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May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In “Miss Saigon,” Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schönberg (the creators of Les Misérables), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the 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.
An international sensation, “Miss Saigon” is an epic, daring pop opera that is universal in its emotional power even as it deals with controversial, contemporary issues. Its sung-through pop- inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong pop singers an opportunity to shine, in show stopping numbers like “I Still Believe,” “Why God Why?” and “The American Dream.” Meanwhile, its fluid cinematic structure is simultaneously thrilling and challenging.
Raw and uncompromising, “Miss Saigon” is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.
Show: Miss Saigon
Author: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg.
Venue: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Theatre Company: Stray Cats Theatre Company
Show Dates: 17th, 18th & 19th May @ 7.30pm; 19th & 20th May @ 2pm
Director: Karen Francis
MD: David Hicks