PHANTOM OF THE DISNEY

FINAL DRAFT 2018-04-01

@bswolf, +BenjaminSWolf

March 2016 - March 2018

Short link: bit.ly/phantom-disney

FOREWORD

This is a parody of both Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and many (mostly animated) film musicals (27 by Disney, 2 by DreamWorks), where the former's songs have been rewritten to tunes from the latter. Namely, the main Phantom songs and those of Don Juan are from Disney movies, while those of Hannibal and Il Muto come from the DreamWorks movies (and one Fox movie, without lyrics).

Nearly every tune was chosen to draw a parallel between it and the context in Phantom. For every tune, some of its lyrics appear in the Phantom rewrite. For many, entire lines work very very well. You'll see! :)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This work would not have been possible without the support, inspiration, feedback, and singing/editing from many people. I would especially like to thank Meg J. for her copious, thorough notes, feedback, and patient editing, for which I am greatly indebted; Jenee for singing through rough drafts with me, making suggestions, and encouragement in general; the friends whose boundless enthusiasm for Disney songs got so many of them stuck in my head in the first place; and the composers and authors of the original works here, particularly Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Gaston Leroux.

CONVENTIONS

The tune to which characters are singing is denoted by "[Song Title]" underneath a character's name. Other characters continue with the same song until another song is listed, or until the next Phantom of the Opera song.

A character that is speaking in the middle of a song will have "[speaking]" or similar after their name. Note that this is distinct from spoken sections of certain Disney songs. Also, many speaking sections are replicated (more or less) from the original Phantom of the Opera scripts and do not require [speaking] labels.

Songs here are not always 1:1 with the original tune; some will repeat, omit, halve, or reorder stanzas; or start in the middle; or add stanzas from the soundtrack version; etc. For the most part it should be straightforward to determine the rhythm of each section; in some cases it's noted which source stanza to repeat or start with. In a few cases it made sense to add (or remove) extra syllables as pickup notes—where I thought clarification necessary, I put the extra syllables in (parentheses), even when part of a word.

Finally, I have drawn Phantom lyrics both from the original cast recording and from the 2004 Schumacher movie (and made up my own to fill space, of course), but in some cases (such as scene order) I sided with the movie version because it makes more sense to me.

Enjoy.

PHANTOM OF THE DISNEY

FOREWORD

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

CONVENTIONS

*INTRODUCTION*

*HANNIBAL*

*THINK OF ME*

*ANGEL OF MUSIC*

*LITTLE LOTTE*

*THE MIRROR*

*PHANTOM OF THE OPERA*

*MUSIC OF THE NIGHT*

*MAGICAL LASSO*

*I REMEMBER/STRANGER THAN YOU DREAMT IT*

*NOTES*

*PRIMA DONNA*

*POOR FOOL/IL MUTO*

*WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT ME HERE*

*ALL I ASK OF YOU*

*ALL I ASK OF YOU (REPRISE)*

*MASQUERADE*

*WHY SO SILENT*

*THE TRAVELING CARNIVAL*

*TO THE GRAVEYARD*

*WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN*

*WANDERING CHILD*

*WE HAVE ALL BEEN BLIND*

*TWISTED EVERY WAY*

*DON JUAN REHEARSAL*

*DON JUAN*

*THE POINT OF NO RETURN*

*DOWN ONCE MORE/TRACK DOWN THIS MURDERER*

*LEARN TO BE LONELY*

FOOTNOTES

*INTRODUCTION*

AUCTIONEER

Sold. Your number, sir? Thank you. Lot 663, then, ladies and gentlemen: a poster from this house's production of "Hannibal" by Chalumeau.  

ASSISTANT

Showing here.

AUCTIONEER

Do I have ten francs? Five then. Five I am bid. Six. Seven. Against you, sir, seven. Eight. Eight once. Selling twice. Sold, to Monsieur Deferre. Thank you very much, sir.

Lot 664, a wooden pistol and three mouse skulls from the 1831 production of "Le bayou du Diable" by Meyerbeer. Ten francs for this. Ten, thank you. Ten francs still. Fifteen, thank you, sir. Fifteen I am bid. Going at fifteen. Your number, sir?

Lot 665, ladies and gentlemen: a papier mâché musical box in the shape of a barrel organ. Attached, the figure of a monkey in Persian robes playing the cymbals. This item, discovered in the vaults of the theater, still in working order.

ASSISTANT

Showing here.

[The musical box is set in motion and plays the Disney logo music.]

AUCTIONEER

May I start at twenty francs? Fifteen, then. Fifteen I am bid. Twenty, sir, thank you. Twenty—

MEG

Twenty-five.

AUCTIONEER

Twenty-five, thank you, madame. Thirty? Selling at thirty, then. Thirty once... twice... sold for thirty francs to the Vicomte de Chagny. Thank you, sir.

RAOUL

[You'll Be In My Heart - Refrain]

Collector's piece indeed

Every detail as she said

Your velvet lining

And your figure of lead

She often spoke of you

No matter what I'd say

When we're all dead, will you

Still play?

AUCTIONEER

Lot 666, then: a chandelier in pieces. Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Disney—a mystery never fully explained. We are told, ladies and gentlemen, that this is the very chandelier which figures in the famous disaster. Our workshops have restored it and fitted up parts of it with wiring for the new electric light, so that we may get a hint of what it may look like when reassembled. Perhaps we may frighten away the ghost of so many years ago with a little illumination. Gentlemen?

[Overture...?]

*HANNIBAL*

[Deliver Us]

MEN'S CHORUS

With the song of Carthage on our trumpets

With the beat of the march on our drums

Romans now, hear our sound

Hark our step upon the ground

We condemn

You will tremble

The trumpets sound!

Hear the drums

We shake the ground!

As we come

To save our home from your spear, sword, and lance

Victorious

We shall be should you fight us

With Hannibal, you don't stand a chance...

ELISSA (CARLOTTA)

My friends, set your eyes upon this prize

It's a sign to realize:

Our saviors have returned

And they have delivered us! [begins vocalizing]

GIRL'S CHORUS

We celebrate

All tonight

Commemorate

With delight

The bonds of slavery were denied their chance

ALL

We celebrate

Hannibal's return to us!

Don't hesitate

To enjoy the dance

HANNIBAL (PIANGI)

Sad to discover

At homecoming time

The threat posed by Roma's grasping reach

REYER [interrupting after Piangi's "Roma" mistake]

Gentlemen, gentlemen...

LEFEVRE

Rehearsals, as you see, are under way, for a new production of Chalumeau's "Hannibal".

REYER

Monsieur Lefevre, I am rehearsing.

LEFEVRE

Monsieur Reyer, Madame Giry, ladies and gentlemen,

Please if I could have your attention, thank you.

As you know, for some weeks there have been rumours of my imminent retirement.

I can now tell you that these were all true—

CARLOTTA

Ah-ha!

LEFEVRE

—and it is my pleasure to introduce you to the two gentlemen who now own the Opera Disney: Monsieur Richard Firmin and Monsieur Gilles Andre.

I'm sure you have read of their recent fortune amassed in the junk business.

ANDRE

Scrap metal, actually.

CHORUS GIRL [whispering to another]

They must be rich.

FIRMIN

And we are deeply honored to introduce our new patron,

ANDRE

The Vicomte de Chagny.

CHRISTINE [whispering to MEG]

It's Raoul. Before my father died at the house by the sea,

I guess you could say we were childhood sweethearts. He called me Little Lotte.

MEG [whispering to CHRISTINE]

Christine, he's so handsome.

RAOUL

My parents and I are honored to support all the arts, especially the world-renowned Opera Disney.

LEFEVRE

Vicomte, gentlemen, Signora Carlotta Giudicelli, our leading soprano for five seasons.

PIANGI

Brava! Brava!

LEFEVRE

Signor Ubaldo Piangi.

RAOUL

An honor, signor. I believe I am keeping you from your rehearsal.

I will be here this evening to share in your great triumph. My apologies, monsieur.

REYER

Thank you, monsieur le Vicomte!

Once more if you please, signora.

CARLOTTA

He loves me. He loves me. Love me, love me, love me.

CHRISTINE

He wouldn't recognize me.

MEG

He didn't see you.

GIRY

If you please, monsieur.

[The ballet continues while they step aside to watch.]

