Miss Saigon comes to Guam Dec. 2 & 3

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Miss Saigon comes to Guam Dec. 2 & 3

by: Rubyjane Buhain-Redila & Martin Estabillo | .
Broadway Guam | .
published: November 30, 2016

Broadway Guam, in conjunction with Step Up Entertainment & Dance Company, presents Miss Saigon Guam to be held on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016 at the Southern High School Theater with show times at 7 p.m.

Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an American GI and a Vietnamese bargirl set in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War. A tragedy of passion and beauty, it is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.

Since it first opened in London in 1989, Miss Saigon has been performed in fourteen countries, in eight different languages, for nearly 30 million people. During its victory tour around the world, it has won around 30 prestigious awards, many for best musical.

The local production will be headlined by Richel Mejares and Jennella Nelmida as Kim, Sam Hashimoto and Raymond Mathews as Chris, Travis Aguon as The Engineer, Krystal Paco as Gigi, Carl Pacheco as John, Paul Valdez as Thuy, and Marianna Hernandez and Erin McCracken as Ellen. Performing with the local cast is Jojo Urquico, an original cast member of the Miss Saigon European tour who will be playing the role of Thuy for one night only.

The Guam production of Miss Saigon is produced by Broadway Guam — Ernest Ochoco (director), Max Ronquillo, Jr. (orchestral director), Margarita “Margie” Dancel (choreographer), Rubyjane Buhain-Redila (PR and marketing director), Gary Encarnacion (marketing director), Clare Calvo (acting/ dance coach), and ably assisted by Martin Estabillo (marketing). It acquired the Miss Saigon license through Music Theatre International (MTI) by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh Ltd. All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI; www.MTIShows.com.

Miss Saigon Guam is presented by Youth for Youth, KUAM, Resorts World Manila, Project: Inspire, and Pacific Daily News. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Erica’s House and Youth for Youth.

Tickets are available at Java Hut Coffee Shop and www.misssaigonguam.com. For more information, e- mail misssaigonguam@yahoo.com.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, Division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs, Government of Guam, and the Office of the Governor. It is also partially funded under the U.S. Department of Education Consolidated Grant, Title V, Part A: Innovative Programs.

Disclaimer: Miss Saigon Guam contains subject matter or language that is not suitable for children or may not be appropriate for all audiences.

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