The new Australian production of Miss Saigon will play an Adelaide season at the Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre from December 29.
Produced in Australia by Michael Coppel, Louise Withers and Linda Bewick, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of MISS SAIGON will thrill Adelaide audiences with cutting edge visual techniques and a brilliant new set which vividly recreates the streets of Vietnam and Bangkok.
Producer, Louise Withers said, "We are delighted to be bringing this spectacular new production of MISS SAIGON to our home town of Adelaide. Following in the tradition of the summer musical at the Adelaide Festival Centre, this moving and critically acclaimed production provides a rare opportunity for Adelaide audiences to experience one of the greatest blockbuster musicals of all time!"
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.
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” 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.
An epic story of love and sacrifice, MISS SAIGON 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 have been exhilarating Australian audiences in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney since its premiere in March.
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.
‘Pure spectacle, the production is ravishing…‘Sumptuous, spectacular and sizzling’ The Age
‘Sheer show-stopping power’ Herald Sun
‘A stunning success…A visual feast. This production works even better – the musical is more real, gritty and intensely emotional than the original show’ Sunday Telegraph
Venue: Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
Dates: Saturday 29 December to Sunday 10 February
Previews: Sat 29 December @ 8pm & Sun 30 December @ 5pm
Opening Night: Tuesday 1 January @ 7pm
Times: Tuesday to Saturday @ 8pm
Matinees: Wednesday’s @ 1pm, Saturday’s @ 2pm & Sunday’s @ 5pm
Tickets: $42.20 to $109.20
Running Time: 2 hours 45mins, including 20min interval
Bookings: At BASS on 131 246 or www.bass.net.au
MISS SAIGON will be officially launched on Monday October 8. Tickets on sale from Monday October 22.