movie, and generally busting the chops of Gerry, Emmy, and company. The first two pages of highlights (with more to follow) are posted starting here:


(Oh, and if "TheDiva" sounds particularly vitriolic towards the whole thing, that's because it's me in my capping suit.)

Oct. 3rd, 2008 @ 12:24 am I miss Phantom!
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harley baseball bat
Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
I know it's not a remarkable musical or a literary work of genius, but I still love it.  It's one of the stories that I relate to very keenly, the god and the bad of it.  The music to the stage show I feel in my bones.  It's one of the few shows I can still get lost in.  I think it's the only show that will cause me to close my eyes and just savour the feeling of the music.  I mean, hell, even that bloody awful movie can get to me at times (the instrumentals are lovely).  I don't even find myself falling into Tanz the way I did Phantom... In all honesty it's really just Steve Barton that gets me going with that one.  I've yet to find another Krolock that makes me shiver/cry/smile/etc etc the way Steve does.  
Anyways, my point is.  I miss Phantom.  I miss obsessing over it, I miss singing it.  I miss the rush of adrenaline when the flash pots go off and the 'Overture' begins to thunder through the auditorium.  
It's so much more than just a show, to me.  *shrug*  Yet, somehow I feel like I've had to leave it behnd to become an adult.  I dunno what the point of this post was. I miss Phantom... guess that's the point.
Aug. 3rd, 2008 @ 04:44 pm The Phantom of the Opera Petition Group!
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Anthony Warlow - Phantom and Christine 1
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Music of the Night - The Phantom of the Opera

Swinging by to announce that we now have an LJ community dedicated to the Phantom of the Opera Australian Cast Recording and / or Filmed Stage Performance Petition (Starring Anthony Warlow), phantompetition. So if anyone on LJ is looking to sign they may do so here ((the comments are screened unless the poster asks to be unscreened, just for the sake of privacy)), and those LJ members who have already signed are free to join the community as a bit of a boost.

PS: I just wanted to quote this from a Phantom of the Opera thread on GaiaOnline:

"The Phantom is also a sex offender, just because he wants to seduce Christine. Christine was afraid of him AND his soul. I was VERY concenred. :o"

Jun. 10th, 2008 @ 02:57 pm Call for Phantom Fandom Secrets!
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oh bill
Do you hate trolling through endless fandomsecrets posts for the juicy Phantom ones? Now you can concentrate your hatred in one place: My Phantom of the Opera Fandom Secrets Post!

Read the rules, submit your anon (or not) secrets, and have fun! Tell your friends!

[x-posted around]
Apr. 2nd, 2008 @ 04:22 pm Phantom of the Opera Australian Cast Recording and / or Filmed Stage Performance Petition
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Anthony Warlow 3 - love eternal
Current Music: Wandering Child - Anthony Warlow
Big title, huh? Maybe this video will help a bit, and I'll talk more on this under the cut:

Mar. 28th, 2008 @ 06:51 pm Sarah Brightman Fans?
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I hope this is okay if not please feel free to delete-some of you on here make graphics and there's a new community dedicated to Sarah Brightman and it is an icon challenge community. So if you like her work and like to make graphics then why not stop by and join brightman_still?