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Where: St James Theatre, 77-87 Courtenay Place, Wellington
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: LyndseyO
“… a triumph of style and substance …not to be missed” Melbourne Age
Miss Saigon, the masterpiece follow up to Claude-Michel Schonberg’s and Alain Boublil’s Les Miserables, is coming to the St James Theatre in Wellington for the very first time in April 2010.
A riveting love story, the long running Broadway and West End blockbuster, is based on the timeless Puccini’s Madame Butterfly.
Opening in Saigon amidst the turmoil of the last days of the Vietnam War, an American GI and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the dramatic fall of Saigon. Their struggle to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Raw and uncompromising, Miss Saigon is an intensely personal story of the losses and sacrifices made in a world gone mad.
In December 1994 the London production became the Theatre Royal's longest running musical, eclipsing the record previously set by My Fair Lady. Now, it is Wellington’s turn to experience Miss Saigon, opening at the St James Theatre on the 8th April 2010 and featuring stunning sets and authentic costumes direct from Melbourne, Australia.
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 scream their despair, the victory parade of the new communist regime and Saigon’s frenzied night club scene on what is musically described as The Last Night of The World.
Miss Saigon portrays the harsh realities and the tender emotions of war and its consequences, and parental guidance is recommended.
Don’t miss the emotionally stirring musical experience of 2010, Miss Saigon.