Miss Saigon - Australian Tour 2007 - 2008
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and alain Boublil
Miss Saigon is a West End musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.. It is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The setting of the plot is relocated to the 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, and Madame Butterfly’s American Lieutenant and Japanese geisha coupling is replaced by a romance between an American GI and a Vietnamese bar girl.
The musical was inspired by a photograph, which Schönberg found inadvertently in a magazine. It showed a Vietnamese mother leaving her child at a departure gate at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to board an airplane headed for the United States where the child's father, an ex-GI, would be in a position to provide a much better life for the child. Schönberg considered this mother's actions for her child to be "The Ultimate Sacrifice," an idea central to the plot of Miss Saigon.
Highlights of the show include the evacuation of the last Americans in Saigon from the Embassy roof by helicopter while a crowd of abandoned Vietnamese people scream in despair, the victory parade of the new communist regime, and the frenzied night club scene at the time of defeat.
The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on September 20, 1989, closing after 4,264 performances, on October 30, 1999. It opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre in 1991 and subsequently played in many other cities and embarked on tours.
Miss Saigon Revival Cast - Leo Tavarro Valdez, David Harris, Laurie Cadevida, Jennifer Trijo, Christina Tan, Stephanie Delaney, Kaylie Yee, Jennifer De Leon, Rhonda Lopez, Fely Irvine, Juan Jackson, Anthony Harkin
Director - Laurence Connor
Designer - Adrian Vaux
Lighting - David Hersey
Souvenir Program Date 2007 - 2008
Size 240 x 330 mm Large Format
Condition: Used 8/10 Looks Great Lots of Beautiful Pictures from the Show
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