Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg. Lyrics: Richard Maltby Jr & Alain Boublil. Additional Material: Richard Maltby Jr. Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Third Year Musical Theatre Students. Director: Michelle Miall. Musical Director: Matthew Samer. Choreography: Helena Moore. Conservatorium Theatre, South Bank, Brisbane. 9-17 August, 2013.
This was a terrific production of Miss Saigon – emotional, spectacular and thrilling. With a cast of 32, and an orchestra of 19, director Michelle Miall time-after-time created memorable theatrical images.
Schonberg, Boublil and Maltby’s sung-through musical, based on Madam Butterfly and set in Vietnam and Bangkok during the Vietnam War, has never failed to move an audience with its powerful and emotive music and this production was no exception.