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  • Cut Song: Several songs got demos before being axed.
    • "Awakening", a precursor to "Reawakening".
    • "What Have I Done?", about Phoenix's despair after being arrested by Redd White.
    • "Face of the Samurai", about why Will Powers only acts in roles where his face is hidden.
    • "Swallow Your Pride", a precursor to "Alone".
    • "Useless", about Maya's feeling of uselessness after her run-in with von Karma's stun gun.
    • "Tomorrow's Trial", a precursor to "Tomorrow, at Last".
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    • "The Price of Failure", about Phoenix believing his efforts to save Edgeworth were for naught.
  • The Original Darrin: Ghaleon von Karma was able to reprise his original role as the Judge for the live production.
  • The Other Darrin: The original voice of the Judge was Ghaleon von Karma. Due to real-life complications, he had to leave the project and was replaced by BigEngland. Both can be heard on the original soundtrack.
  • Saved from Development Hell: As said on the main page, this idea was formed in 2007, and in 2011 a song collection was released. It wouldn't be until December 2015 that the complete original soundtrack would finally be released, and it would be another year before the musical was performed in front of an audience.
  • Throw It In!: The live performance had a couple memorably funny moments that were improvised by the actors on the spot to cover a minor flubbing:
    • During the first trial he's in, Edgeworth drops some files from a folder while talking; he goes on to finish what he's saying without acknowledging the dropped files, then Gumshoe swoops in and picks them up for him and Edgeworth dismissively thanks him, which fits both their characters.
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    • When von Karma is using the stun gun on an already-downed Phoenix, the first jab comes too early and lacks the electrocution sounds in the background. Von Karma covers this by pounding the bottom of the stun gun against his leg like a pen that's low on ink and gets the timing right after that, making it seem like the stun gun briefly stopped working.

Alternative Title(s): Phoenix Wright Musical Project


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