Flat Rock Playhouse Presents: Miss Saigon

July 26, 2014 Hendersonville , News Stories 1382 Views
Flat Rock Playhouse Presents: Miss Saigon

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Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, from July 24 – August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its “Season of Laughter and Love” presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time.

Winner of several Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon is the story of Chris, an American GI who falls in love with a young Vietnamese girl named Kim during the final days of the Vietnam War. Their brief but powerful love affair is set against the backdrop of the turmoil that eventually led to the fall of Saigon and their tragic separation. As Chris tries to make a new life for himself in America, Kim fights impossible odds and sacrifices everything to be reunited with him. The two finally meet in Bangkok several years later for a reunion that will change both of their lives forever.

Miss Saigon is an epic, daring musical based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and is filled with emotional power. The soaring score and the rich characters are set against a complex background that includes over fifty scene changes, hundreds of costumes, and stunning lighting, sound and projection designs. For theatergoers who have seen this performance before, the scene that ends with a helicopter landing on the stage is a major focus of this Playhouse summer blockbuster. Every moment of the performance, from the overwhelming whirl of the helicopter to the silent magic that accompanies Chris and Kim’s first dance will be an enveloping, thrilling experience for the audience.

Vincent Marini returns to the Playhouse as Guest Director for Miss Saigon. Marini has also directed Les Miserables; For The Glory; A Few Good Men; Guys and Dolls; The Buddy Holly Story; Celtic Christmas; Our Show of Shows; Cotton Patch Gospel; Hank Williams: Lost Highway; The Fantasticks; and The Last 5 Years.

Cast members are Diana Huey, Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Eddie Egan, John Ashley Brown, Erin Mosher, Mel Maghuyop, Austin Ku, Justine Moral, Jackie Nguyen, Taylor Collins, Hansel Tan, Kenway Kua, Stephanie Lo, J. Morgan Shaffo, Sara Spadacene, Patrick Clanton, Nate Huntl“vey, Sarah Cammarata, Avery Draper, Gabriela Gomez, Lina Lee, Nicole Sheehan, Sumire Yu, Joe Bach, Nick Morgan, Zane Phillips, Frankie Ramirez, John Rudell, and Grant Zavitkovsky.

Music Director is Michael Sebastian. Scenic Designer is Dennis Maulden. Costume Designer is Ashli Arnold. Lighting Designer is Stephen Terry. Projections Designer is Shawn Duan. Sound Designer is Nick Kourtides. Technical Director is Tony Lawrence.

TICKETS AND SCHEDULE

First Citizens Bank presents Miss Saigon at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, July 24 – August 24. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org.

Discounts are available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC.

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