We take particular pride in the excellence of our ballet, monsieur.

ANDRE

I see why, especially that little blond angel.

GIRY

My daughter, Meg Giry.

FIRMIN

And that exceptional beauty, no relation, I trust?

GIRY

Christine Daaé. Promising talent, Monsieur Firmin, very promising.

ANDRE

Daaé, did you say? No relation to the famous Swedish violinist?

GIRY

His only child. Orphaned at 7 when she came to live and train in the ballet dormitories.

FIRMIN

An orphan, you say?

GIRY

I think of her as a daughter also. Gentlemen, if you would kindly step to one side.

CHORUS

[final lines of Deliver Us]

You'll know it's us

By the trumpets of elephants!

When you hear our sound, then you will tremble

Now hear the drums! Here comes Hannibal!

CARLOTTA [speaking, frustrated]

All day!

All they want is the dancing!

LEFEVRE

Well, the Vicomte is very excited about tonight's gala.

CARLOTTA

A-ha-ha, allora, allora, allora.

I hope he is as excited about dancing girls as your new managers,

Because I will not be singing!

Andiamo, tutti! No, it's finito, finished. Get my doggy, bring my doggy, bye-bye.

ANDRE

What do we do?

LEFEVRE

Grovel. Grovel, grovel.

FIRMIN

Right.

ANDRE

Principessa! Bella diva!

CARLOTTA

Sì! Sì! Sì!

FIRMIN

Goddess of song!

CARLOTTA

È vero.

ANDRE

Monsieur Reyer, isn't there a rather marvelous aria for Elissa in Act 3 of "Hannibal"?

FIRMIN

Perhaps the signora—

CARLOTTA

Yes, yes, yes, ma no!

Cause I have not my costume for Act 3, because somebody not finish it!

And I hate my hat!

FIRMIN

But, I wonder, signora, as a personal favor, if you'll oblige us with a private rendition?

Unless, of course, Monsieur Reyer objects?

CARLOTTA

No, aspetta, aspetta.

If my managers command...

Monsieur Reyer?

REYER

If my diva commands?

CARLOTTA

Yes, I do. Everybody, very quiet!

ANDRE

Monsieur Lefevre, why exactly are you retiring?

LEFEVRE

My health.

ANDRE

I see.

REYER

Signora?

CARLOTTA

Maestro.

*THINK OF ME*

[When You Believe]

CARLOTTA [an octave higher]

Think of me someday

Long after we have said farewell

Reminisce but now and then

Please promise me you'll try

Our love was not unchanged—

[a piece of scenery falls and knocks Carlotta over, pinning her to the stage.]

REYER

Oh my god, Signora!

CARLOTTA

I hate you!

Lift it up!

MEG

He's here. The Phantom of the Disney.

LEFEVRE

Signora, are you alright? Buquet, for God's sake, man, what is going on up there?

BUQUET

Please, monsieur, don't look at me. As God's my witness, I was not at my post.

Please, monsieur, there's no one there. Or if there is, well then... It must be a ghost.

ANDRE

Signora, these things do happen.

CARLOTTA

For the past three years, "these things do happen." And did you stop them from happening? No!

[To ANDRE and FIRMIN] And you two! You are as bad as him! "These things do happen"? Ugh! Until you stop these things from happening, this thing does not happen! Ubaldo! Andiamo! Bring my doggy and my boxy!

PIANGI

Amateurs.

CARLOTTA

Bye-bye, ciao! Now you see, bye-bye, I'm really leaving.

LEFEVRE

Gentlemen, good luck. If you need me, I shall be in Australia.

ANDRE

Signora Giudicelli, she will be coming back, won't she?

GIRY

You think so, monsieur? I have a message, sir, from the Disney ghost.

FIRMIN

Oh, God in heaven, you're all obsessed.

GIRY [reading]

He welcomes you to his opera house—

FIRMIN

"His" opera house?

GIRY

—and commands that you continue to leave Box Five empty for his use, and reminds you that his salary is due.

FIRMIN

His salary?

GIRY

Well, Monsieur Lefevre used to give him 20,000 francs a month.

FIRMIN

20,000 francs?!

GIRY

Perhaps you can afford more with the Vicomte as your patron?

FIRMIN

Madame, I had hoped to make that announcement public tonight when the Vicomte was to join us for the gala. But obviously, [rips the note in two] we shall now have to cancel as it appears we have lost our star!

ANDRE

Surely there must be an... understudy!

REYER

Understudy?

There is no understudy for La Carlotta!

FIRMIN

A full house, Andre! We shall have to refund a full house!

GIRY

Christine Daaé could sing it, sir.

ANDRE

What, a chorus girl? Don't be silly!

GIRY

She has been taking lessons from a great teacher.

ANDRE

Who?

CHRISTINE

I don't know his name, monsieur.

GIRY

Let her sing for you, monsieur. She has been well taught.

ANDRE

All right. Come on. Don't be shy. Just... Just...

REYER

From the beginning of the aria, then please, mademoiselle.

FIRMIN

Andre, this is doing nothing for my nerves.

ANDRE

Well, she's very pretty.

CHRISTINE

[When You Believe]

Think of me someday

Long after we have said farewell

Reminisce but now and then

Please promise me you'll try

Our love was not unchanged

As though we could e'er be so still

We were moving mountains when

They stood up in our way

Think of the miracles we've shared and seen

Though love may fail, it never dies

And when you wish again your heart be free

Remember me

Whene'er you find

Some time to think of me

[She continues in the live performance in full costume]

Think of what we'd say

In case we’d ever meet again

Imagine me imagine you

While silently resigned

Or think of how I'll wake

With gloomy thoughts I can't explain

Imagine how I'd seek the strength

To put you from my mind

Think of the many things I shared with you

Don't think of how it might have been.

Look back on all those times when love was true.

There'll never be

A day so blue

When I won't think of you!

RAOUL [repeating the refrain]

Is that a girl I know? Is that Christine?

[speaking] Bravo!

Though last we spoke, so long ago

How young and innocent, we were pristine

Yet she may not

Remember me

But I recall Christine.

CHRISTINE [final refrain]

We made some memories, so never fear

Though flowers fade, and seasons pass

Who knows what memories we'll have next year?

I'll hold these dear

And all I ask:

Please swear you'll think

[Vocalizes at many different pitches]

Of me!

*ANGEL OF MUSIC*

PHANTOM

Brava, brava, bravissima...

MEG

Christine, Christine...

PHANTOM [echoing]

Christine...

MEG

[Colors Of The Wind (including intro)]

Where in the world were you hiding?

For your voice was so fantastic,

You really were perfect!

But still I cannot see

How you learned so speedily

Who is this secret tutor I don't know?

CHRISTINE

I don't know...

My father spoke of some angel of music

I used to dream that someday he'd appear

But I now know he's here, an unseen genius

As I sing, I can sense him, and he's near

MEG

I think, Christine, you must have still been dreaming

Stories like this one simply can't come true

Today, Christine, you're talking much in riddles

And it's more unlike you than I ever knew

CHRISTINE

Have you ever heard your name called in an empty room

Or been critiqued by spirits while you sing?

Either they are only voices I imagine

Or an angel deigns to teach me everything

Oh, an angel came to teach me everything

MEG [skip to "How high"]

How white your face suddenly grows!

And your hands, Christine, have become so cold!

CHRISTINE

Must I always hear my name called in an empty room

No matter whether loud or soft I sing

Angel, grant me all your glory, faith, and wisdom

Angel, hide no longer, teach me in person

Oh, he's with me even now

And it frightens me somehow

MEG

Don't be frightened of what only was the wind

*LITTLE LOTTE*

ANDRE

A tour de force! No other way to describe it!

FIRMIN

What a relief! Not a single refund!

MME. FIRMIN

Greedy.

ANDRE

Richard, I think we've made quite a discovery in Miss Daaé!

FIRMIN (to RAOUL, indicating CHRISTINE's dressing room)

Here we are, Monsieur le Vicomte.

RAOUL

Gentlemen, if you wouldn't mind, this is one visit I should prefer to make unaccompanied.

[He takes the champagne from FIRMIN.]

ANDRE

As you wish, monsieur.

FIRMIN

They appear to have met before...

RAOUL

Christine Daaé, where is your scarf?

CHRISTINE

Monsieur?

