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Friday, June 1, 2012

Musicals

New Release - MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION

We trust you’ve found some inspiration in the wonderful shows we released
during aMAYzing MAY.  Now that JUmpin’ JUNE is upon us this week, we are proud to add
another exciting (and long awaited) show to our SCHOOL EDITION COLLECTION...


Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil
Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil
Additional Material by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Two Acts, Book Musical, Pop / Rock


THE STORY

A classic love story is brought up-to-date in one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. In MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (the creators of LES MISÉRABLES and MISS SAIGON), 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.

An international sensation, MISS SAIGON is an epic, daring pop opera that is universal in its emotional power even as it deals with controversial, contemporary issues. Its sung-through pop-inflected score gives a multi-ethnic cast of strong pop singers an opportunity to shine, in showstopping numbers like "I Still Believe", "Why God Why?" and "The American Dream". Meanwhile, its fluid cinematic structure gives directors and designers a field day.

Raw and uncompromising, MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION is an intensely personal story of the losses we suffer and the sacrifices we make in a world gone mad.
 

WHY MAKE A SCHOOL EDITION OF THIS SHOW?

Because the original MISS SAIGON has some content elements that previously made it a difficult choice for some high school productions, MTI has worked with the MISS SAIGON authors to create an adaptation that maintains the dramatic intention and integrity of the piece, while editing it to make it more appropriate for high school audiences and performers.


WHAT'S CHANGED?

Along with extra theatrical resources and show requirements catering to high schools, there are two major differences between the original show and the School Edition:
• The language (both dialogue and lyrics) has been cleaned-up throughout.
• A few songs have changed keys to accommodate student voices.
 

THE CAST:

MISS SAIGON SCHOOL EDITION features several male and female star vehicle roles, as well as a large and flexible ensemble with the opportunity for extensive multi-ethnic casting.

 

Visit our Miss Saigon School Edition show page to learn more about this show, or search our entire School Edition Collection.


Complete and return the Perusal Request Form now!

* Conditions Apply
• Standard Terms and Conditions Apply – please visit our website for details.
• Standard Perusal Terms and Conditions Apply
• School Editions are ONLY available for licensing to schools.
• Miss Saigon School Edition production materials available from July 2012.
 

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