This epic adaptation of Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores love and loss in the Vietnam conflict.
A tragedy of passion and beauty MISS SAIGON is one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. Nominated for an incredible number of Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk Awards, MISS SAIGON is the second, massively successful offering from the creators of LES MISÉRABLES: Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil.
In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are distressingly separated when Saigon falls. As years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Kim, however, gives birth to Chris’s son and waits faithfully for Chris’s return. When circumstances bring Chris back to Vietnam he learns the truth, but before he is able to speak with Kim, she takes her own life ensuring their son will be taken back to America with his father.
MISS SAIGON is an epic, daring musical that is universal in its emotional power. The sung-through, pop-inflected score showcases a multi-ethnic cast.
Show dates and tech details:
- Tech rehearsal: June 7-11, 2015 (6pm-11pm)
- Show runs from June 12-28, 2015 for 12 performances.
- Thursday, November 27 from 7-10pm
- Friday, November 28 from 7-10pm
Dance Auditions and Callbacks*:
- Dance Auditions – Saturday, November 29 from 6:30-7:30pm
- Callbacks – Saturday, November 29 from 7:30-9:00pm
*those invited will be contacted by midnight, Friday November 28.
Location: 5951-103A Street (use 58 Ave for access, the studio is located between Calgary Trail and Gateway Boulverad, first bay in an orange roof industrial bay complex)
Director: Martin Galba
Musical Director: Daryl Price
Choreographer: Linette Smith
Stage Manager: Jen Magel
What to Bring:
- 2 contrasting Broadway song selections – 16 bars of music that best highlight your vocal range
Those auditioning for the following roles, please prepare a 16 bar selection from these songs, however be prepared to sing the whole song:
- Kim – I’d Give My Life for You
- Chris – Why, God Why?
- Ellen – I Still Believe
- Engineer – Let Me See His Western Nose
Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume, even if you have emailed it to us.
We will accept either sheet music, voiceless tracks on mp3 or cd.
Please bring all your conflicts with you to the auditions. Casting will be made with those consideration. Additional absences may result in having to re-cast some roles.
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org