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The Theater Event of the Season – Miss Saigon

Posted by lgirard on September 03rd 2009 to Behind the Scenes,Lobby Talk

ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities presents Miss Saigon – another spectacular musical event by Les Misérables creators Alain Boublil and Claude Michael Schönberg. This large scale musical production is running September 15 – October 11, 2009 in the Arvada Center’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 Award®-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 – 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 Misérables. “Miss Saigon will be an even bigger challenge to produce,” states Rod Lansberry. “Besides the difficulty we faced in casting the Asian roles, the play inherently will be more challenging to stage because of its timeline,” 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. “At 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,” Lansberry concluded.

3 responses to “The Theater Event of the Season – Miss Saigon”

  1. David Adams says:

    Best show I’ve ever seen!

  2. Patti Lovato says:

    Sounds like a great play, and I’ve always wanted to see it. How much are the tickets, and what is the seating capapcity for the Arvada Center?

    Thanks,
    Patti

  3. Denny says:

    Can you buy tickets for Ms. Saigon at the door?

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