Miss Saigon begins week-long run in OKC

(Photo by Matthew Murphy and Johan Persson)

By Michael Kinney

OKLAHOMA CITY– The award-winning musical ‘Miss Saigon’ began its six-day run in Oklahoma City Jan 14 at the Civic Center.

The story revolves around the last days of the Vietnam War, and a 17-year-old Kim is forced to work in a Saigon bar run the Engineer. There, she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

For years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.

Miss Saigon comes from the creators Les Misérables. It features a stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World” and “American Dream.”

Along with the theatrical component, Miss Saigon has a historical element that dives into the atmosphere surrounding the Vietnam war and other factors of the time.

Main cast performers include Red Concepcion (The Engineer), Emily Bautista (Kim), Anthony Festa (Chris) and J. Daughtry (John).  Miss Saigon was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and directed by Laurence Conner.

Michael Kinney is a Freelance Content Provider

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