An epic tale about the relationship between an American G.I. and a young Vietnamese woman set during the final days of the U.S. occupation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is one of the most successful musicals in the world - seen-to-date by over 33 million people in over 25 countries, performed in 12 different languages and winning 30 international awards.
Produced in Australia by Michael Coppel Presents & Louise Withers and Associates, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Miss Saigon will thrill Brisbane audiences with cutting edge visual techniques and a brilliant new set which vividly recreates the streets of Vietnam and Bangkok.
Since its London premiere in 1989 Miss Saigon has become the third most successful musical in the history of British theatre and the longest running show ever to perform at the Drury Lane Theatre.
Cameron Mackintosh, best known for his highly successful productions of Cats, Les Misérables, and The Phantom Of The Opera, has created an entirely new version of Miss Saigon.
When this production opened in the UK, it was immediately hailed as “better than ever – a theatrical night to remember” and has since received public and critical acclaim wherever it’s played, regularly breaking box office records and touring extensively in North America and throughout the UK.
Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jnr and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil.
The company of 36 will feature 34 Australian performers and 2 international performers in the key roles of The Engineer and Kim.
Leo Tavarro Valdez – The Engineer
Leo has played The Engineer in numerous productions of Miss Saigon worldwide, including the London production at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Other credits include television shows and concert tours all over the Philippines, in Asia, Australia and America. Leo returned to Miss Saigon in London in 1997, playing The Engineer for two years until the production closed in October 1999. Leo also starred in the sell-out production of Miss Saigon in Manila, Hong Kong & Singapore for a year and reprised the role for the two-year UK National Tour.
Laurie Cadevida - Kim
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Laurie’s credits include Miss Saigon: US National Tour (Kim), the Armory Theatre (Kim) and Aida (Amneris), Lenape PAC (Mimi/Kim u/s), the Pajama Game (Poopsie) and the Robberbride Groom. Laurie was a two-time champion on PAX TX's Ed McMahon's Next Big Star and has performed in LA venues such as the Staple's Center and Dodger Stadium.
David Harris - Chris
David is fast becoming one of Australia’s leading men of musical theatre with major roles in many shows to his credit. These include the lead role of Jimmy in the Australian premiere of the critically acclaimed Thoroughly Modern Millie, Prez in The Pajama Game, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof and Malcolm in The Full Monty.
Juan Jackson – John
Juan’s Australian debut was in Showboat and then he starred as Old Deuteronomy in the touring production of Cats for The Really Useful Company. Other productions include Sweet Bird of Youth (MTC), Man of La Mancha, The Merry Widow (Camille) and Hair (Ronnie).
Michael Coppel Presents and Louise Withers and Associates are proud to be presenting Miss Saigon in Brisbane.
Miss Saigon is an epic story of love and sacrifice, which resonates as much today as ever. The sweeping score and dramatic story of Miss Saigon will touch hearts and engage your emotions, and the spectacular staging and performances in this new production will exhilarate Australian audiences.
Miss Saigon commences at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from late July, premiering on July 26 for an eight-week season with no possible extension.
Tickets on sale from Monday, May 28.
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