The Rocky Horror Show is 50 and currently entertaining Sydneysiders at the Theatre Royal. Come May it’s all about the Tina Turner show followed by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast musical and Wicked in August. If you thought this stacked roster couldn’t get any better we’ve got some news for you. Cameron Mackintosh’s critically acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon is set to premiere at the Sydney Opera House thanks to a collaboration with Opera Australia. The commercially and critically acclaimed production has been the recipient of several awards over the years including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards. And now you can experience this epic love story of passion and tragedy at the Joan Sutherland Theatre this August.
Miss Saigon, Sydney Opera House
Miss Saigon is the story of a young Vietnamese girl Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris. When Saigon falls, the lovers are separated and an epic journey of survival follows.
The story of Miss Saigon is based on Giacomo Puccini’s 1904 opera Madama Butterfly, which is another major Opera Australia production taking over the iconic floating stage at Mrs Macquaries Point this March.
“Both are haunting stories with brilliant musical scores, set in very different periods in time. What I find particularly exciting is to see this story now told by an Australian cast, which will really showcase the depth of Asian-Australian talent we have in this country,” Opera Australia CEO Fiona Allan said.
The new production will feature a cast of 42 performers and Broadway hits like The Heat is On in Saigon, The Movie in My Mind, Last Night of the World and American Dream. Casting for the roles is currently underway.
Since it opened in 1989, Miss Saigon has been a roaring success around the world. Opera Australia will once again partner with Cameron Mackintosh following their successful collaboration on his production of The Phantom of The Opera last year.
Join the waitlist for tickets here.