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operafantomet:

"The slick"

This was a pose invented by accident, so to speak. During the first rehearsals in London Michael Crawford’s wig was less oily and slick compared to later wigs. When he removed the fedora during the title song cadenza, his wig acted up and he did an in-character move to smooth it out. 

Gillian Lynne, original choreographer, was watching the rehearsals. She swooned when she saw how sensual the wig smoothing pose looked, and told Michael Crawford to do it again (and again). And so the wig slicking became a part of the choreography, done by every Phantom to come. 

Here’s some legendary photos of it! 

1. Anthony Crivello, Las Vegas. 
2. Jonathan Roxmouth, Johannesburg. 
3. John Owen-Jones, West End. 
4. Dave Willetts, Edinburgh/UK tour. 
5. Michael Craeford, West End* 
6. Brad Little, Singapore/World Tour. 
7. Mark McKerracher, Manchester/UK tour. 
8. John Cudia, US tour. 
9. Scott Davies, West End. 

( * Note also how short his pants and jacket sleeves are. He and designer Maria Bjørnson wanted it this way, so arm and leg movements would be emphasized) 


phantoonsoftheopera:

"Entwining"
This was an early attempt to see if my phantoon designs could work beyond just getting a laugh. It received as pretty good response and paved the way for my Phantom Pin-Ups series.
See more of my art here

phantoonsoftheopera:

"Entwining"

This was an early attempt to see if my phantoon designs could work beyond just getting a laugh. It received as pretty good response and paved the way for my Phantom Pin-Ups series.

See more of my art here


for Chloe  (panarobread)




alvadee:

Commission for villainousfitness

alvadee:

Commission for villainousfitness


darthjulitka:

"Where do you think you’re going with that lasso?!"

darthjulitka:

"Where do you think you’re going with that lasso?!"



phantoonsoftheopera:

heaven-by-the-sea:

Saulo Vasconcelos and Sara Sarres 

Love the cuddle he gives her at the end




phantoonsoftheopera:

"Franc and Lisa"
Five years and seven months working opposite each other made this Phantom and Christine a joy to see onstage. And as my favorite Phantom couple, I wanted to do an illustration of them together.
This piece is somewhat inspired by Gustav Klimt’s “Liebe.”
See more of my art here

phantoonsoftheopera:

"Franc and Lisa"

Five years and seven months working opposite each other made this Phantom and Christine a joy to see onstage. And as my favorite Phantom couple, I wanted to do an illustration of them together.

This piece is somewhat inspired by Gustav Klimt’s “Liebe.”

See more of my art here


ididwhaticould:

“Did you know my mother well?”
“Yes.”
“Did you love her?”
“Oh yes.”


I am the Red Death stalking abroad


amyable-nature:

Susan Kay cover art by Angelinme

amyable-nature:

Susan Kay cover art by Angelinme