Anyway, task #44 was to see a musical that I hadn't seen before. Last night, I went to see Love Never Dies. Now, if you've never heard of it, I'm not particularly surprised. It's Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to Phantom of the Opera. It premiered in London last year, and didn't do particularly well. The rumour goes that it was meant to open on Broadway after it finished in London, but instead they shipped it out to
The music was, by and large, pretty good. I wasn't a huge fan of the main song that Christine sings. (Yes, Christine and Raoul are back, as are the Phantom, Meg and Madame Giry) It seemed a little repetitive to me. That said, it's still stuck in my head 24 hours later!! Other than that, the story was pretty good (other than a couple of bits that were just plain weird), the costumes were stunning, and the set is incredible.
I'm kind of intrigued as to how differently it would have been received if it had been set in Paris again rather than setting it on Coney Island...
Anyway, if you get the chance it's worth seeing for the set alone. (Especially as it's finishing in Melbourne soon and all A Reserve tickets are $69!)
Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?