RAOUL

You can't have lost it. After all the trouble I took. I was just fourteen and soaked to the skin...

CHRISTINE

Because you had run into the sea to fetch my scarf. Oh, Raoul. So it is you!

RAOUL

Christine.

[They embrace and laugh. She moves away and sits at her dressing table.]

RAOUL

[Once Upon A Dream]

Li'l Lotte

She let her mind wander in daydream

CHRISTINE [speaking]

You remember that, too...

RAOUL

Li'l Lotte

Thought: Am I fonder of dolls

BOTH

or goblins or shoes?

RAOUL [speaking]

Those picnics in the attic...

CHRISTINE [speaking]

Father playing the violin...

RAOUL [speaking]

As we read to each other dark stories of the North...

CHRISTINE [Once Upon a Dream - Final Refrain]

What's best, Lotte said

The Angel of Music in my dreams

Asleep in my bed

BOTH

Sing songs in my head

I knew you at once

The way it was once

Upon a dream

[speaking]

RAOUL

You sang like an angel tonight.

CHRISTINE

Father said, "When I'm in heaven, child, I will send the Angel of Music to you." Well, father is dead, Raoul, and I have been visited by the Angel of Music.

RAOUL

No doubt of it.  And now we go to supper.

CHRISTINE

No, Raoul, the Angel of Music is very strict.

RAOUL

Well, I shan't keep you up late!

CHRISTINE

No, Raoul...

RAOUL

You must change. I'll order my carriage. Two minutes, Little Lotte.

[He hurries out]

CHRISTINE

Raoul, wait! ...Things have changed, Raoul.

*THE MIRROR*

PHANTOM

[Reflection]

Insolence!

This slave of fashion, with empty praise,

basking in your glory!

Ignorance!

Why let him share my triumph?

CHRISTINE

Angel please

My soul was weak, please stay by my side

Enter now at last, Master!

PHANTOM

Know me, my flattering child

You shall see why I hide

Look at your reflection

I am there, inside!

CHRISTINE

Angel, my friend and guide

Hide no more, come inside!

Angel, won't you—

PHANTOM

[Trust In Me]

Come to me, trust in me

I'm your angel, come to me...

RAOUL [speaking]

Whose is that voice? Who is that in there?

PHANTOM

Slip into secret sanctum

Step into silver mist

Slowly and surely your senses

Will cease to resist

Come to me, trust in me

Take my hand and come with me...

*PHANTOM OF THE OPERA*

CHRISTINE

[Under The Sea]

In sleep he was always singing

In my dreams he often came

That voice which so softly called me

And sweetly pronounced my name

But do I yet dream still further?

I can't tell if this is real

Such fantastic things surround me

For I find the Phantom's here (WALL STATUE: oh no!)

Inside my mind

Inside my mind

(How) else to explain

(This) hidden terrain

I suddenly find

Up in the light he'll hear me pray

Into the dark he'll lead the way

But how do I fathom

The sight of the Phantom

Inside my mind

PHANTOM

Sing once more again with me now

Take part in our strange duet

Notice that my power o'er you

Is growing still stronger yet

And although you turn away so

You can take a look around

As your eyes search for the Phantom

Guess where he is gonna be found (oh yes)

Inside your mind

Inside your mind

BOTH

My/your composition

Your/my best rendition

In one combined!

CHRISTINE

Those who see you draw back in fear

I am your mask—

PHANTOM

—it's me they hear

CHRISTINE

I see your spirit

I can still hear it

Inside my mind (PHANTOM: Inside your mind)

PHANTOM

Inside your mind (CHRISTINE: Inside my mind)

BOTH

Now we go down

Far deep underground

To where night is blind

PHANTOM

In all your fantasies you knew,

Man and myst'ry—

CHRISTINE

—both in you!

PHANTOM

Is it not pleasant?

Phantom is present

Inside your mind

[CHRISTINE starts to vocalize]

PHANTOM

Sing now my angel

Show me your range'll

Reach that high E

Vocalize higher

Down to the wire

Another octave

Is your objective

Yeah if you wanna

Be lead soprana

Sing it for me!

[CHRISTINE hits E6]

[Part Of Your World]

I have brought you down to music's throne

Into the kingdom where all pay homage

You have come here because

Well, I just need your... voice!

Down in the dark, here where I think,

E'er since that day I first heard you sing

Sing and serve me

Need you to be

Part of my world

*MUSIC OF THE NIGHT*

PHANTOM

[Beauty and the Beast]

Night-time sharpening

Stirring fantasy

Heightens ev'ry sense

Lowers your defense

Unexpectedly

[first stanza of Beauty and the Beast repeats]

Splendor of the night

Grasp it in your hands

Turn your face away

(From) garish light of day

Give it not a glance

Turn your thoughts away

(From) cold unfeeling light

Listen to the part

Playing in your heart

Music of the night

[A Whole New World]

Now be closing your eyes

Yield to dreams that are darkest

Tell me, Christine, now when last

Did you let your soul take flight?

So close your eyes

Allow your spirit to fly free

Know that until it soars

Your life’s a chore

So purge all thoughts of how it used to be

[Beauty and the Beast]

Music all around

Feel its soft caress

Hear it closing in

(Em)brace it from within

Secretly possess

Open up your mind

(Your) fantasies unwind

(In) darkness which you know

That you can't oppose

Music of the night

[A Whole New World]

I can open your mind

Start a journey of wonder

Through the darkness, and underneath

This op'ra house of mine

A strange new world

Leave ev'rything you knew to be

And once you free your soul—

It longs to soar—

Only then can you belong to me

[Beauty and the Beast]

Floating, falling down

(In)toxicating sound

Touch me, don't just stare

Trust me if you dare

Savor what you feel

Let the dream begin

(Your) darker side, give in

(To the) power of my rhyme

Now and for all time

Music of the night

[The PHANTOM reveals the bridal doll made in her likeness and she faints. He carries her to the bed.]

You alone are right

Help my song take flight

Music of the night

[speaking as he tucks her in]

Under the covers with you now, miss, it's past your bedtime.

*MAGICAL LASSO*

BUQUET

[Cruella De Vil]

Parchment for his skin

A hole for his nose

All innocent women

Had better suppose

You'd best keep your guard up and on your toes

He'll catch you, his magic lasso

GIRY

When those who speak of what they know, find (too late)

That prudent silence would make them more wise

I can't believe your gall

Can you hold your tongue at all? [She slaps him]

Keep your hand at level with your eyes!

*I REMEMBER/STRANGER THAN YOU DREAMT IT*

CHRISTINE

[Heaven's Light - Verses 3+4]

I suddenly remember a mist around me

A man, a boat, a lake, a night that lasts

Or did I dream that he

Serenaded me

And left me questions I must ask:

Who was the shape in that darkness?

Whose is the face inside the mask?

PHANTOM

[Hellfire - Refrain]

Damn you, Christine Daaé!

You prying

Pandora

(See) the mark upon my skin

You lying

Delilah

(Saw) a sight you can't rescind

God have mercy on you

God have mercy on me...

[Jack's Lament - Verse 3 + Refrain]

Is it stranger here than in your worst fear

Can you even bear to look at this nightmare

This scarred FREAK that burns in hell

Yet yearns for heaven secretly, Christine.

But fear can turn to love, you'll see

The man behind the dark shadow

This gruesome beast who secretly dreams

Of beauty that I've never known

[speaking]

Come, we must return. Those two fools who run my theatre will be missing you.

*NOTES*

FIRMIN

[Belle]

Opera

Not a quiet business

Ev'ry day

Some new troubles seen

Printed news

Talk of ev'ry scandal

They all seem to say

[looking through many newspaper articles about the Populaire]

Christine! Christine! Christine! Christine!

"A mystery after the gala open"

Oh well, at least the seats were full

The baffled Sûreté say

That they do suspect foul play

First Carlotta, now Christine—

ANDRE

It's damnable!

FIRMIN

Good morning, Andre.

ANDRE

And will they all walk out, today?

FIRMIN

Please don't shout.

The scandals give us some free publicity

The take is vast, Andre, have you not seen the—

ANDRE

No cast! Firmin!

And these notes?

What of them?

