‘Miss Saigon’ extends PH run until May 12

‘Miss Saigon’ extends PH run until May 12

/ 12:12 PM February 06, 2024

‘Miss Saigon’ extends PH run until May 12Abigail Adriano as Kim during the musical's Australia run. Image: Courtesy of GMG Productions

Abigail Adriano as Kim. Image: Courtesy of GMG Productions

The Philippine run of Boublil & Schönberg’s classic musical “Miss Saigon” has extended its theatrical run until May 12 due to “incredible response,” organizer GMG Productions announced on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Citing the “excitement and enthusiasm” of its supporters, “Miss Saigon” will now run from March 23 to May 12 at the Theatre in Solaire, Parañaque.


“We’re beyond thrilled with the excitement and enthusiasm that the Filipino audience has for Miss Saigon, that we’ve now made the decision to extend the production for one more final week, said GMG Productions CEO Carlos Candal. “We’re eager to welcome more people to be able to experience the classic production.”


The organizer, in association with GWB Entertainment, also announced the musical’s extension on its official social media platforms.

Filipino-Australian theater actress Abigail Adriano will lead the cast as Kim, a Vietnamese orphan who falls in love with an American GI named Chris (Nigel Huckle) against the backdrop of the Vietnam War in the 1970s.

Also joining the cast are Seann Miley Moore as the Engineer, Laurence Mossman as Thuy, Kiara Dario as Gigi, Sarah Morrison as Ellen, and Lewis Francis as John.

Dario’s casting also made waves as she’s a member of the P-pop girl group Daydream.

Meanwhile, Anderson Bonita, Keone Buenaluz, Dylan De Ocampo, Enzo Isaac, and Cassidy Lorenzana were chosen to take on the role of Tam after auditions were held in January.


Despite being a minor character, Tam is the son of Kim and Chris in the musical.

‘Asian excellence’

Moore is also looking forward to bringing the role of the Engineer, who is the musical’s antagonist despite attempting to bring Kim and Chris together.

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“This show is Asian excellence and this cast is giving Slay-Asian pride! 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,” he said in a release. “The spotlight is now on our community, and we are going to own the stage and tell our truth.”

The award-winning musical first opened at the West End (1989) and Broadway (1991) with the Philippines’ very own Lea Salonga starring as Kim.

TAGS: Miss Saigon, Musical Theater

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