I would have to say that “MAGNETIC PORTCULLIS” at the end of Final Lair in Phantom of the Opera was pretty stand out. I was playing Raoul, and for those of you who know the show, the Phantom is supposed to place a noose around Raoul’s neck.
Well, that night the noose didn’t quite work and the Phantom had to throw me against the portcullis and magically hold me there with a Darth Vader force hold for ALL of the final lair scene.
Unfortunately, for me, when I hit the portcullis, I had to pretend that I was stuck there on contact (why I thought that is beyond me) and I stayed in a one-legged position for THE WHOLE SONG. Yes. Magnetic Portcullis. Almost as good as Poison Boot.
Sean MacLaughlin on his worst onstage mishap.