Script of Phantom of the Opera

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SCENE 1
NARRATION..
SCENE 1.1
CARLOTTA (NIEVARES)
Think of me,
think of me fondly,
when we've said
goodbye.
Remember me
once in a while -
please promise me
you'll try.
When you find
that, once
again, you long
to take your heart . . .

(As CARLOTTA((NIEVARES)) is singing a backdrop crashes to the floor cutting her off from half the cast)
MEG/BALLET GIRLS/CHORUS
He's here:
the Phantom of the Opera . . .
He is with us . . .
It's the ghost . . .

PIANGI (CHICO) (looking up, furiously)
You idiots!

(He rushes over to CARLOTTA((NIEVARES)
Cara! Cara! Are you hurt?

LEFEVRE (GACIAS)
Signora! Are you all right? Buquet!
Where is Buquet ?

PIANGI (CHICO)
Is no one concerned for our prima donna?

LEFEVRE(GACIAS)
Get that man down here !
(to ANDRE(AGUSTIN) and FIRMIN)
Chief of the flies. He's responsible for this.

(The drop is raised high enough to reveal upstage an old
stagehand, JOSEPH BUQUET(JOSON), holding a length of rope,
which looks almost like a noose)

LEFEVRE(GACIAS)
Buquet! For God's sake, man, what's going on up there?

BUQUET (JOSON)
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:
and if there is, well
then, it must be a ghost . . .

MEG(CARREON) (looking up)
He's there; the Phantom of the Opera ...

ANDRE (AGUSTIN)
Good heavens!
Will you show a little courtesy?

FIRMIN (PINEDA) (to MEG(CARREON) and the OTHERS)
Mademoiselle, please!

ANDRE(AGUSTIN) (to CARLOTTA)
These things do happen.

CARLOTTA ((NIEVARES))
Si! These things do happen! Well, until you stop these
things happening, this thing does not happen!

Ubaldo! Andiamo!
(PIANGI (CHICO) dutifully fetches her furs from the wings)

PIANGI (CHICO)
Amateurs !

LEFEVRE(GACIAS)
I don't think there's much more to assist you,
gentlemen. Good luck. If you need me, I shall be in
Frankfurt .

(He leaves. The COMPANY looks anxiously at the NEW
MANAGERS)

ANDRE(AGUSTIN)
La Carlotta will be back.

GIRY (DINAMARCA)
You think so, messieurs? I have a message, sir, from the
Opera Ghost.

(The GIRLS twitter and twirl in fear)

FIRMIN((PINEDA)
God in Heaven, you're all obsessed!

GIRY(DINAMARCA)
He merely welcomes you to his opera house and
commands you to continue to leave Box Five empty for
his use and reminds you that his salary is due.

FIRMIN(PINEDA)
His salary?

GIRY(DINAMARCA)
Monsieur Lefevre paid him twenty thousand francs a
month. Perhaps you can afford more, with the Vicomte de
Chagny as your patron.

(Reaction to this from the BALLET GIRLS.
CHRISTINE takes hold of MEG(CARREON) nervously)

ANDRE(AGUSTIN) (to GIRY(DINAMARCA))
Madame, I had hoped to have made that
announcement myself.

GIRY(DINAMARCA) (to FIRMIN(PINEDA))
Will the Vicomte be at the performance tonight,
monsieur?
FIRMIN(PINEDA)
In our box.

ANDRE(AGUSTIN)
Madame, who is the understudy for this role?

REYER(VALENTINO)
There is no understudy, monsieur - the
production is new.

MEG(CARREON)
Christine Daae could sing it, sir.

FlRMIN(PINEDA)
The chorus girl ?

MEG (CARREON) (to FIRMIN PINEDA))
She's been taking lessons from a great teacher
ANDRE(AGUSTIN)
From whom ?

CHRISTINE(MOISES) (uneasily)
I don't know, sir . . .

FIRMIN(PINEDA)
Oh, not you as well!
(turning to ANDRE(AGUSTIN))
Can you believe it? A full house - and we have to cancel !

GIRY(DINAMARCA)Let her sing for you, monsieur. She has been well taught.

REYER(VALENTINO) (after a pause)
From the beginning of the aria then, mam'selle.
SCENE 1. 2
CHRISTINE (MOISES)
Think of me
think of me fondly,
when we've said goodbye.
Remember me
once in a while -
please promise me
you'll try.
On that day.
That not so distant day
When you’re far away and free
if you
ever find
a moment,
spare a thought
for me
(Transformation to the Gala. CHRISTINE is
revealed in full costume)
And though it’s clear
Though it was always...
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