I illustrated a story for a little indy magazine that gets printed once in a while. the story was about a girl who at eleven decided to put on a Phantom of the Opera show in her basement with just one of her friends. They end up hating each other because she's so demanding.
I watched the movie and was surprised at how bad it was. it was amazingly bad. then i went to the play in San Diego a few weeks ago and it was really really good. if you want to see a phantom, don't watch one in your basement, don't watch one on the T.V. - do go see it on a stage though. the music is really good and some of the tricks they may pull up on stage are worth the price of admission.
here's the piece:
i'll post a link to the story if it goes online.