Base Entertainment Asia, in collaboration with GWB Entertainment, is delighted to announce the highly anticipated Singapore premiere of Cameron Mackintosh’s award-winning musical, Miss Saigon. This sensational production by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg is set to captivate audiences at Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, with a strictly limited season starting from 15 August 2024.
Following its triumphant run at the Sydney Opera House and a successful season in Australia, Miss Saigon arrives in Singapore as one of the most talked-about theatrical experiences of recent times.
The waitlist for priority access to tickets is now open at MissSaigon.sg until 18 February 2024, SGT2359. Subscribers to the waitlist and Maybank Cardmembers will enjoy exclusive priority access starting from 20 February 2024. The public on-sale is scheduled to commence on 23 February 2024. All tickets will be available through Marina Bay Sands Ticketing and SISTIC.
The Daily Telegraph (UK) praises the production, stating, “THIS THRILLING NEW PRODUCTION SPILLS OUT BEYOND THEATRE AND SPEAKS DIRECTLY TO THE TIMES WE LIVE IN – MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCES.”
Miss Saigon, winner of 70 major theatre awards, including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards, and four Drama Desk Awards, has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals of all time. Conceived by the creators of Les Misérables, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, this iconic musical has enraptured 38 million people worldwide, performed in 15 languages, across 32 countries and 350 cities.
The New Yorker declares it a “DYNAMITE BROADWAY REVIVAL,” adding to the global acclaim garnered by the production.
Cameron Mackintosh, speaking about the Singapore season, expresses his excitement: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be bringing my spectacular new production of Miss Saigon to Singapore. Without doubt, it is the best production of Saigon I have ever produced in Asia. I can’t envisage another show of this scale being done in Singapore for the foreseeable future.”
Chantal Prudhomme, CEO of Base Entertainment Asia, echoes the sentiment: “We are delighted to be working with Cameron Mackintosh, whose creative influence on the world of musical theatre has been unparalleled. Miss Saigon stands out as an epic story about love, loss, and resilience that transcends borders and connects with audiences all across the world.”
Miss Saigon narrates the poignant tale of Kim, a young Vietnamese woman orphaned by war, who works in a bar run by the notorious Engineer. Her love story with American G.I. Chris unfolds against the backdrop of the fall of Saigon, leading to a three-year epic journey of survival and a quest to reunite with Chris, unaware of fathering a son. Featuring a sensational cast and an unforgettable score, including classic hits like “The Heat is On in Saigon,” “The Movie in My Mind,” “Last Night of the World,” and “American Dream,” this new production promises an immersive experience.
The original production of Miss Saigon premiered in Australia in 1995 and returned in 2007. The current iteration opened in London in May 2014 to record-breaking sales and critical acclaim, subsequently gracing Broadway and embarking on a highly successful US Tour.
The London Times declares it “THRILLING, SOARING, AND SPECTACULAR,” while The Daily Mail affirms, “THE GREATEST MUSICAL OF ALL-TIME JUST GOT EVEN BETTER.”
Miss Saigon features music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The production is directed by Laurence Connor, with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. The creative team includes Matt Kinley and Totie Driver for production design, Andreane Neofitou for costume design, Bruno Poet for lighting design, Luke Halls for projections, Mick Potter for sound design, and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Alfonso Casado Trigo and Guy Simpson, with associate choreography by Richard Jones, and the Asian tour production is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy.
Don’t miss this unmissable opportunity to witness the unparalleled theatrical grandeur of Miss Saigon. A presentation by Cameron Mackintosh, GWB Entertainment, Base Entertainment Asia, and Opera Australia.