La Mirada Theatre to Present Miss Saigon
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, continue their 2011-2012 season with one the greatest love stories of all time, MISS SAIGON, with 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 will be 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 will preview on Friday, April 13, 2012 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 14) and run 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 Miserables), 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.