DATE: 18-121 June 2015
VENUE: Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Based on Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, and written by Claude-Michel Shonberg and Alain Boublil (the team who wrote the mega hit Les Misérables), this performance of Miss Saigon promises incredible and passionate music and a heart breaking story in an intimate setting.
Set in 1975 during the fall of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an intense love story that also deals with the prejudice and bigotry between the Vietnamese and Americans.
Kim, who fled her village after her family were killed, has no choice but to work in a sleazy strip club. There she meets Chris, an American G.I., who will change her life forever. In one incredible night they fall in love, but are separated during the final evacuation of Saigon.
Miss Saigon is an enchanting story with brilliant and heart wrenching songs including Movie in My Mind, Why God Why?, Sun and Moon, Bui Doi, American Dream and I Still Believe.
A musical by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr and Alain Boublil
Additional Material by Richard Maltby Jr
Originally Produced on the stage by Cameron Mackintosh
Orchestrations by William David Brohn
Miss Saigon is presented through special arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Limited, Music Theatre International (NY) and Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd.
Director – Tenille Dyne
Musical Director – Matthew Henry
Scenic Design – Madeleine Barlow
Costume Design – Debra Nairn
Vocal Coach – Elizabeth Egan
Repetiteur – Anne Gralow
Kim – Elissa Ryan
Chris – Edward Pietsch
Engineer – Neil Roche-Kelly
John – Jon Maskell
Thuy – Ryan Paroz
Ellen – Heather Gillies
Gigi van Trahn – Jenni Potter
Yvonne – Sarah Talbot
Yvette – Sarah Holcombe
Mimi – Hayley Chalmers
Tam – Samuel Goh & Leon Wen
Soldier – Chris Staples
Marine – Nathaniel Aesikainen
Soldier – David Whitford
Assistant Commissar – Ian Kammholz
Marine Captain, Marine, Officer – Martin Paroz
Officer – Joel Phillippe
Capt Schultz, Marine – David Hedges
Club Owner – Nick Clarkson