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Photo Flash: Cast and Crew at La Mirada's MISS SAIGON LA Press Opening!

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS held its MISS SAIGON press opening last night, April 14. Below, see photos of stars Lawrence Cummings, Cassandra Murphy, Jacqueline Nguyen, Aidan Park and more at the event!

MISS SAIGON features music by Claude Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. & Alain Boublil, adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, additional material by Richard Maltby, Jr., orchestrations by William D. Brohn.

This new production is choreographed by Dana Solimando, musical directed by John Glaudini and directed by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director Brian Kite. MISS SAIGON runs through Sunday, May 6, 2012 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

The classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In MISS SAIGON, Alain Boublil and Claude- Michel Schönberg (the creators of Les Misérables), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war.

In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Raw and uncompromising, MISS SAIGON is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.

La Mirada's cast features Lawrence Cummings as John, Joseph Anthony FORONDA as The Engineer, APRIL MALINA as Gigi, Cassandra Murphy as Ellen, JACQUELINE NGUYEN as Kim, Kevin Odekirk as Chris, AIDAN PARK as Thuy and KEN SHIM as Tam.

Read more here and check out photos from press night below!

Photo credit: Lily Lim


Jenn Aédo, Cassandra Murphy, Jacqueline Nguyen and company

James C Mulligan, Cathy Rigby and Daniel Dawson

Ryan Castellino and Stefan Raulston


Cassandra MurphyKevin Odekirk Jacqueline Nguyen

Brian Kite and Aidan Park

Devis Andrade, Dana Solimando, Suzanne Schmedding and Ryan Castellino

Estevan Valdes, Nancy Lam, Jacqueline Nguyen and Klarissa Mesee

Brian Kite, Jeff Maynard Britteny Rudd, Kevin Weisman and Guest

Kevin Odekirk and Cassandra Murphy

Jacqueline Nguyen and Aidan Park

Suzanne Schmedding and Ryan Castellino

Lawrence Cummings and Stasha Surdyke

Jacqueline Nguyen and Jenn Aédo

Jacqueline Nguyen and Ken Shim

Estevan Valdes, Guest, and Nick DeGruccio

Jasmine Ejan and Daniel Dawson and company

Erika Whalen and Brent Schindele

Donnie Winnett, Sam Zeller and Hannah Jean Simmons

Patty Paul

Stasha Surdyke, Jules Aaron





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