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CHARACTERS >>

FRENCH: There are 14 title characters in the original French Production: Romeo, Juliet, Benvolio, Mercutio, Tybalt, Lady Montague, Lady Capulet, The Nurse, Lord Capulet, The Priest, The Prince, Paris, The Poet, and Death.

BELGIAN/NETHERLANDS TOUR: There is no Poet in either of these productions

BRITISH: There is no Death, or Poet in this production. However, there is a Lord Montague.

FRENCH-CANADIAN: There is no Death or Poet in this production.

HUNGARIAGN: There is no Poet or Death in this production. Paris, however, has a bigger role.

RUSSIAN: There is no Poet. Death is played by a male.

AUSTRIAN: There is no Death or Poet in this production.

ASIA TOUR: There is no Poet in this production. And while there is a Paris, he doesn't sing.

SONGS >>

BELGIAN/NETHERLANDS TOUR: There are no versions of "Le Poete", "Par Amour", "Le Pouvoir", "La Folie", or "Pourquoi?", in either of these productions. However, there is a "Verona reprise" which the Prince sings, after a shortened "Het Lied Van De Leeuwerik" (Le Chant d L'Alouette). Julia has a short reprise of "Ooit Komt" (Un Jour) just before "De Koningen" (Les Rois du Monde).

BRITISH: The orchestrations are very different from the other productions. There are no English version's of "J'ai Peur", "Le Posion", "La Folie", or "Pourquoi?". "Le Pouvoir" was replaced by a "Verona" reprise. An English version of "Sans Elle" was replaced with a "All Days Are the Same Without You" reprise, and there is a reprise of "Ugly or Beautiful" (Les Beaux, les Laids) and "Born to Hate" (La Haine) after it. "Ces't Pas Ma Faute" has been replaced with "She Can't See Me" along with different music. "Gulity" (Coupabales) was turned into a "Fools" (Duo Du Desespoir) reprise.

FRENCH CANADIAN: "C'est Pas Ma Faute" and "Le Balcon" are switched, there is no "Le Poete", "Le Pouvoir", "La Folie", or "Pourquoi?".

HUNGARIAN: Some of the song order's have been switched. There are 3 reprises (see Set List's page), Paris has his own song, and he shares a duet with Romeo.

RUSSIAN: Orchestrations are the same. There are no Russian versions of "La Folie", "Pourquoi?", "Le Poete", and "Par Amour". However, there are versions of "Par Amour" and "Pourquoi?" on the cast recording. Like the Belgian/Netherlands production, "Utro" (Le Chant de L'Alouette) was also shortend, and the Prince sings "Vlast" (Le Pouvoir) after it.

AUSTRIAN: Some of the music reminds me of the British, but it's mostly stayed true to the original score. Julia has a short reprise of "Einmal" (Un Jour), just before "Herrscher der Welt" (Les Rois du Monde). There is no Austrian version of "Le Poete", "Par Amour", "La Folie", or "Pourquoi?". "Der Gesang der Lerche" has been shortend, and there is a "Verona" reprise sung by The Prince after "Das Gift" (Le Posion).

ASIA TOUR: Music reminds me of a mix between the Austrian and the original French. "Tu Dois te Marier", "On Dit Dans la Rue", and "Le Pouvoir" were cut from the show. New songs include "Grosse", "A La Vie, A La Mort", "Je Veux L'Aimer", "La Folie", and "Verone 2". "La Demande en marriage" has been turned into a solo song sung by Lord Capulet.

*FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK THE "SET LISTS" PAGE.*

COSTUMES >>

FRENCH: The costumes in the French production are 14th century with a bit of 20th century. The colors are more up-to-date, and the male costumes consist of leather.

BELGIAN/NETHERLANDS TOUR: Most of the costumes are like the French production's costumes. Except that costumes for Lady Montague, the Priest, the Nurse, Mercutio, and Julia's ball and wedding gowns are different from the French ones.

BRITISH: The British costumes are very different from the French and the Dutch. The British costumes are a mixture of Renaissance, Victorian, Elizabethan, and 20th Century. The color's for the Capulet's are a deep blue and white, while the Montague's are a dark red and black.

FRENCH CANADIAN: The costumes are mostly all the same except for Juliets. They are less fancy.

HUNGARIAN: They are different from all the productions. Some look like costumes out of Moulin Rouge, that kinda dark 1900's Parisian era. A couple of the costumes also look a Medieval. They show more skin, and some seem a more futuristic (espeically Benvolio's)

RUSSIAN: Costumes are a mix of French, Belgian and new design.

AUSTRIAN: Dominique Borg (original designer for the French costumes), seemed to have gone more in the direction of a more futuristic feel to the German costumes. They are more skin-tight, and vibrant...but they still have that 14th century touch.

ASIA TOUR: I don't really know how to describe them...Some of the costumes remind me of the costumes seen in the movie "Moulin Rouge". I don't like any of Juliette's dresses, except for her ball gown. The Montague Boy's shouldn't wear the trench coats, but a regular blazer as Romeo does during "Aimer"...Because with the trench coats, they look like pirates. The other costumes reminded me of the costumes from the Hungarian production...kind of medieval with bold colors. And I wasn't at all to keen about the Roman Costume Ball.

*SEE PRODUCTION PICTURES FOR EXAMPLES*

THE DEATHS OF ROMEO & JULIET >>

FRENCH: In the French production, after Romeo sings "Mort de Romeo" the character known as "Death" kills Romeo with a kiss. When Juliet wakes up to find him dead, she sings her song "La Mort de Juliette" and then Death hands her Romeo's dagger, and she kills herself.

BELGIAN/NETHERLANDS TOUR: The same scenario as the French one happens in the Belgian/Holland.

BRITISH: According to a couple of people who have seen the show, Romeo and Juliet BOTH kill themselves with Romeo's dagger.

FRENCH-CANADIAN: After singing "Mort de Romeo", Romeo drinks a poison and falls lifeless in front of Juliet's "death bed", Juliet then finds him dead, and with his head on her lap she sings "La Mort de Juliette" and then kills herself with Romeo's dagger.

HUNGARIAN: Taking Juliet into a harnest, Romeo hangs himself strapped to Juliet. Juliet kills herself with Romeo's dagger, but she slits her wrists instead of bringing the dagger into her stomach.

RUSSIAN: Since the role of Death is played by a male, he does not kiss Romeo but "sucks the life out of him". So, he basically just puts his lips together and sucks his breath in (if you've seen the movie "Hocus Pocus" you'll understand) And as I far as I know, Juliette kills herself with Romeo's dagger.

AUSTRIAN: Since there is no Death in the German production, Romeo drinks a vial of poison. And like in the 1996 movie with Leonardo Diacprio and Claire Danes, Juliet wakes up just in time to watch him die. She kills herself with Romeo's dagger.

ASIA TOUR: Romeo drinks a vial of poison. And like in the 1996 movie with Leonardo Diacprio and Claire Danes, Juliet wakes up just in time to watch him die. She kills herself with Romeo's dagger.