Growing up in a small farm community in Illinois, I wasn't exposed to a whole lot of theatre, except for my local high school and community theatre productions. Which is why shows like The Phantom of the Opera, and Les Miserables were favorites of mine. Then a little show called Miss Saigon came along, and changed the way I looked at musical theatre forever. Suffice to say it was now at the top of my list. Cut to a few years later and I finally got to see it.
Not only that, but I got to see it with it's original star and Tony winner Lea Salonga. What a treat that was, and what a great night in the theatre my friends. For those of you who never got to see the show while it was here, you missed out. Thankfully Miss Saigon is now back in the city where it first opened over twenty-five years ago.
The show, which first premiered in September 1989, is now in it's second blockbuster year at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. In fact, this new production, broke a new world record for opening day ticket sales. Not too bad for a show that debuted over a quarter of a century ago. Now like I said, I loved the show. I even saw it over a half a dozen times during it's near ten year run on Broadway.
The big question is, "When is it coming back to Broadway?" Let's hope soon. But until then, I guess you will just have to head over to London to see it. Mind if I stow away in your suitcase? Just kidding. I can wait until it comes here. After all I waited almost three years until I saw it the first time. What's a little longer right? Now for those of you who are not familiar with the show, and want a little more information, you have come to the right place. Here is a little synopsis about Miss Saigon for you to check out. Enjoy!
A tragedy of passion and beauty Miss Saigon is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are distressingly separated when Saigon falls. As years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Kim, however, gives birth to Chris's son and waits faithfully for Chris's return.
When circumstances bring Chris back to Vietnam he learns the truth, but before he is able to speak with Kim, she takes her own life ensuring their son will be taken back to America with his father. Miss Saigon is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power. The sung-through, pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong singers ample opportunities to shine. Written by Tony winners Claude-Michel Schonberg, Alain Boublil (Les Miserables) and Richard Maltby Jr. (Closer Than Ever, Baby), Miss Saigon is one show you don't want to miss.
Well I'm convinced. Of course you probably already knew I would be now didn't you? How about you? Ready to order tickets to see Miss Saigon in London? Well my friends you are in luck. We sell it. Better yet we sell tickets to every show in London. I bet you didn't know that did you? I guess you learn something new every day. Get your tickets to see Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre in London. You will love it. I know I sure did. Until next time theatre fans.
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