Miss Saigon

MS - NewFrankston Arts Centre: July 2016

 Brief Synopsis

Miss Saigon is an epic, stunning adaptation of Puccini’s opera, Madame Butterfly, by the writers behind Les Miserables. Reframing Puccini’s story by setting it during the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is a powerful and poignant tale of love in a war-torn country. In the dangerous days before Saigon’s fall in 1975, Chris (an American GI) and Kim (a destitute Vietnamese orphan working her first night as a prostitute) fall in love. When the city falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone. When, years later, Chris is able to return to Vietnam, he brings with him an American wife. Kim, who has waited for Chris, has raised their son, Tam, who is “bui-doi”– a term for a child conceived during the horrors of war. With so much devastation behind them, Kim and Chris must decide how to move forward. Miss Saigon is a tragedy of massive proportions: passionate, profound, and heart-wrenchingly honest. With a sung-through score and tour-de-force roles for actors, Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that will stay with you for years to come.

 

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Production Team
  Scott Hili
Musical Director Anthony Bingham
Choreographer Mon Sabbatucci
Tess Sabbatucci
Production Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Stage Manager Karen Bates
Set and Scenic Design Mike Fletcher
Costume Design Brett Wingfield
Lighting Design Brad Alcock
Sound Design Marcello Lo Ricco
Steve Cooke
Make Up Design Kylie McMillan
Wig Design Trent Whitmore
Assistant to the Director Tim Warren-Smith
Associate Musical Director Ned Dixon
Stage Projection Programming Andrei Chlebnikowski
Lighting Board Operator Patsi Boddison
Follow Spot Operator Daniel McLeod
Nick Armstrong
Costume Co-ordinator Brett Wingfield
Costume Assistant Cathy Conway
Fran Boyd
Jo Corbel
Gina Goss
Rae Higman
Scott Hili
Tara Kabalan
Trudi MacKenzie
Maria Sabbatucci
Jo Shorton
Elise Stevens
Brenda Trickey
Aimee Tynkkynen
Tim Warren-Smith
Jacinta Wilson
Costume Tailor John Carbone
Make Up Co-ordinator Kylie McMillan
Emma Mansfield
Hannah Rule
Rebecca Hawkins
Samantha Howlett
Rebecca McLeod
Gab Murphy
Rachelle Wilson
Program Design Kylie McMillan
Props Co-ordinator Jane Lacey
Props Assistant Carole Cuthbertson
Props Speciality – Lions Michelle Thomas
Jesse Thomas
Diane Pereira
Dressers Cathy Conway
Maria Sabbatucci
Aimee Tynkkynen
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Scenic Concept Scott Hili
Scenic Artist Sarah Inglis
Set Construction Chris Brown
Benny Burton
Lachie Fletcher
Zac Groeneveld
Scott Hili
Michael Large
Cameron Sweatman
Jesse Thomas
Tim Warren-Smith
Set Dressing Scott Hili
Tim Warren_Smith
Set Electrics Sam Graham
Sound Operator Steve Cooke
Sound Crew Dave Banen
Mark Crick
Mick Crozier
Josh Lacey
Jake Sipcic
Craig Simmonds
Sound – Microphone Technicians Angela Ginsberg
Sarah Ginsberg
Gina Goss
Assistant Stage Manager Nicole Lylak
Staging Callum Armstrong
Lauren DeSilva
Sebastian Johnston
Josh Lacey
Jez Lylak
Aidan Niarros
Saskia Scott
David Southall
Isaac Underhill
Video and Stage Images Mike Fletcher
Stage Effects Morgan Henson
Armourer Peter Bates
Craig Dixon
Fly Technician Michael Bates
Will Maddren
Tam’s Chaperone Maddi Fletcher
Front of House Co-ordinator Chris Congdon
Front of House Bill McNeilly
Kayla Wilson
Bev Woodford
Green Room Co-ordinator Jan Lavender
Green Room Helen Brown
Carole Cuthbertson
Rae Higman
Company Physio Pete Nicklen
Dance Captain Amy Browne
Rehearsal Pianist Ned Dixon
Keyboard Programming Nathan Firman
Marketing Courtney Beeren
Kylie McMillan
Brett Wingfield
Social Media Co-ordinator Courtney Beeren
Marketing Videos James Terry
Company Photographer Mike Fletcher
Company Tickets Fran Boyd
Audition Secretary Brett Wingfield
Conductor Anthony Bingham
Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 1 Ned Dixon
Flute/Piccolo/Asian Flutes Paul Jenkins
Oboe/Cor Anglais Samantha Jones
Flute/Clarinet/Alto Saxophone Hayley Blakiston
Bassoon Glenn Taylor
French Horn 1 Bruce Ikin
French Horn 2 Olivia Maccora
Trombone John Beckley
Percussion 1 Josh Mulcahy
Percussion 2 Bryn Bowen
Keyboard 2 Sue Fletcher
Keyboard 3 Martine Wengrow
Violins Anne Beruldsen
Camilla Caldwell
Andrew Cook
Paige Harvey
Viola John Clancy
Jenny Stokes
Cello Debra Mcleod
Bass Geoff Shields
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Cast
Kim Guada Banel
Engineer Michael Laity
Chris Tom Green
John Matt Woodford
Thuy Adam Jon
Gigi Tara Kabalan
Ellen Kaela Raku
Tam Matlida Doughty
Mimi Hannah Sabbatucci
Yvonne Alice Breedon
Fifi Amy Browne
Yvette Alicia Loftus
Dominique Meghan D’Souza
Mai Tayla Holmes
Trinh Diane Pereira
Schultz Daragh Wills
Huston Jesse Thomas
Nolan Pete Nicklen
Troy Max Rowe
Gibbons Mark Mackenzie
Reeves Lachlan Casey-Roleff
Frye Luca Cirillo
Ensemble Benny Burton
Liam Charleston
Katherine Clough
Nicola Codd
Ned Ebert
Lachlan Fletcher
Olivia Harvey
Michael Mitchell
Adam Nash
Same Neve
Stephanie Scott
Andy Seymour
Pit Singers Jo Corbel
Kim Pearce
Barbara Rogers
Eleasha Saul
Janet Reid
John Tacey