Miss Saigon is a multiple Tony Award winning powerful musical that will arrive on stage at the Interlakes Summer Theatre in Meredith July 15 – 27. The music and lyrics were written by Claude-Michel Schonbert and Alain Boublil. (You may recognize these names from Les Miserables.)
This epic musical love story is another moving testament to the human spirit. It tells the passionate tale of a young Vietnamese bar girl, Kim, played by Quynh-My. Kim falls in love with an American G.I. stationed in Saigon during the war, named Chris, played by Justin Luciano. Other cast members include Cartreze Tucker as John, Kelliann DiCarlo as Ellen, Tony Rodriguez III as the Engineer and Jesse Alvarez as Thuy. They each provide moving emotional performances. Miss Saigon also has a dynamic supporting cast bringing heart-pounding energy to the stage.
As the story continues, Vietnam falls to the enemy and Chris and Kim are separated. Many years later Chris returns to Vietnam looking for Kim and discovers she is still alive and raising their son. The noise of helicopter blades brings audiences closer to Chris and Kim as the Viet Cong close in on Saigon. With little time Chris has some painful decisions to make.
Miss Saigon played on Broadway between 1991 and 2001 with almost 4100 shows performed. This brilliant musical has been seen in over 300 cities in 15 countries. The London stage is currently doing a revival with opening day ticket sales setting a new world record. And now it will be in Meredith.