Miss Saigon

1-A-scene-from-the-London-production-of-MISS-SAIGON.-Photo-by-Michael-Le-Poer-Trench-and-Matthew-MurphyMiss Saigon
Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Fr & Alain Boublil
Choreography by Geoffrey Garratt
Directed by Laurence Connnor
BroadwayΒ Theatre
March 20, 2017
Production website
πŸ’‰πŸ’‰πŸ’‰ out of 5.

It has been 20 years since I saw Miss Saigon and the show feels quite different.Β  The show still has that wonderful anti-war bite of spinning embassy gates, marching followers of Ho Chi Minh storming through the rice fields, and helicopters (now more realistically then EVER) pulling out all of the American forces from Saigon and leaving all of the natives with lots of empty promises and fatherless children.Β  The exploitation of the women into sexual slavery and trafficking remains the same – perhaps made even more painfully blunt as this cast has no inhibitions about touching the breasts, butts, and crotches of women at will.Β  This production truly takes the objectification of women to a new level of inappropriateness.Β  It is NOT for the faint of heart. Continue reading Miss Saigon