Miss Saigon: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Miss Saigon follows the romance between an American GI named Chris and a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. Their lives become intertwined in the chaos of the Vietnam war and its aftermath, as they face separation, struggle, and sacrifice. Amidst the turbulent times, Miss Saigon is an exploration of love, loss, and the personal consequences of war.


Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1989)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1970s / Thailand, USA (Georgia), Vietnam


Creative Team

Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg

Lyrics: Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby, Jr.


Cast Albums

Original London Cast (1989)➝

International Cast (1995)➝

The Definitive Live Recording (2014)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1980s, Child Role, Dramatic, Historical, Immigration, Mega Musical, Popular, Sung-Through, Tragedy, War, Weddings


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