Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Miss Saigon in La Mirada April 13-May 6

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT by arrangement with Cameron Mackintosh, continue their 2011-2012 season with one the greatest love stories of all time, MISS SAIGON, with music by Claude Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. & Alain Boublil, adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, additional material by Richard Maltby, Jr., orchestrations by William D. Brohn. This new production will be choreographed by Dana Solimando, musical directed by John Glaudini and directed by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Producing Artistic Director Brian Kite. MISS SAIGON will preview on Friday, April 13, 2012 and run through Sunday, May 6, 2012 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.

The classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In MISS SAIGON, Alain Boublil and Claude- Michel Schönberg (the creators of Les Misérables), along with Richard Maltby, Jr., bring Puccini’s Madame Butterfly to the modern world in a moving testament to the human spirit and a scathing indictment of the tragedies of war. In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, an American soldier and a Vietnamese girl fall in love, only to be separated during the fall of Saigon. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years ends in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. Raw and uncompromising, MISS SAIGON is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.

MISS SAIGON will begin performances on Friday, April 13, 2012 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 14) and runs for four weeks through Sunday, May 6.

Performances will be 7:30pm on Wednesdays & Thursdays; 8pm on Fridays; 2pm and 8pm on Saturdays; and 2pm on Sundays.

There will be no matinee performance on Saturday, April 14. There will be talk-back sessions with the actors for the audience following the performances on Wednesday, April 18 & Wednesday, May 2.

Tickets range from $35 - $50 and can be purchased at La Mirada Theatre’s website, or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. Student, Senior, Children and group discounts are available.LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS is located at 14900 La Mirada Boulevard in La Mirada, near the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue where the 91 and 5 freeways meet. Parking is free.

PETER PAN starring CATHY RIGBY – June 1, 2012 - June 24, 2012

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