It says, "Dear Andre what a charming gala

Christine enjoyed a great success

We were hardly so bereft

When Carlotta up and left

But the dancing was a lamentable mess"

FIRMIN

"My dear Firmin, here's just a brief reminder

My salary has not been paid

Send it care of Opera Ghost

By the quick return of post

Note: it's better if my orders are obeyed"

ANDRE

The gall!

FIRMIN

The guts!

BOTH

Who could have sent this?

ANDRE

Puerile!

FIRMIN

Pure what?

ANDRE

Puerile brain

FIRMIN

It's signed "O.G."

ANDRE

And he wants money

BOTH

He must be nothing short of quite insane!

ANDRE

Monsieur.

RAOUL

Good morning.

I've come to inquire about our soprano.

ANDRE

You mean Carlotta?

RAOUL

No, I mean Miss Daaé.

Have you seen her recently?

FIRMIN (laughing)

Not since yesterday.

RAOUL

And this note,

Who sent it? Did you?

ANDRE

Course not!

FIRMIN

What's all this nonsense?

RAOUL

What, it's not familiar?

Implied threats, vague references, left unsigned, mentions Miss Daaé—

FIRMIN

We're in the dark just as much, you know.

RAOUL

Monsieur!

FIRMIN

Let's see it.

RAOUL

Well, here then.

If it wasn't you...

ANDRE

"Please have no fear for Disney's Christine Daaé

And if it isn't clear what for,

Well, the Music Angel brings

Christine beneath his wings

Make no attempt to see her anymore."

CARLOTTA

Oh, you’re infuriating!

Get your precious patron; where is he?

Here, I have brought your letter

And I most resent the awful things you said to me

RAOUL

"Your days at Opera Disney now are numbered

Tonight Miss Daaé takes your place

But if you steal her song

Be prepared, it will go wrong

There will be a great disaster here

Yes, something bad will happen here

Misfortune, shame, and worse yet, much disgrace."

ANDRE/FIRMIN

Too many notes beyond my upper limit

And most of them about Christine

All we've heard of since we came

Are renditions of her name

GIRY [interrupts, speaking]

Miss Daaé has returned.

ANDRE [still singing]

Is her midnight oil well and truly burned?

FIRMIN [glares at ANDRE, then speaks]

Where precisely is she now?

GIRY

I thought it best if she went home.

MEG

She needed rest.

RAOUL

May I see her?

GIRY

No, monsieur, she will see no one.

CARLOTTA

Will she sing?

Will she sing?

GIRY

Here, I have a note.

ANDRE/FIRMIN/RAOUL/CARLOTTA

Ugh.

FIRMIN

Please!

"Gentlemen, I have now sent you several notes of the most amiable nature, detailing how my theatre is be to run. You have not followed my instructions."

FIRMIN/PHANTOM

"I shall give you one last chance..."

PHANTOM

[Belle]

Christine Daaé is once more there beside you

Give her a role that needs appeal

In the new show for the stage

Cast Carlotta as the page

Miss Daaé shall be the countess

The page's role is quite soundless

Which makes my casting, in a word... ideal.

[speaking]

I shall watch the performance from my normal seat in Box Five, which will be kept empty for me. Should these commands be ignored, a disaster beyond your imagination will occur.

FIRMIN [speaking]

"I remain, gentlemen, your obedient servant. O.G."

CARLOTTA

Christine!

FIRMIN

What next?

CARLOTTA

A ploy!

FIRMIN

Insane—

CARLOTTA

I know who sent this!

ANDRE

This changes nothing!

CARLOTTA

Vicomte!

RAOUL [scoffing]

Indeed!

FIRMIN

Signor—!

ANDRE

A joke

CARLOTTA

He's her lover!

RAOUL

Can you believe this?

FIRMIN

The man—

ANDRE

We don't—

FIRMIN

—is mad!

ANDRE

—take orders.

FIRMIN

Miss Daaé's the page

The silent role

ANDRE

You're our star!

And always will be!

CARLOTTA

It's useless trying to ingratiate me!

You're only saying this to placate me!

[She opens the doors and is confronted by the CROWD who press forward]

CROWD

Christine? Christine? Christine! Christine! Christine! Christine!

[The doors are shut, keeping them out.]

*PRIMA DONNA*

ANDRE

Your public needs you!

FIRMIN

We need you, too!

[Gaston]

CARLOTTA

What for? You've your ingenue—I'm replaced!

ANDRE

Who, her? Never!

FIRMIN

Signora, no, the world wants you forever!

ANDRE

(Si)gnora, the world wants to see you perform

ANDRE

(Don't) quit when they're shouting your name!

ANDRE

Every girl here'd love to be your support

ANDRE

With prima donna on stage

FIRMIN

There's no one in town as admired as you

FIRMIN

You're everyone's dream by and by

FIRMIN

Everyone's awed and inspired by you

FIRMIN

And it's not very hard to see why...

[waves at Andre to come up with something]

ANDRE

No... one... sings like you do

ANDRE

Draws a crowd like you do

FIRMIN

No one belts out the words quite as loud as you do

ANDRE

For there's no voice in town half as soulful

ANDRE

Perfect, a pure paragon!

FIRMIN

You can ask any opera mogul

FIRMIN

And they'll tell you which star they'd prefer to put on

ANDRE/FIRMIN

No one's been like you have

ANDRE/FIRMIN

Our linchpin like you have

ANDRE

No one's memorized all Lohengrin like you have!

CARLOTTA

Well, it's true that I have no contemporary

ANDRE/FIRMIN

Sing, prima donna, once more!

RAOUL

Christine's angel...

GIRY

She heard his voice

CARLOTTA

You'll sing once again to unending applause!

ANDRE/FIRMIN

No one's snubbed much as you

ANDRE/FIRMIN

But your public needs you

FIRMIN

And just think of your fans all lined up in the queue!

MEG

Is this Phantom an angel or madman?

CARLOTTA

For my limelight I must be prepared!

RAOUL

To the orders and warnings and demands:

RAOUL

Denied!

CARLOTTA

And please take care when brushing my lustrous hair!

ANDRE/FIRMIN

No one's fit like you are

ANDRE/FIRMIN

Full of wit as you are

ANDRE

No one's as unafraid to admit that you are

CARLOTTA

I'm especially good at my modulating! [vocalizes a high trill]

ANDRE/FIRMIN

...no less from our star!

ANDRE

Well, you'd not believe that a diva'd relieve

ANDRE

For a novice who beds the patron

FIRMIN

You'd not get away with all this in a play

FIRMIN

But it's perfect in a foreign tongue!

ANDRE/FIRMIN

No one's righter than you

ANDRE/FIRMIN

For the scripts that we do

FIRMIN

For the parts can't be written much higher than you

CARLOTTA

I'll sing encores without any hesitating!

GIRY

Heaven help those, who decide to oppose

CARLOTTA

And then think it once more, their undying support!

MEG

He will strike here again—

RAOUL

—the Box Five game begins!

ALL

Light the stage with that age-old rapport!

ANDRE/FIRMIN

There's just one voice in town who's got all of it down!

ALL

Sing, prima donna... once more!

*POOR FOOL/IL MUTO*

CONFIDANTE

[It's Tough To Be A God]

They say this youthful gentleman

Has put our Madame in a spin

But if His Lordship knew, God save her soul.

FOP 1

Julia, what are you talking about?

His Lordship sure would die of shock

FOP 2

His Lordship is a laughingstock!

ALL THREE

This faithless lady has no sense of shame

(Sense of shame, sense of shame, and she's to blame.)

[The curtain opens on COUNTESS and SERAFIMO pretending to kiss.]

Oh my God!

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA) [speaking]

Serafimo, your disguise is perfect.

[A knock at the door]

Who can this be?

DON ATTILIO (PIANGI)

Gentle wife, admit your loving husband.

ANDRE [to FIRMIN]

That's exactly the sort of thing the public loves.

DON ATTILIO (PIANGI)

[It's Tough To Be A God]

My love, I'm called away

For affairs that cannot wait

(I) must say goodbye to you and your new maid

[aside] Though I'd happily take the maid with me.

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA)

[aside] The old fool is leaving!

ANDRE

It's the Countess de Charbourg. She's invited us to her salon, you know.

FIRMIN

Nothing like that ever happened to us in the junk business.

ANDRE

Scrap metal.

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA)

Serafimo, away with this pretense!

You cannot speak, but kiss me in my husband's absence.

