Signature Theatre extends Miss Saigon
Virginia's Signature Theatre announced that the run of Miss Saigon is extended through September 29 due to popular demand - an addition of eight performances.
The Tony Award-winning musical, playing in the MAX Theatre, opens the theatre's 2013/14 season with all the adventure, romance, and excitement that Signature promises with the re-imagining of a classic musical.
"Miss Saigon is the most technically ambitious show Signature's ever produced, and we're thrilled that audiences are as excited as we are," said Managing Director Maggie Boland, "A lot of performances are sold out, so we're glad to be able to add another week to the run."
The production stars Signature newcomers Diana Huey as the Vietnamese bar girl Kim, Jason Michael Evans as the American GI Chris and Thom Sesma as the mysterious club owner who calls himself the Engineer. They are joined by many of Signature's most well-known actors, including Erin Driscoll (Spin, Company) as Ellen, Chris Sizemore (Chess, Sweeney Todd) as John, and Christopher Mueller (Spin, Brother Russia) as Tuey.
Cheryl Daro plays Gigi. Stephen Gregory Smith, James Gardiner, Gannon O'Brien, Vincent Kempski, Nicholas Yenson, Kevin Kulp, Ryan Sellers, Katie Mariko Murray, Tamara Young, and Eunice Bae round out the cast.
Miss Saigon features an award-winning creative team that includes Karma Camp (choreographer), Adam Koch (scenic designer), Frank Labowitz (costume designer), Chris Lee (lighting designer), Matt Rowe (sound designer), and Anne Nesmith (wig designer). Gabriel Mangiante is the Music Director, and Kerry Epstein is Production Stage Manager.
Created by the acclaimed writers of Les Miserables (produced by Signature in 2008), this modern, rock-infused adaptation of Puccini's 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores the ongoing impact of love, loss, and the collision of cultures during the Vietnam War. Originally produced in London's West End in 1989, the show played for an astonishing ten years - a run of over four thousand performances. Broadway success followed in 1991.
A 15-piece orchestra backs Miss Saigon's 18-member cast, bringing to life an electrifying score featuring hit songs including "The Heat Is On," "I Still Believe," "Why God Why?" and "The American Dream."