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10 Reasons Why I Need To See Miss Saigon At The Prince Edward Theatre Again (And Again)

I saw Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre the other night. I already need to see it again, and so do you!

Here's why:

1. Miss Saigon reaffirms why I love Musical Theatre.

2. The show's score is sheer perfection with incredible songs. 'Sun And Moon' and 'The American Dream' are prime examples of this show's wonderful music by Claude-Michel Schonberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr.

3. Miss Saigon explores gritty, realistic storylines regarding the impact of the Vietnam War, that are acted superbly with tenderness and despair, as well as at times with great humour. I've never felt such empathy with a character before, in the way I did for the forlorn Kim.

4. From the beginning of the show, I was transported to Saigon, with spectacular sets that captured the location and time period perfectly, especially the seedy nightclub Dreamland. Set Designer Totie Driver has certainly created a visual masterpiece.

5. There is such an electricity between Chris and Kim (Alistair Brammer and Eva Noblezada), their love story stays with you long after you leave the theatre. 

6 Eva Noblezada's vocals were stunning and her conviction when she is performing is outstanding.

7. Comic timing that is precise and sharp and a wonder to watch from Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer.

8. The ensemble were outstanding whether they were the roles of prostitutes and strippers in the Dreamland Bar or the American GI's, all embodied their characters perfectly.

9. The song 'Bui Doi' is such a poignant power ballad, with the screen behind it showing real footage of children born to local Vietnamese women fathered by American GI's it was very emotive-much credit to Callum Francis.

10. I am such a hopeless romantic, the epic setting and beautifully executed story make the this musical  something very special, if you aren't already one like me, you definitely will be after you see Miss Saigon!

@FranMephamG



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