[It's Tough To Be A God]

Poor fool, he makes me laugh

With my better better-half

(I'd) be mortified if he knew it's a sham! [laughs]

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA)/CHORUS

Poor fool, he doesn't know!

If he knew, he'd never go!

PHANTOM [speaking]

Did I not instruct that Box Five was to be kept empty?

MEG [backstage]

He's here, the Phantom of the Disney...

CHRISTINE

It's him.

CARLOTTA

Your part is silent, little toad!

PHANTOM

A toad, madame? Perhaps it is you who are the toad...

CARLOTTA

Mi scusi, mi scusi.

Maestro, da capo, por favore.

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA)

Serafimo, away with this pretense!

You cannot speak, but kiss me in my [belch]

REYER [attempting to control the orchestra members]

Gentlemen, please, please.

COUNTESS (CARLOTTA)

[It's Tough To Be A God]

Poor fool, he makes me laugh

With my lustful, better [belch]

[belches more while the audience laughs]

[screaming] Mother!

ANDRE

Bring the curtain in, please, will you?

FIRMIN

Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize.

The performance will continue in 10 minutes' time, when the role of the countess will be played by Miss Daaé.

Thank you.

Until then, we would crave your indulgence for a few moments.

ANDRE

Meanwhile we'd like to give you the ballet from Act 3 of tonight's opera.

REYER

What?

ANDRE

Maestro, the ballet, please bring it forward.

FIRMIN

Thank you!

[The ballet is to the tune of Once Upon A December]

[During the ballet, BUQUET runs into the PHANTOM in the catwalks and is throttled and hung onstage.]

RAOUL

Are you alright?

CHRISTINE

Raoul, we're not safe here.

FIRMIN

Ladies and gentlemen, please remain in your seats.

Do not panic. It's simply an accident. An accident.

*WHY HAVE YOU BROUGHT ME HERE*

[Something There]

RAOUL

Why are we here? We must return.

CHRISTINE

His eyes will find us there inside, those eyes that burn!

CHRISTINE

We can't go back or he'll kill you!

RAOUL

Christine, don't say or even think it, it's untrue!

CHRISTINE

If he must kill a thousand men

CHRISTINE

The phantom will not hesitate to kill again!

RAOUL

Forget this hell, it isn't real

RAOUL

The phantom's tale has now for me lost all appeal!

CHRISTINE

Who is this man...

RAOUL

Who is this man...

CHRISTINE

...who hunts to kill?

RAOUL

...this mask of death?

CHRISTINE

I can't escape from him, perhaps I never will!

RAOUL

It's so peculiar—

RAOUL

I cannot see

RAOUL

I cannot guess

RAOUL

Whose is this voice you hear along your ev'ry breath?

BOTH

And, deep inside this labyrinth

Where the daylight fails and night is blind,

The Phantom of the Disney

He is always/only with me/you somewhere deep inside my/your mind

RAOUL

There is no phantom haunting Disney after all.

CHRISTINE

[Part Of Your World]

Raoul, I've been there, in darkness untold

How many wonders could one cavern hold?

(A) world where the daylight dissolves

As darkness eats everything...

Raoul, I've seen him; I’ll never forget it.

Can I ever escape from that face?

It was so distorted... so misshapen...

It hardly... was a face, anymore

[A Whole New World - Refrain]

But then his voice

It filled my spirit with sweet sounds

With music in my mind

My soul did fly

I heard as though I'd never heard before

RAOUL

(What) you heard was just a dream and nothing more...

CHRISTINE

[Feed The Birds - Refrain]

All his words were simple yet strong

Yet in his eyes, the grief of the world

Pleading eyes, (that) withering gaze

Threatens, beckons, mourns, and adores...

RAOUL

Christine, Christine...

PHANTOM

Christine...

*ALL I ASK OF YOU*

RAOUL

[Can You Feel The Love Tonight]

No more talk of darkness

Forget these wide-eyed fears

With me here now, beside you on the roof,

My words will calm you, too

Let me be your freedom

Let daylight dry your tears

I'm here, beside you, to guard and guide you

Because I'm here for you

CHRISTINE

Say you love me here and now

And talk of summer, too

Promise me, you’ll love me evermore

That's all I ask of you

RAOUL

Let me be your shelter

Let me be your light

You're safe with me, no one will find you

Leave all your fears behind

CHRISTINE

All I want is freedom

A world with no more night

And you will be always beside me

To hold me and to hide

RAOUL

Then share with me one love for life

And end your solitude

Where e'er you go, please let me go with you

That's all I ask of you

CHRISTINE

Share with me one love for life

Raoul, just say the word

Share each day, each night, and each morning

And I will follow you

So say you feel the love tonight

RAOUL

Don't you know I do

It's enough

BOTH

If you will love me, too

That's all I ask of you

[they kiss]

If you go, then let me go with you

That's all I ask of you

[speaking]

CHRISTINE

I must go, they'll wonder where I am

Come with me Raoul...

RAOUL

Christine, I love you...

CHRISTINE

[Can You Feel The Love Tonight]

Order your fine horses

Be with them at the door

RAOUL

And soon you will be sitting at my side

CHRISTINE

You'll guard me and you'll guide...

*ALL I ASK OF YOU (REPRISE)*

PHANTOM

[Be Prepared]

I gave you the music within me

Then I made you the star of the stage

And now you deny and betray me

I cannot hold back all my rage

It's certain he'd become enamored

Whenever he first heard you sing

[breaks out of song]

Christine!

CHRISTINE and RAOUL (distant)

[Can You Feel The Love Tonight]

Then share with me one love for life

If you just say the word

Share each day, each night, and each morning

PHANTOM (climbs the statue and screams into the sky)

[Be Prepared]

But the wrath of the Phantom you dared!

Be prepared!

[END OF ACT I]

*MASQUERADE*

[Carrying the Banner]

FIRMIN

M'sieur Andre!

ANDRE

Firmin, my partner!

FIRMIN

This party's splendid, I'm impressed

ANDRE

It's the prologue to (a) bright new year

FIRMIN

Yeah, it's quite a night!

ANDRE

Well, one does one's best!

MASK 1

So there's a prince and there's a pauper

MASK 2

And almost ev'ry kind of beast

MASK 3

See that queen, priest, clown, and barber?

MASK 4

And guessing who is who's some feat!

ANDRE

Let's raise a toast

FIRMIN

Then here's to us!

ANDRE

To new year's delights!

FIRMIN

What a pity

ANDRE

That the 'Phantom'

FIRMIN

Can't be here tonight!

CHORUS

The masquerade ball

Faces made of paper on parade

A masquerade ball

Ev'ry face another different shade

Hide your face so

(The) world will never find you

No one recognize you

Nor identify you

What a fine ball

Dancing with a mask on unafraid!

PIANGI

And what a crowd this night has brought in

FIRMIN

Now we can breathe real free at last

CARLOTTA

They are watching as we watch them

GIRY

Since all our fears are in the

MEG

Past!

CARLOTTA/PIANGI/FIRMIN/ANDRE/GIRY/MEG

We've had three months of reprieve from

All those goddamn notes!

Boy, ain't silence so relieving;

No more freakin' ghost!

CHORUS

So raise your glass more

Celebrate the coming prosp'rous year

Another toast for

All of our good friends who made it here

MASK 5

I'm no schmoozer

Mingling makes me nervous

Masks give me the courage

CHORUS

Anonymously flourish

What a fine ball

Taking in our brand new chandelier

CARLOTTA

Blessed freedom

No more blackmail to steal my scene

No more phantoms

No more Christine!

[Sung in counterpoint]

CHRISTINE

Secret engagement

Think of it: soon I'll be your bride

Let's not argue

You'll know in time!

RAOUL

Why keep it secret, love?

What are we hiding from?

Christine, you gave me your word

I don't know why you're scared

MASK 6

Three lines is all I got

RAOUL

Don't wanna argue, then

MASK 6

Sure hope the last one's hot

RAOUL

Maybe I'll just pretend

MASK 6

God help me if it's not!

RAOUL

One day I'll understand

MASKS

If I hate my class, oh

I'll wear a new mask so

Harder time guessing me they're gonna

Cause 'til two after midnight

I can have the spotlight

And dance with anyone I wanna

[Sung in counterpoint]

GROUP ONE

Look! The scripts for the new season

You call this shit theatre?

