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Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.3 Stars)

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5.0 star rating Rita from New York, NY

PICERNO SHINES IN PHANTOM SEQUEL

I caught a performance of Love Never Dies in Las Vegas while on vacation, but I am an NYC native, so I've seen many Broadway shows. Those seeking an extension of Phantom of the Opera may be disappointed that LND is very much its own show. The music is lovely and the production is beautiful. The sets and costumes are gorgeous and elaborate. The cast is exceptional. I saw Gardar Thor Cortes as the phantom and Meghan Picerno as Christine. Ms. Picerno was the clear stand-out of the cast. In all the shows I've been to over the years she is by far one of the most talented singing actresses I've ever seen! Whether it be in LND or another production, I hope to see her on Broadway very soon. She is definitely a young star to watch. Brava!

5.0 star rating Francis Kaspar from Costa Mesa, California

LOVE NEVER DIES

I have been to many, many performances both here and in NYC. This show is the most emotional, and musical show I have ever seen. +In the climax the female performer sings the title song and literally blows the audience to bits. Standing O's are the order of the day as the various performers do their parts. Forget the critics who somehow reason that it is vital that they find fault. See it as a devoted theater lover and enjoy the beauty and drama of the evening.

5.0 star rating Mary Butler from Ridgely, MD

FOR THOSE MESMERIZED BY PHANTOM...

I saw Love Never Dies on its last performance at the Smith Center. I had followed various reviews and had obtained a DVD of the long running Australian production so I, unashamedly, was already hooked. There was no need to develop the story or the characters, I already knew them. This production continues the Phantoms fascination with Christine, of course, he still loves her. In the days following the fire, 10 years earlier, there was one more meeting between them and this is actually the beginning of the play. Had there been more anticipation of Christine's arrival to New York and stage time regarding Meg and her mothers role in the Phantoms escape from Paris, the reviewers might have been more satisfied. My only regret is that the best song, I believe, opens the play and should have closed the first act. As its written, though, it works because we KNOW the characters. Loved it...recommend to true Phantom fans. The reviewers may not get it but you ABSOLUTELY will.

5.0 star rating B Kirk from Chicago, Illinois

DON'T LISTEN TO THE NAYSAYERS!

Fabulous show. The staging was phenomenal.. The story is an enjoyable Shakespearean type, traditional musical. Music is great. I left the show singing the songs - to me a sure sign of a good show. Gustav was outstanding as were the other actors. I am not sure why some people are disappointed. My only thought is they really just didn't want a sequel to Phantom of the Opera in the first place. If that is you, just watch it as if it was an independent show. You will love it. I saw and enjoyed Phantom of the Opera several times yet was not the least bit disappointed in they show. Honestly, it was much more enjoyable than many current award winners. I would definitely see it again.

5.0 star rating Carol in Missouri from Chicago, Illinois

AWESOME!

If you have seen the Phantom, you must see this. The singing, costumes and sets were spectacular at the Cadillac Palace in Chicago. We had balcony seats and were pleased with the view. Far left or right may not be as good due to some equipment. My husband and I absolutely recommend this for a night out. The Italian Village Restaurant was our choice of dining before the show and was excellent. Make plans, relax and enjoy dining and a great play!

5.0 star rating Adrianne from Chicago, IL from Chicago, Illinois

OUTSTANDING!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!

Sensational show. If you liked Phantom you have to see it. Even my husband who is not really in to theater said it was wonderful. It ranks as one of the top shows I have seen (and I have been going to the theater for 20 years...both in NYC and Chicago). I was expecting it to be just okay, but it was fantastic. They did it!! The singing of Gardar Thor Cortes (Phantom) and Meghan Picerno (Christine) moved me to tears. Sidenote: I just read that this show has been reworked several times. I did not see any of the earlier versions, but this version in Chicago on Feb 14th 2017 was spectacular.

5.0 star rating Albert DeGeeter from Chicago, Illinois

LOVE NEVER DIES, FEB 15, 2018, CHICAGO

Last night, a friend and I went to see "Love Never Dies" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. What a treat it was! The beautiful sets absolutely took my breath away - and the costumes! So colorful and elegant, I couldn't take my eyes off the stage. Oh, and the singing... you don't want the songs to end. So much heart and feeling. It's the next morning for me as I write this, and I'm at work, and I can't concentrate on work because my thoughts are still back at the theater, enjoying the show again and again. The carnival characters were astounding - especially the main three. The actors who played their roles... it was like the melody of a perfect dream when they were on stage (Squelch, Fleck and Gangle.) Really, their voices and energy... I enjoyed their segments most of all, they were so vivid and full of magical fun. They could have a spin-off show and I'd be there! This current tour needs to be seen by all - I absolutely recommend it.

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