ARVADA, CO â€“ The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents Miss Saigon â€“ another spectacular musical event by Les MisÃ©rables creators Alain Boublil and Claude Michael SchÃ¶nberg. This large scale musical production is running September 15 â€“ October 11, 2009 in the Arvada Centerâ€™s Main Stage Theater.
The Arvada Center kicks off its 2009/2010 theater season with one of the longest running Broadway musicals, Miss Saigon. Making its debut at the Arvada Center, Miss Saigon is a Tony AwardÂ®-winning blockbuster musical that has tugged at the heartstrings of audiences worldwide. It is a modern adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly that tells the tragic love story of an Asian woman separated from her lover â€“ an American GI soldier, in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War.
Miss Saigon is directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry, who last year directed the record-breaking and award winning production, Les MisÃ©rables. â€œMiss Saigon will be an even bigger challenge to produce,â€ states Rod Lansberry. â€œBesides the difficulty we faced in casting the Asian roles, the play inherently will be more challenging to stage because of its timeline,â€ Lansberry added. Miss Saigon starts at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975 and then proceeds to move back and forth over a three year period telling the story. â€œAt first I thought Miss Saigon would be simpler to stage, but unlike Les Mis, working with this non-linear timeline will be far more challenging,â€ Lansberry concluded.