Boublil and Schnberg's musical Miss Saigon is going to Adelaide for a blockbuster summer season. Featuring an extraordinary cast of talented performers from across the Asia-Pacific region, Miss Saigon will play at the Festival Theatre from January 2, 2024, for a strictly limited season.
The production is currently in Sydney and is going to Melbourne in October.
Miss Saigon tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For three years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he's fathered a son.
This production features a sensational cast and an unforgettable score, including classic hits like The Heat is On in Saigon, The Movie in My Mind, Last Night of the World and American Dream.
Miss Saigon's Australian cast is led by Seann Miley Moore as the Engineer, Abigail Adriano as Kim, Nigel Huckle as Chris, Kerrie Anne Greenland as Ellen, Laurence Mossman as Thuy, and Kimberley Hodgson as Gigi.
Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler.
The new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt.
Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Alfonso Casado Trigo and Guy Simpson.
The original production of Miss Saigon premiered in Australia in 1995 and returned in 2007. This new production of Miss Saigon opened in London in May 2014.
Winner of 70 major theatre awards including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon has been described as one of the greatest musicals of all time.
From the creators of Les Misérables, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, Miss Saigon has been seen by 38 million people and performed in 15 different languages, in over 32 countries and 350 cities.
The show is presented by GWB Entertainment today, Cameron Mackintosh and Opera Australia.
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