Anonymous asked:
I don't mean to upset no one, I just want to understand. I really don't get this Hugh panaro frenzy. He's phantom is ridiculous and inauthentic. They say it's because he's based on kay!phantom but I read it and don't see it. Please educate me
turnofthescorpion replied:

I mean, at the end of the day, I guess it’s all personal preference. If you consider his sassy, child-like character ridiculous, then that’s certainly your opinion. But inauthentic? I definitely don’t see that at all. That man puts more emotion and more of himself into the role than anyone else ever has. I’ve always felt like it’s not just a role, but rather an extension of himself in a way. And that’s about as authentic as it gets!

And on that note, that’s personally what I think so many fans connect with. He is very open about ways in which he personally relates to the Phantom, and it truly does make it that much more real to an audience. He isn’t up there faking it. He’s taking his life and his personal experiences and incorporating them into this character. So as a result, instead of seeing just a one-dimensional being, we see this complicated, dynamic man onatage. I have literally seen that man crying onstage during performances. Not fake crying, but real crying from bringing so much of himself to the surface. Again, if that isn’t genuine and authentic, then I don’t know what is!

And in general, I would argue that nobody quite understands the character on the level that Hugh does. He really incorporates the many different sides of the Phantom, and brings every nuance of the character to life. This is again most likely due to the fact that he relates so heavily to the character, but is also a testament to the raw and empathetic talent that he has as an actor. And then there’s the fact that he literally always switches his character every night. I’ve seen him live ands the Phantom well over 60 times (some days back to back), and I’ve NEVER felt like I ever got the same show twice. There have been a few other Phantoms that have been extremely repetitive to me, and Hugh is certainly not one of them. I never knew what he was going to do night after night. I knew that it was going to be good, but I never truly knew what I was going to get with him. And that, after over 2,000 performances, is incredible.

As far as the Susan Kay influence, he comes about as close as I’ve ever seen anyone. Susan Kay’s version of Erik is particularly known for being quick-witted and sassy, much like Hugh’s Phantom. No, he’s not a carbon copy of Kay’s Phantom, but that’s just another testament to how many different sides and elements that he brings to his Phantom.






The Addams Family House Is For Sale For the First Time in Almost A Century

Verulum, the aging mansion that contributed its interior to production of The Addams Family, is up for sale for the first time in ninety years.

The exterior seen in the credits was a set designed by Addams, the cartoonist whose comic strip inspired the generations-long media franchise that the Addamses have become.

One of the daughters of the original owners, who bought it in 1924, reportedly lived in the house almost continuously for the last 90 years. Historical records suggest it was probably built in the latter part of the 1800s as a farmhouse and then later converted into a gentleman’s residence, according to the listing.

It’s expected to fetch around $2 million (Australian?) when it’s auctioned on September 11, in part because while it’s old, and needs a lot of work, it’s a big space on a nice plot of land in a metropolitan part of town (there’s apparently a stadium across the street). (via)

That doesn’t look like a ‘large parcel’ of land (I can see the neighbors) but holy shit do I want this house O_O

i think i kind of NEED IT




xstage asked:
So I'm in this musical theatre singing class and we had to do contemporary pieces this week and the first kid to go is this quiet asian kid who almost never talks and he just starts singing Music of the Night with so much passion, it was amazing omfg, I dunno why I'm telling you but I thought wow, Eco would think this is great



W H A T THAT’S AMAZING I would do anything to have seen that. |8

Also nice Jak icon


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