Video: MISS SAIGON Revival Releases Teaser!
London, June 28, 2013--Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.'s highly-anticipated 25th anniversary production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's beloved mega-musical "Miss Saigon" has just released the show's first teaser.
The musical's familiar, intense overture--inspired by the most dramatic events of the Vietnam War--with the sound of a helicopter hovering and slowly moving away is back!
Set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), "Miss Saigon" tells the epic love story between Chris, an American G.I., and Kim, a young Vietnamese bargirl, which is loosely based on Giacomo Puccini's "Madame Butterfly."
Since its London premiere in 1989, Mackintosh's production of "Miss Saigon," which originally starred Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga as Kim, has become one of the most successful musicals in history, and enjoyed a phenomenal 10-year run at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The mega-musical has been performed in 28 countries and in more than 300 cities in 15 different languages. It has won more than 40 awards, including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards; it has been seen by more than 35 million people worldwide.
The new production of "Miss Saigon" will officially return to London's West End at Prince Edward Theatre in May 2014.
The show's casting directors have set open auditions for Eastern and Southeast Asian actors, dancers and singers on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Check out audition details HERE.
A previous set of auditions was held in Manila last year.
For more information, visit www.miss-saigon.com.