Miss Saigon - Main roles now filled
Vanessa Heinz and Oedo Kuipers
Vanessa Heinz and Oedo Kuipers will play the roles of Kim and Chris in Cameron Mackintosh’s internationally acclaimed production of Boublil & Schönberg’s musical MISS SAIGON from January 2021. VBW Artistic Director Christian Struppeck brings the famous musical by the writers of LES MISÉRABLES as the opening production at the newly renovated Raimund Theater.
Vanessa Heinz is a winner of the 2019 “Bundeswettbwerb Gesang” singing competition, and Kim is her first starring role as well as her Vienna debut. For established musical star Oedo Kuipers, MISS SAIGON represents a return to the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), having previously played the main role in the hit musical MOZART! at the Raimund Theater.
VBW Director of Musicals Christian Struppeck: “MISS SAIGON is one of the biggest hit musicals of our time. A moving love story, it has won countless awards internationally and attracted audiences of over 36 million all over the world. Vanessa Heinz and Oedo Kuipers are perfectly cast in the two main roles. Together with our first-class ensemble, who will be announced in the spring, they will make MISS SAIGON into an outstanding and exceptionally moving musical experience for our audiences.”
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 scenes, 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.