‘Miss Saigon’ in Manila Full Cast Announced
Full casting has been announced today for the international tour of Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon, which will begin in Manila before traveling to other Asian territories yet to be announced.
The company is led by previously announced cast members Abigail Adriano and Seann Miley Moore, the Filipino-Australians reprising their roles as Kim and The Engineer from the Australian run, along with Nigel Hucke and Laurence Mossman, who will also reprise their roles as Chris and Thuy respectively. Joining them are Sarah Morrison as Ellen and Lewis Francis as John.
Kiara Dario, a homegrown Filipino theater actress and a member of P-pop girl group Daydream, will make her international theater debut as Gigi. Dario was last seen on the Philippine stage playing the role of Snow White in REP’s staging of Snow White and the Prince and as Mrs. Potiphar in Trumpets Inc.’s Joseph the Dreamer.
Also in the cast are Michael Boyle, Carlo Boumouglbay, Ellie Chan, Shannon Cheong, Celine Cleveland, David Duketis, Natasha Dumlao, Gelina Enriquez, Sara Haruta, Leyton Holmes, Jiho Hwang, Emily Huynh, Mikaila Imaguchi, Patrick Jeremy, Hamish Johnston, Nicholas Kong, Vi Lam, Winchester Lopez, Robbie Mejica, Bailey Nathan-Park, Tetsuya Okubo, Atsushi Okumura, David Ouch, Tony Oxybel, Paloma Renouf, Annabelle Rosewarne, Jack Connor Rowan, Trevor Santos, Louis Stockil, Asmara Soekotjo, Tamsyn Thomas, Brad Veitch, Aday Velasco, Louisa Vilinne, and Sam Ward.
Sharing his excitement, Cameron Mackintosh said, “This is a cast with incredible energy and heart who totally grasp the true story of Miss Saigon and its contemporary resonance. I have no doubt it’ll be one of the most unforgettable productions of Miss Saigon we have ever seen.”
GMG Productions’ CEO Carlos Candal also commented, “We’re incredibly excited to bring Miss Saigon to Manila and showcase the incredible talents of this diverse and remarkable ensemble. Filipinos will undoubtedly be treated to the exceptional artistry and performances this company of world-class performers can deliver.”
“This show is Asian excellence and this cast is giving Slay-Asian pride!” Miley Moore said. “Miss Saigon is a story that resonates with so many of us and our families so seeing all of us together, ready to tell this story, is really empowering. The spotlight is now on our community, and we are going to own the stage and tell our truth.”
Miss Saigon has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, adapted from original French lyrics by Alain Boublil, with additional lyrics by Michael Mahler. The new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt. Production design is by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux; costume design by Andreane Neofitou; lighting design by Bruno Poet; projections by Luke Halls; sound design by Mick Potter; and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Music supervision is by Alfonso Casado Trigo and Guy Simpson, with associate choreography by Richard Jones and the Asian tour production is directed by Jean-Pierre Van Der Spuy.
The Asian Tour of Miss Saigon is produced by GWB Entertainment, with the Manila season presented at The Theatre at Solaire from March 23 to May 5 by GMG Productions, with tickets on sale exclusively through Ticketworld.