Miss Saigon 1989

Ages: 13+
Opened: July 20, 1989
Closing: unknown

Miss Saigon - 1989 - West End History , Info & More

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB London

The lights go dark and four giant screens light up with a blinking cinematic countdown...9, 8, 7, 6, 5...the sound of a helicopter approaching builds to deafening proportions as a garishly huge make-up mirror backstage at the seedy club/brothel Dreamland lights up with an unforgiving glare and the "Movie In Our Minds" begins to roll!

Miss Saigon at Near West Theatre is a high tech explosion of video, photography, lights, rigging and music together with a phenomenal teen cast of fierce energy and brazen commitment to the emotional journey of this show. This rock opera feels like Evita or Jesus Christ Superstar on steroids, You can feel the foreboding tragedy looming in fateful inevitability as Mariah Burks, in the role of Kim, gives the performance of a lifetime along with Xavier Reminick as the ratty, opportunistic Engineer and Mike Glaven as the American G.I. who wins her heart and breaks it in two.

This is a HOT show in a HOT theater. It's the Vietnam War, with all the deception, the misplaced patriotism, the idealism, the courage and the horror.....and its a MUSICAL! Sweat it out!!... it's more than worth it. The heat is ON in Saigon.

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The Heat Is on in Saigon
The Movie in My Mind
The Dance
Why God Why?
This Money's Yours
Sun and Moon
The Telephone Song
The Deal
The Ceremony
What's This I Find
The Last Night of the World
The Morning of the Dragon
I Still Believe
This Is the Hour
If You Want to Die in Bed
Let Me See His Western Nose
I'd Give My Life for You
The Revelation
What a Waste
The Fall of Saigon
Room 317
Her or Me
The Confrontation
American Dream
The Sacred Bird
All Our Children
Too Much for One Heart
What If He Doesn't Come Back?
Overture/Backstage Dreamland
Why God Why?
Sun And Moon
The Telephone Song
The Wedding Ceremony (Dju Vui Vai)
Thuy's Arrival
The Last Night Of The World
The Morning Of The Dragon
I Still Believe
Thuy's Death
The Revelation
Finale - Act I (I'd Give My Life For You)
Opening - Act II (Bui Doi)
The Fall Of Saigon
Kim And Ellen (Room 317)
Now That I've Seen Her
Miss Saigon has had 9 productions including West End which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1991, Broadway which opened in 1991, US Tour which opened in 2002, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 2002, UK Tour which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2014, Broadway which opened in 2017 and US Tour which opened in 2018.
Miss Saigon has been nominated for several awards, including Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for John Napier. It has also been nominated for Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for both Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil. Additionally, Miss Saigon was nominated for the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.
Miss Saigon has won several awards, including Designer of the Year at the Olivier Awards for John Napier, Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Claude-Michel Schonberg, and Musical of the Year at the Olivier Awards for Alain Boublil. Additionally, the show received the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Awards.