I get better stories

From the urchins on the street

Now with audiences declining

Are the writers even trying?

Tell me, how'm I gonna make ends meet?

GROUP TWO

Splash of puce

Ghoul and goose

So what's your part?

Ace of hearts

Will ya tell me

How'm I gonna make ends meet?

MASKS

We need a good assassination!

We need an earthquake or a war!

PIANGI

How 'bout a crooked politician?

ALL

Hey, Piangi, that ain't opera!

All throughout the op'ra house but

Mostly the Great Hall

We forget the outside world by

Dancing until dawn

[Sung in counterpoint]

GROUP ONE

So we'll be right here

Carrying the chorus through it all

We'll have some fun here

Celebrating with another ball

Til the next show

Practice for auditions

Best the competition

With a new rendition

While we're out here

Dancing with a mask on is the—

GROUP TWO

Look, the guy up on the landing

What mask is he wearing?

I thought your mask was ugly

Yeah, but I'm not one to boast

Did you hear about Joe Buquet?

Heard they judged his death a fluke, eh

I don't think that that's the truth, hey

Could there really be a ghost?

Bought it from a gypsy

Is that color really trending?

Little gossip stays a secret

Wish this party never ending

By the graveyard near the stables

Wait, the guy up on the landing is the—

*WHY SO SILENT*

PHANTOM

[Hellfire (after the first refrain)]

Now, why so silent (CHORUS: it's the Phantom!)

My good messieurs? (it's the Phantom...)

Oh, did you think that I had left you all for good?

(...really is such a Phantom?)

Have you missed me (it's the Phantom!)

And our rapport? (it's the Phantom...)

See, I have written you an op'ra—here's the score

(I was right, there's a Phantom!)

[back to the first stanzas of Hellfire]

At last, "Don Juan, Triumphant!"

My fondest greetings to you all

A few instructions 'ere rehearsal starts

This first for Carlotta

The woman must be taught to act

Without just strutting up and down the stage

Ubaldo Piangi:

Our fine Don Juan must lose some weight

It's quite unhealthy in a man his age

Dear Andre and Firmin:

My so-called managers must learn,

Their place is in an office, not the arts.

[speaking]

And as for our star...

[What's This?]

[about half-speed]

Christine Daaé!

No doubt she'll do her best, they say

Her voice is really good, it's true

But if she should wish to excel do not give up

She simply hasn't learned enough

She knows it, though, she knows it

That there's so much more to learn

From me, her teacher

I'm her teacher

If her pride lets her return—

What... is... this? [He tears off her necklace.]

[speaking]

Your chains are still mine. You will sing for me!

[RAOUL chases him down the trapdoor and GIRY releases him from the trap. He convinces her to tell him what she knows of the PHANTOM...]

*THE TRAVELING CARNIVAL*

GIRY

[Out There]

The world is cruel, I learned much younger

When years ago a trav'ling fair came to the city

They called him 'devil' then

Kept him caged and whipped and starved and beaten

On display for people just to jeer

Who was not surprised when he broke free and ran away from there?

Away to here...

YOUNG PHANTOM

I am deformed (Young Giry: You're not deformed)

And I am ugly (Young Giry: But not that ugly)

And these are crimes for which the world shows little pity

You do not comprehend (Young Giry: I am no pretender)

Out there, they'll revile me as a monster (Young Giry: You're not a monster)

Out there, they will hate and scorn and jeer (Young Giry: They are monsters)

Why accept their hatred and their mob injustice

YOUNG GIRY

(Then) stay in here

Stay quiet for me (Young Phantom: I'm quiet)

Secret for me (Young Phantom: Our secret)

I won't betray, so long as you stay in here

YOUNG PHANTOM

I'll stay in here

GIRY [speaking]

I'd intended to hide him in the basement just for the night, but he found the catacombs...

And he made it... his sanctuary.

(Young Phantom: My... sanctuary...)

YOUNG PHANTOM

Deep below these tunnels and these catacombs of old

List'ning to the people up above sing

Why must I be satisfied with life I live alone

Hung'ring for the love and light they're sharing

Why must I but recognize their voices

Knowing them as they will never know me

Why must I but wonder how it feels to see a play

Not below them, but among them

And up there, living in the dorm

Let me one day up there, all I ask—

The normal world my treasure—up there

Where they all live unaware

What I'd give, what I'd dare

Just to live unmasked up there!

RAOUL [speaking]

And then what happened?

GIRY [speaking]

He was spotted, I presume. Rumors have to start somewhere, monsieur.

All I know is that it did not go well.

YOUNG PHANTOM [back to chorus]

Down here, drowning in despair

Tasted freedom up there, till horror did they find

By looking at me out there

Just one night outside the prison of my mind

So I swear

This won't stand

I'm not scared

I demand

Something fair

Lest I spend my life down here

GIRY [speaking]

He was a genius. Scholar, architect, musician, and inventor! A genius, monsieur, a genius!

RAOUL [speaking]

A murderer, treacher, and liar. Clearly, Madame Giry, genius has turned to madness!

GIRY [speaking]

I... I dare not say any more, monsieur. There have been too many accidents...

*TO THE GRAVEYARD*

CHRISTINE

Monsieur.

DRIVER

Where to, mademoiselle?

CHRISTINE

The cemetery.

[The PHANTOM knocks him out and drives the carriage in his stead.]

CHRISTINE

To my father's grave, please.

RAOUL

Where have they gone?

DRIVER

The cemetery.

CHRISTINE

[Under The Sea]

In sleep he was always singing

In my dreams he often came

That voice which so often called me

And sweetly pronounced my name...

[speaking]

Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing

Her father promised her that he would send her the Angel of Music

Her father promised her…

Her father promised her…

*WISHING YOU WERE SOMEHOW HERE AGAIN*

CHRISTINE

[When You Wish Upon A Star]

You were once all that mattered

Then one day my world shattered

How could I imagine this

Life without you

Wishing you were here again

Wishing you were somehow near

Oft it seemed if I just dreamed

You would be here

Wishing I could hear your voice

Knowing that I never would

Dreams of you won't help me do

All (you) dreamed I could

Passing bells

And angels shaped from stone

Seem to set the wrong tone

You're warm and gentle

Gazing over wasted years

Fighting back my silent tears

When you wish upon a grave

To say goodbye

Teach me how do I forgive

Show me more how I should live

Give me all the strength to try

To say goodbye

*WANDERING CHILD*

PHANTOM

[Reflection]

Look at you,

Wandering child, so lost and helpless

Yearning for my guidance

CHRISTINE

Who are you,

Phantom, father, or my friend?

PHANTOM

Do you see?

That if you have truly forgotten me

It would break your angel's heart

Too long you strayed from me,

Far from my fath'ring gaze

CHRISTINE

How my mind resists you

BOTH

Yet your/the soul obeys

Angel of music, you/I turned away, (from) beauty true

Angel, hide no longer, let me come with you

PHANTOM

[Trust In Me]

Come to me, trust in me

I'm your angel, come to me

[speaking]

RAOUL

No, Christine, wait! Wait!

CHRISTINE

Raoul!

RAOUL

Whatever you believe, this man, this thing is not your father!

[The PHANTOM tries to draw RAOUL into the trap, but CHRISTINE pulls him away.]

PHANTOM

Then let it be war upon you both. I'll have her if I have to burn down all of Paris!

*WE HAVE ALL BEEN BLIND*

RAOUL

[Go The Distance]

We have all been blind

To a simple truth

All along the answer

Has been there in our face

This could be the chance

To ensnare our foe

FIRMIN

Go on—

ANDRE

—we're listening

RAOUL

This is how we'll play our ace

We shall play his game

Don Juan will go the distance

For if Miss Daaé sings

It's certain he'll attend

ANDRE

Ensure the doors are barred

FIRMIN

And the police, on guard

RAOUL

We will see the curtain fall

RAOUL/ANDRE/FIRMIN

And then his reign will end!

*TWISTED EVERY WAY*

CHRISTINE

[How Far I'll Go - final refrain]

O-oh, Raoul, please don't ask this of me; it scares me

For no one knows, how far he'll go

If we fail, if this plan goes awry then he'll take me

[like line 2]

And you must know... he won't let go

[Once Upon A Dream (Maleficent) - final refrain]

(So) now I dread

Precisely what once I used to dream

It'll never end

His voice in my head

He'll always be there

The way he was once

Upon a dream...

