From the writers of Les Misérables, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, comes another of the most popular musicals of all time, MISS SAIGON. This newly conceived touring production is based on the original Cameron Mackintosh production seen on London and on Broadway.
MISS SAIGON makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles at the Pantages Theatre for a strictly-limited two-week engagement on June 16, 2004 and running through June 27.
The sixth longest running show in Broadway history, and one of the greatest stage successes ever, MISS SAIGON has grossed more than $1.3 billion worldwide and won 29 awards. Internationally, MISS SAIGON has been performed in 13 countries in eight different languages, and has been seen by more than 28 million people worldwide. More than 13.2 million people in North America have seen MISS SAIGON.
The evening I went to see Miss Saigon at the Pantages Theatre, there was an air of excitement hovering around the atmosphere. The audience was primed and eager to take the imaginary ride to the war torn city of Saigon in 1975 Vietnam. The minute the first clear strong voice rang out into the theatre I knew that this would be a magical journey. I was not disappointed. This touring company works together as a very well oiled machine with even the smallest part played out fully. The voices of the leads were all strong vibrant, and exceptional. Every one of them was good enough to be part of the original Broadway production, not just a touring company. I could find little fault with anyone of the actors up onstage and very much to praise. They artfully reprised the roles that have been played numerous times by numerous others as if this was the original first production, conceived individually by each of them.
The story itself is an ancient one, revised and retold in the context of the Vietnamese war. Set in 1975 during the final days leading up to the American evacuation of Saigon, MISS SAIGON is the story of two young lovers torn apart by the fortunes of destiny and held together by a burning passion and the fate of a small child. It is a timeless bittersweet and heart-wrenching tale of love. Hailed as a musical masterpiece, its soaring melodies and powerful emotions have captured hearts - and awards - around the world.
Performances of MISS SAIGON will be playing through June 27th on Tuesday-Friday evenings at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM and Sundays at 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM.
Tickets, $42.50 to $67.50
Tickets are available at the Pantages Theatre Box Office.
Located at 6233 Hollywood Blvd near the corner of Hollywood and Vine, the box office is open daily 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM, or until 30 minutes after curtain goes up on the day of a performance.
Tickets may also be obtained online at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 213-365-3500 or 714-740-7878, or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet (Robinsons-May, Wherehouse Music, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Musica).