Music: Claude-Michel Schonberg. Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Richard Maltby Jnr. The Metropolitan Musical Theatre Co. of SA. The Arts Theatre, Adelaide. May 9 – 18, 2019
First produced in London in 1989, Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schonberg (Music), Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. (Lyrics) was and remains one of the most internationally successful of the late-20th century ‘mega-musicals’. It has also, however, been perhaps the most controversial, attracting negative criticism from the start, generally associated with accusations of ‘sexism’, ‘racism’, ‘racial stereo-typing and negativity’, ‘misogyny’ and ‘cultural appropriation’.