EXTRA AUDITIONS: December 17 7.45pm onwards
All cast are required to be 18 years +
A young and naive, but strong-willed Vietnamese girl who becomes Chris’ lover. She is an orphan and has been forced to work at a local club.
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Dance: Must be able to move well
Club Girls; Hustlers; Marines; Tourists; Soldiers; Vendors
Female Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto
Male Voices: Tenor, Baritone, Bass
Note: Minor roles will be filled by selected Ensemble members
Dance: All Ensemble must be able to move well. A core group of 5 strongly trained dancers is required. Must be able to kick and turn – possible acrobatics if suitably skilled
Rehearsals start Monday 4 February 2019 at 7.30pm
Monday & Wednesday Nights and some Sundays
Rehearsals start at 7:30pm and 2:00pm on Sundays
9-11 & 14-18 May 2019 at 8pm
Matinee Saturdays 11 & 18 May 2019 at 2pm
The ARTS Theatre
53 Angas Street
Written By: Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil
Directed By: Ben Saunders
Musical Director – Jillian Gulliver
Choreographer – Selena Britz
Miss Saigon is an epic, stunning adaptation of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, by the writers behind Les Miserables. Reframing Puccini’s story by setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country.
In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute) fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone.
When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”– a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward.
Miss Saigon is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.
Contact Carolyn Mesecke on 0407 457 821 or email firstname.lastname@example.org