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MISS SAIGON FROM autumn 2020 in vienna

The most moving love story of our time

13.11.2019

MISS SAIGON, Cameron Mackintosh’s global smash hit production, will be in Vienna for the first time from the autumn of 2020. VBW Artistic Director Christian Struppeck brings the famous musical by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg in the spectacular new version as the opening production at the newly renovated Raimund Theater from autumn 2020.

MISS SAIGON at the Raimund Theater | Trailer

MISS SAIGON at the Raimund Theater | Trailer

MISS SAIGON – A musical that gets under your skin

This acclaimed production by the world’s most successful musical theatre producer, Cameron Mackintosh (LES MISÉRABLES, MARY POPPINS, CATS, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) and written by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg (the writers of LES MISÉRABLES) is an extraordinary masterpiece of a musical that has touched people all over the world for three decades.

Haunting music, impressive scences, breath-taking technical effects

The moving love story of Kim, the Vietnamese girl, and Chris, the American GI, and their fateful encounter in Vietnam is brought to life in a lavish staging with haunting music, extravagant choreography, a striking set and breath-taking technical effects.  Not for nothing is the dramatic moment when a helicopter lands on stage considered one of the most unforgettable moments in the history of musicals. A superb show with a superb cast, superb effects – emotional, gripping and disturbing all at once.

VBW Artistic Director Ronacher & Raimund Theater Christian Struppeck: “MISS SAIGON is one of the most successful musicals of our time. This dramatic love story by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg, with thrillingly romantic music and an abundance of Asian local colour has won multiple international awards and been seen by 36 million people all over the world. An emotional and musically unusually touching production, which we are now bringing to our audiences in Vienna for the first time.”

Producer Cameron Mackintosh: “It’s hard to believe that it has been 30 years this year since Miss Saigon first opened in London but, if anything, the tragic love story at the heart of the show has become even more relevant today, with innocent people being caught in conflicts all over the world. It is 37 years since the first of my productions, Cats, came to Vienna followed by Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, and of course more recently, Mary Poppins. So I am thrilled to have the chance to come back and enjoy one of my favourite cities. Miss Saigon has that very rare thing in musicals, a contemporary story rather than fiction and, like Madame Butterfly, the opera that inspired Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil to write this extraordinary musical, the power of its story and glorious music will make it live forever.”

A global smash hit in 32 countries with audiences of over 36 million

Since it first opened in London, MISS SAIGON has become one of the most internationally successful musicals ever. More than 36 million people all over the world have seen the production in 32 countries and it has been translated into 15 different languages. On top of that, it has won over 70 awards – among them 30 of the most important theatre awards, including them three Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, four Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. From September 2020, the musical can also be seen in Vienna for the first time.

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