The Saunders & Co Season.
Showbiz Christchurch production of Miss Saigon.
A tragedy of passion and beauty, Miss Saigon is one of the most daring theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the second massively successful musical from the creators of Les Misérables.
Miss Saigon begins in 1975 at the end of America’s Vietnam conflic when the conflicting cultures and ideologies of the world meet tragically in one city: Saigon. American GI Chris falls in love with Kim, an orphaned Vietnamese ‘bar girl’. They dream of making a life together but are tragically separated by the Fall of Saigon. Alone, Kim gives birth to Chris’ son and waits faithfully for his return. Unable to contact Kim, Chris remarries and attempts to move on with his life in the U.S. Circumstances reunite the pair three years later in Bangkok, and they must decide what the future holds for all of them.
Miss Saigon is an epic sung-through pop musical that is universal in its emotional power.
Note: this production contains adult themes that deal with sex and prostitution, exploitation, war and suicide. Smoke and flashing light effects are also included. Recommended only for mature audiences.