RAOUL

[Feed The Birds - refrain]

You said yourself he was simply a man

Yet while he lives, he'll haunt us to death...

CHRISTINE

[I See The Light]

All those days, thinking him an angel

All those years, learning under him

All that time, never even knowing

Just how blind I've been

Now I'm here, twisted for an answer:

(Be)tray the man, (who) once inspired my voice?

Sitting here, it's oh so clear

I don't have any choice!

For he murders all that's good

As he kills without a question

And oh God, if I so choose

Then what horrors wait for me?

Yet I know I can't refuse

Or I'd further my oppression

All at once, everything is different

Now that I've seen him

RAOUL

[Gaston]

Don't think I don't care about you, Christine

It hurts me to see you so glum

Our prayers and hopes rest on you now, Christine

Help us to catch the Phantom

*DON JUAN REHEARSAL*

CHORUS

[Everybody Wants To Be A Cat]

Hide your sword away now wounded knight

Your vain gasconnade

Brought you your final fight

CHRISTINE

Tell me!

Silken couches, carriages, and hay-filled barns

Forever have been his battlefield

MEG

They say he'll never lose!

PIANGI

If you tangle with Don Juan

REYER

[speaking]

No, no, no! Please.

Don Juan, Signor Piangi, here is the phrase:

"If you tangle with Don Juan"

If you please?

PIANGI

If you tangle with Don Juan

REYER

No, no. Nearly, but no.

If you tan, tan, tan

PIANGI

If you tangle with Don Juan!

CARLOTTA

His way is better. At least he make it sound like music!

GIRY

Signora, would you speak that way in the presence of the composer?

CARLOTTA

The composer is not here. And if he were here, I would...

GIRY

Are you certain of that, Signora?

REYER

So, once again, after seven.

Five, six, seven...

PIANGI

If you tangle with Don Juan...

CARLOTTA

A più non posso! What does it matter what notes we sing?

GIRY

Have patience, Signora.

CARLOTTA

No-one will know if it is right or if it is wrong.

If you tangle with Don Juan!

PIANGI

If you tan... tan...

Is right?

CHRISTINE

Not quite, Signor:

If you tan... tan...

REYER

Ladies... Signor Piangi... if you please...

*DON JUAN*

PHANTOM

[Almost There]

I hate to have to cut the fun short, but the joke's wearing thin

Plus, my fate is sealed with what's set in motion

And it's almost time, let the audience in

Let my op'ra (be)gin!

CHORUS

[Arabian Nights]

Here the sire serves the dam

Here the master takes meat

And the sacrifice bleats in fright

Come on down, stop on by

Cause you're in for a treat

We've one hella debaucherous night!

CARLOTTA AND CHORUS

The maiden's delight:

On her tongue, stolen sweets

Poor maid, for that thrill

Now you'll pay the bill

Tangled in winding sheets!

Serve the red and the white

Serve the master and when

Plans, tables, and maids

Are all at once laid,

Don Juan wins again!

DON JUAN (PIANGI)

[Friend Like Me (including intro)]

Passarino, soon we'll realize what we've planned here!

So why don't you reiterate, whilst I explicate our clever strategy...

PASSARINO

Well, tonight's young guest believes our roles reversed

I’m the master, and you, the man.

DON JUAN (PIANGI)

And because she'd not seen me when you met

She thinks she dines with her common man

We'll scoff and quaff all of the finest wine

Reducing inhibitions more and more

Til late, we'll steal that which is mine

PASSARINO

And then I come back home and slam the door!

DON JUAN (PIANGI)

And I'll say

"Oh no, my master's home,

You'd best come hide with me,

Somewhere he won't find you,

Like my room!"

PASSARINO

Poor thing never had a chance, did she?

Ho ho ho

DON JUAN (PIANGI)

Here's my hat, cloak, and sword

Her conquest is assured

If I don't forget myself and laugh

PASSARINO

You ain't never had a friend like me

[both laugh]

AMINTA (CHRISTINE)

[Someday My Prince Will Come]

No thoughts, but thoughts of joy

No dreams, but dreams of love

*THE POINT OF NO RETURN*

PASSARINO

Master...

DON JUAN (PHANTOM)

[Kiss The Girl]

Passarino... strings, winds, words

You have come here

To pursue your deepest urge

That our passion fuse and merge

A wish we couldn't yet hear

It's not silent now

Cause you've succumbed somehow

You have decided, sure

What raging fire

Flooding into our soul

Rich desire unlocks its door

Sweet seduction before us!

The point (o') no return,

No backward glances, learn:

Our games are ended, girl

(Join with me now)

Slipping past all thought of "if" or "when"

No use resisting, then

We'll let the dream unfurl

Stepping past the point of no return

And what warm secrets learned

After I kiss the girl?

AMINTA (CHRISTINE)

You have brought me

To just when words slip from reach

To the moment where the speech

Disappears into silence

Already in my mind

I see our bodies entwined

Yes I've decided, sir

Slipping past the point of no return

Our passion-play's begun

No taking back our word

Bursting past all thought of right or wrong

How long before we're one

And toes begin to curl?

Leaving past all thought of stopping now

Don't try to hide it how

You wanna take the girl

BOTH

We've gone past the point of no return

The bridge is crossed and burned

It's time to take the girl

CHORUS [softly]

You gotta take the girl

You wanna take the girl

You gotta take the girl

Go on and take the girl

PHANTOM

[Can You Feel The Love Tonight (refrain)]

Share with me one love for life

End my solitude

Anywhere you go, please let me go with you

[speaks] Christine...

That's all I ask of—

[CHRISTINE removes the PHANTOM's mask, revealing to all that he's JUDGE DOOM. He sweeps his cloak around her and they vanish.]

CARLOTTA [discovering PIANGI's corpse]

Piangi, my love! You left before me...

ANDRE

Oh my god!

FIRMIN

We're ruined, Andre. Ruined!

RAOUL

Where did he take her?

GIRY

Come with me, monsieur. I will take you to him.

But remember, keep your hand at the level of your eyes!

MEG

I'll come with you.

GIRY

No, Meg, no! You must stay here.

Come with me, monsieur. Do as I say.

*DOWN ONCE MORE/TRACK DOWN THIS MURDERER*

PHANTOM

[A Whole New World]

Descend once more

Down to the prison of my mind

In this dungeon of despair

There's time to spare

Down that path to darkness deep as hell!

PHANTOM

[Not In Nottingham]

Why, you ask now

Was I chained and bound

In this cold

Dismal underground

Well, not for mortal sin

But my abhorrent face!

Only hounded out, and met with hate

Not many words, and not a one were kind

Often hid the tears I cried

Can't there be some happiness for me?

No, not anywhere...

[speaking]

Christine... Why, why...?

MOB (offstage)

[The Mob Song]

Through the mist

Down the stairs

Through the darkness and the shadows

It's a nightmare but the phantom we must find

Be aware

Of the rope

In the darkness of the dungeon

Keep your hand up at the level of your eyes!

[Onstage, GIRY and RAOUL raise their hands as they hear the MOB.]

GIRY [speaking]

This is as far as I dare go.

RAOUL [speaking]

Thank you.

MOB (offstage)

"Opera Ghost" was a myth

To deceive us

Just a man who would kill

Thoughtlessly

No more tricks

No more notes

He shall swing from gallows

Till he's dead

Good and dead

Kill the Ghost!

[Onstage, RAOUL falls through a trapdoor]

CHRISTINE

[Part Of Your World]

Now comes my turn, thinking the worst

Now that you've slaked at last your bloodthirst

Oh, I can see

Am I to be

Prey to your lust?

PHANTOM

[Jack's Lament]

Long denied the pleasures of the flesh

By the same damn fate where I wallow in blood

(Yea,) I tire of this face, which I thought you understood

This infection you hate, that poisons love for good

[Beauty and the Beast]

A face which only earned

Mother's loathing gaze

My first mask was a rag

Two holes cut in a bag

Wore it everyday

No more useless masks

(My) scarred visage unleashed

Pity comes too late

Turn and face your fate:

Beauty and the Beast!

CHRISTINE

[Feed The Birds]

(This) haunted face spawns horror no more

It's in your soul that distortion has hold

PHANTOM [speaking]

Wait! I think, my dear, we have a guest!

