Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Miss Saigon

Frank Rich – New York Times - 1991
For all that seems galling about "Miss Saigon" -- and for all that is indeed simplistic, derivative and, at odd instances, laughable about it -- this musical is a gripping entertainment of the old school…

Michael Billington - Guardian – 2014
So how does Boublil and Schonberg’s musical stand up 25 years after its premiere? In this new production by Laurence Connor, it survives very well as a piece of musical storytelling and as a public spectacle. It's not a show one loves, in the way one does Guys and Dolls or Sweeney Todd, but I found myself watching it with a professional admiration.

And for the shows liveliest moment here's Jonathan Pryce as Thernandier... The Engineer singing the 11 o'clock number

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