Overview


Synopsis

is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, is an epic, stunning adaptation of Puccini’s opera, is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country. In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris -- an American GI -- and Kim -- a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute -- -- fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone. When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”-- a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward. _Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country. In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris -- an American GI -- and Kim -- a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute -- -- fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone. When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”-- a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward. is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come. is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1989
Genres
Drama, Romance
Time & Place
saigon, 1975
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
large cast, diverse cast, professional theatre, university theatre, children in cast, lead female, lead male
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes child, young adult, adult, late teen characters

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