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Gritty musical opens May 20. Good seats still available at www.buytickets.co.nz
MISS SAIGON – the gritty romantic stage production due to open at The Civic, Auckland, this month -- has become the fastest selling musical in New Zealand this year.
With just under three weeks before it opens, MISS SAIGON is leading the charge for the return of the big blockbuster musical after a hiatus of six months.
Guest starring the enormously talented TINA CROSS as “Gigi” - a hardened Saigon stripper – the MISS SAIGON cast is the biggest ever assembled in New Zealand for a musical. Some 60 cast will tell a raw and uncompromising love story set in war-torn Saigon in 1975. From the creators of Les Misérables, this Broadway blockbuster is of epic proportions, one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.
MISS SAIGON tells the tale of an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl who fall in love only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggle 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.
Presented by North Shore Music Theatre, The Ziera Shoes season of MISS SAIGON will open at The Civic theatre on Friday, May 20, 2011. Tickets are selling fast so don’t leave it too late if you’re planning to see this spectacular. Tickets available at www.buytickets.co.nz or by phoning 0800 BUYTICKETS.
The pivotal role of “Kim” - the role that shot LEA SALONGA to international fame - will be played by CHRISTIANA ZHU, a former member of New Zealand composer David Hamilton's award-winning choir Opus, who thrilled audiences throughout Europe and America. Television personality RUSSELL DIXON will play troubled American GI “Chris”.
An explosive love story on a truly epic scale MISS SAIGON is the 10th longest running Broadway musical in musical theatre history and since its London premiere in 1989, MISS SAIGON has become the third most successful musical in the history of British theatre and the longest running show ever to play Drury Lane. It has been performed in 18 countries, in nine different languages, has won 30 major awards and been seen by over 31 million people worldwide.
MISS SAIGON is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman during the fall of Saigon; and a night that will change their lives forever.
Three years later, the US Army has fled Saigon; Chris has returned to America and is now married; he now learns that Kim is still alive and has born him a son. His search for Kim, and their son Tam, finds them living in poverty in Bangkok.
When Kim discovers Chris is in Bangkok with his wife, her hopes to be reunited with him disappear. Desperate to ensure a better life for her son, Kim will make the ultimate sacrifice.