Cameron Mackintosh’s critically acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in August 2023. Casting for the 42 roles in the new Opera Australia production is already well underway, with a full cast announcement anticipated to be made in April.
Winner of 70 major theatre awards including two Olivier Awards, three Tony Awards and four Drama Desk Awards, Miss Saigon has been described as one of the greatest musicals of all time.
From the creators of Les Misérables, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, Miss Saigon has been seen by 38 million people and performed in 15 different languages, in over 32 countries and 350 cities.
Opera Australia CEO Fiona Allan said Miss Saigon is regarded as one of the most critically-acclaimed and popular musicals of all time, with an incredible catalogue of music, enjoyed by millions around the world.
“OA is thrilled to again be partnering with Cameron Mackintosh following our incredibly successful collaboration on his production of The Phantom of The Opera which broke box office records at the Sydney Opera House, and we look forward to working with Cameron and his team on future projects,” said Ms Allan.
“Miss Saigon has been a phenomenal success around the world since it opened in 1989, and like many musicals, its story has proved timely and timeless. Boublil and Schönberg’s powerful story is so heartfelt that it never fails to move audiences night after night in a unique way,” said Cameron Mackintosh.
Miss Saigon tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son. This new production features a stunning spectacle and a sensational cast of 42 performing the soaring score, including Broadway hits like ‘The Heat is On in Saigon,’ ‘The Movie in My Mind,’ ‘Last Night of the World’ and ‘American Dream.’
Since its London premiere in 1989, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical Miss Saigon has become one of the most successful musicals in history. The original Broadway production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991, with what was the largest advance sale in Broadway history ($37 million).
The show went on to play for nearly ten years with 4,111 performances. The original production also premiered in Australia to critical acclaim in 1995 and returned in 2007.
Tickets go on sale Monday 20 March 2023. To receive the most up-to-date information about the production and priority booking, sign up for the waitlist.