CHRISTINE

Raoul!

PHANTOM

[Arabian Nights]

I had hoped you would come

Down to join in the fun

So this is unsurpassed delight

For I wished you'd stop by

Give her rescue a try

And thus truly, you've made it my night!

RAOUL

[Let It Go]

Let her go, let her go

Do what you like, but let her free

Let her go, let her go

PHANTOM

Your lover's impassioned plea!

RAOUL

Here I stand, just outside the gate!

Show compassion, man

PHANTOM

Compassion's ne'er been shown to me anyway!

RAOUL [speaking]

Please... let me see her.

PHANTOM [speaking]

Be my guest, sir... [He pulls a lever and the gate begins to rise.]

[Be Our Guest]

Be... my... guest! Be my guest!

Put your passion to the test!

Did you think that I would harm her

when it's you who are the pest?

[The PHANTOM flings the Punjab lasso at RAOUL]

Call your horse! Raise your hand!

Will they come upon command?

Down so deep you've only wishes

To go languish with your riches

Face your death, so pristine,

Or be saved by sweet Christine:

[to Christine]

Choose before this noose grows tight around his neck!

Go on and pick your man and

If it's not me then I'll

Kill our guest, kill our guest, kill our guest!

CHRISTINE

[I Won't Say I'm In Love]

The tears I might have shed for your fate

Grow cold and turn to anger

My fallen idol and my false friend

We had such hopes and those hopes are shattered

PHANTOM

Too late for returning

It's too late for prayers and pity

There's no point in fighting

No one coming from the city (RAOUL: Oh nooooooo)

Girl, you can't avoid it

Either way you're choosing

And you cannot (cannot) win

RAOUL

Oh, say you love him

And my life is over

PHANTOM

Spend life with me

Or send him to his grave?

RAOUL

Why make her lie

Just to try to save me?

CHRISTINE

Angel of Music, who deserves this?

I don't believe you'd release me.

My head is screaming, "Get a grip, girl!"

Now that I realize how you deceived me

PHANTOM

You keep on denying

No escape from this decision

Baby I'm not lying

My words never need revision

Face it like a woman

Three hang in the moment

When you got, got, gotta act

RAOUL

Oh, don't throw away

Your life for my sake

PHANTOM

His life, the prize

Realize, you must earn

CHRISTINE

This scene won't play

When will you see reason?

RAOUL

For pity's sake

Don't obey, just say no

PHANTOM

You're out of time

Stop delaying

Here's your deadline

No more playing

RAOUL

You should be free

So strongly have I fought...

CHRISTINE

Oh, I gave my mind

(To) you without any thought...

PHANTOM [speaking]

You try my patience. Make your choice.

CHRISTINE

[Baby Mine]

Poor creature of the dark

How has life, left such a mark?

God give me courage to show

You're not alone, phantom of mine

[she kisses him]

MOB [off stage, but approaching]

[The Mob Song]

He's a beast

One as cruel as a werewolf

We won't rest

Till he's good and deceased

We descend

By torchlight

Armed and ready

For a fight

We'll exterminate the blight!

Track him down

String him up

Far too long we've let him scare us

And we know now that he's there deep down below

For Buquet!

For Piangi!

Let this creature ne'er go free!

We'll cure the murdering disease!

We'll kill the Ghost!

PHANTOM [while the MOB sings in the background]

[Healing Incantation (Tangled)] [50%+ faster]

Take her now and go

(For)get what you have seen

Leave me here alone

Forget what once was mine

Take the boat and hide

Swear you'll never tell

(This) secret that you know

Of the angel in hell

Now go, go now!

PHANTOM (with the music box playing)

[When She Loved Me]

If somebody loved me

My face would be beautiful

No more smothering my feelings

Hiding in a mask

If she loved me

[looks up to see CHRISTINE]

Christine, I love you

[She returns the ring.]

CHRISTINE (distant)

[Can You Feel The Love Tonight]

Then share with me one love for life

RAOUL (distant)

Just say the word

CHRISTINE (distant)

Share each day, each night, and each morning

PHANTOM

[Beauty and the Beast]

You alone were right

(To) make my song take flight

But it's over now

Music of the night!

[credits roll, the full cast comes onstage to take bows, etc]

*LEARN TO BE LONELY*

[I-2-I]

Yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah

The world seems like an ocean

Too hard to swim, afraid that you'll drown

But with the right devotion

You'll glide across and break some new ground

Maybe you'll discover

What you should have known all along!

Yeah. One way or another,

You, on your own, can still be strong!

If you listen to your lonely heart

You'll find you'll never take any part

But maybe life is still worth a try

So get out there and face the world, I 2 I!

So, child of wildernesses,

Don't build that wall too hard to break through.

You'll find your way from darkness

The world out there has arms to hold you.

So you don't have to worry

Step into the great unknown. Oh!

You don't have to be lonely,

Even if you live alone!

(No one's gonna stop you now!)

If you listen to your lonely heart

You'll find you'll never take any part

But maybe life is still worth a try

So get out there and face the world, I 2 I!

(Life is worth seeing, it's worth the try)

(Seeing it's worth the try!)

If you're feeling lonely, STOP!

You don't have to be!

You can be the only

Companion that you ever need

(Take a look inside and see!)

Yeah!

If we listen to our lonely hearts

We'll keep each other too far apart

But maybe love is still worth a try

So get out there and face your life, I 2 I!

(Face the world, I 2 I!)

(Face the world, I 2 I, baby!)

(So get out there!)

(So get out there!)

(I 2 I)

(Live your life, baby!)

(Live your life, I 2 I!)

(YEAH!)

(I 2 I!)


FINAL TALLIES

Song Counts

Intro (1)

Hannibal (1*)

Think Of Me (1*)

Angel of Music (1)

Little Lotte/The Mirror/Angel of Music reprise (3)

Phantom of the Opera (1)

I Have Brought You (1)

Music of the Night (2)

Magical Lasso (1)

I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It (3)

Notes (1)

Prima Donna (1)

Il Muto (1*) [+1* without lyrics]

Why Have You Brought Me Here (2 + 2 repeats)

All I Ask Of You + reprise (2)

Masquerade (1)

Why So Silent (1 + 1 repeat)

The Traveling Carnival (1)

To The Graveyard (1 repeat)

Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (1)

Wandering Child (2 repeats)

We Have All Been Blind (1)

Twisted Every Way (2 + 1 alt + 2 repeats)

Don Juan (5)

The Point of No Return (1)

Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer (8 + 7 repeats)

Learn To Be Lonely (1)

Disney song count: 41 (42)

You'll Be In My Heart, Colors of the Wind, Once Upon A Dream (2 versions), Reflection, Trust In Me, Under The Sea, Part Of Your World, Beauty and the Beast, A Whole New World, Cruella De Vil, Heaven's Light, Hellfire, Jack's Lament, Belle, Gaston, Something There, Feed The Birds, Can You Feel The Love Tonight, Be Prepared, Carrying The Banner, What's This?, Out There, When You Wish Upon A Star, Go The Distance, How Far I'll Go, I See The Light, Everybody Wants To Be A Cat, Almost There, Arabian Nights, Friend Like Me, Someday My Prince Will Come, Kiss The Girl, The Mob Song, Not In Nottingham, Let It Go, Be Our Guest, I Won't Say I'm In Love, Baby Mine, Healing Incantation, When She Loved Me, I 2 I

Disney movie count: 27

Tarzan, Pocahontas, Sleeping Beauty, Mulan, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid (3), Beauty and the Beast (6), Aladdin (3), 101 Dalmatians, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (3), A Nightmare Before Christmas (2), Mary Poppins, The Lion King (2), Newsies, Pinocchio, Hercules (2), Moana, Maleficent, Tangled (2), The Aristocats, The Princess and the Frog, Snow White, Robin Hood, Frozen, Dumbo, Toy Story 2, A Goofy Movie

*Non-Disney songs (movies):

Deliver Us, When You Believe (Prince of Egypt)

It's Tough To Be A God (Road to El Dorado)

Once Upon A December (Anastasia) (used without lyrics)

Total unique songs: 44 (+1 without lyrics)

Total movies: 30

Easter eggs: 7

Copyright 2018 Benjamin S. Wolf