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Love Never Dies Reviews


Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 23



4.0 star rating Jeff Wilson from Los Angeles, California


Although the musical was well done it did not live up to the Brilliance of Phantom of the Opera. The songs over all were very nice but in the Phantom several songs were exceptional. Also the person playing Christine was hard to understand in her higher operatic register. I remember Christine's voice from Phantom being very angelic and beautiful, less operatic then the one she replaced in the story of phantom, however this Christine was more like the operatic singer from the original Phantom that Christine replaced. The boy that played Gustave was exceptional.

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3.0 star rating Mike from Los Angeles, California


We were underwhelmed by the story and music. Seemed dated and not emotionally engaging. The ending seemed silly. Great voices and sets couldn't save it for us

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3.0 star rating Jessica Gutierrez from Los Angeles, California


Definitely strange nothing like phantom of the opera. The story was a bit awkward, the sets were great and so was the singing. It was an ok show, expected more. I guess you can't match the original. Would I pay to see it again? Probably not.

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5.0 star rating Mary Butler from Ridgely, MD


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.

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5.0 star rating B Kirk from Chicago, Illinois


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.

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5.0 star rating Carol in Missouri from Chicago, Illinois


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!

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4.0 star rating Jeannie Neill from Las Vegas, Nevada


I was surprised to find it a really enjoyable show with amazing performances-production design and costuming I definitely recommend it

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