The Phantom of the Opera and Misty are eerily related. Each are remoted outcasts who really feel rejected by society. They’re unhinged characters who will go to excessive — and infrequently violent — lengths to fulfill their determined want for acceptance: Misty destroys the aircraft emergency field so her crew can use her survival expertise, and Phantom tries to imprison Christine Daae as his bride in his underground lair.
They’re clever and expert manipulators. Fittingly, “The Music of the Evening” performs when Misty takes the non-public detective Jessica hostage and prepares to interrogate her. Throughout this tune, the Phantom kidnaps Christine from her dressing room and tries to seduce her together with his elegant singing voice. Misty’s investigative expertise and cleverness are additionally harking back to the Phantom, who haunts the Palais Garnier with magic tips that trigger chandeliers to crash, pianos to play by themselves, and opera singers to croak. They’re each sneaky characters who will do no matter it takes to get what they need.
Misty and Crystal’s bonding over theatre is similar to how the Phantom’s solely approach of discovering understanding and friendship is thru his vocal classes with Christine. Misty’s eyes gentle up when Crystal suggests they observe harmonizing collectively or work on a “Metal Magnolias” monologue for Shauna’s child bathe. Very like music in “The Phantom of the Opera,” theatre is a approach for Misty to really feel accepted and get the eye she craves so desperately. When Misty reveals her true self to Crystal, she is (understandably) not as accepting as Christine, calling her a psycho and rejecting her as a pal.