Vacillating on watching David Staller in a different musical version of “Phantom of the Opera” (or exposing DH to it and possibly harming him!).
From what I remember seeing it years ago, it was quite good in certain parts, but at times, the saccharine quality and extreme kitsch was difficult to tolerate and makes me wrinkle my nose at the thought.
Music: good, even excellent in certain places, but not all.
Lyrics: at best a 5/10 for most of the pieces (not as bad as LND).
Elizabeth Walsh as Christine gives a warmer performance than Sarah Brightman ever did, but the recitative portions seem to be over-acted.
(Did this production have the Persian in it?)