Well done, everyone! Brooke dear! You were transcendent. My great-grandmother would be so proud.
Have you seen Zeke?
No, I haven’t. He was rather remarkable tonight. But when you see him, let him know that we are going to have a little talk about rewriting the play on opening night!
(MS. WALKER exits. ZEKE enters in his Phantom costume, holding his head.)
Zeke! Where were you?
Just now! During the show!
The show already happened? What? I was knocked out!
Well, someone did your part in the play!
Do you know who it was?
I think so. But… it couldn’t be. The song he sang? I think it was him. The boy from the first production. I think it was… the real Phantom.
(THE PHANTOM ominously appears upstage and faces them.)
(to ZEKE) Hey! There he is!
(BROOKE runs up to THE PHANTOM and unmasks him. It’s BRIAN.)
(The lights flicker… and go to black. Lights up. BRIAN is gone. ZEKE and BROOKE are standing there alone on stage. BROOKE holds BRIAN’s mask. Lights flicker as BRIAN’s ghostly voice fills the theater.)
(BROOKE instinctively grabs ZEKE’s hand as the stage fades to black.)