Miss Saigon

Frankston Arts Centre July 2016

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.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Scott Hili
Musical DirectorAnthony Bingham
ChoreographerMon Sabbatucci
Tess Sabbatucci
Production Co-ordinatorBrett Wingfield
Stage ManagerKaren Bates
Set and Scenic DesignMike Fletcher
Costume DesignBrett Wingfield
Lighting DesignBrad Alcock
Sound DesignMarcello Lo Ricco
Steve Cooke
Make Up DesignKylie McMillan
Wig DesignTrent Whitmore
Assistant to the DirectorTim Warren-Smith
Associate Musical DirectorNed Dixon
Stage Projection ProgrammingAndrei Chlebnikowski
Lighting Board OperatorPatsi Boddison
Follow Spot OperatorDaniel McLeod
Nick Armstrong
Costume Co-ordinatorBrett Wingfield
Costume AssistantCathy 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 TailorJohn Carbone
Make Up Co-ordinatorKylie McMillan
Emma Mansfield
Hannah Rule
Rebecca Hawkins
Samantha Howlett
Rebecca McLeod
Gab Murphy
Rachelle Wilson
Program DesignKylie McMillan
Props Co-ordinatorJane Lacey
Props AssistantCarole Cuthbertson
Props Speciality – LionsMichelle Thomas
Jesse Thomas
Diane Pereira
DressersCathy Conway
Maria Sabbatucci
Aimee Tynkkynen
Jacinta Wilson
Brett Wingfield
Scenic ConceptScott Hili
Scenic ArtistSarah Inglis
Set ConstructionChris Brown
Benny Burton
Lachie Fletcher
Zac Groeneveld
Scott Hili
Michael Large
Cameron Sweatman
Jesse Thomas
Tim Warren-Smith
Set DressingScott Hili
Tim Warren_Smith
Set ElectricsSam Graham
Sound OperatorSteve Cooke
Sound CrewDave Banen
Mark Crick
Mick Crozier
Josh Lacey
Jake Sipcic
Craig Simmonds
Sound – Microphone TechniciansAngela Ginsberg
Sarah Ginsberg
Gina Goss
Assistant Stage ManagerNicole Lylak
StagingCallum Armstrong
Lauren DeSilva
Sebastian Johnston
Josh Lacey
Jez Lylak
Aidan Niarros
Saskia Scott
David Southall
Isaac Underhill
Video and Stage ImagesMike Fletcher
Stage EffectsMorgan Henson
ArmourerPeter Bates
Craig Dixon
Fly TechnicianMichael Bates
Will Maddren
Tam’s ChaperoneMaddi Fletcher
Front of House Co-ordinatorChris Congdon
Front of HouseBill McNeilly
Kayla Wilson
Bev Woodford
Green Room Co-ordinatorJan Lavender
Green RoomHelen Brown
Carole Cuthbertson
Rae Higman
Company PhysioPete Nicklen
Dance CaptainAmy Browne
Rehearsal PianistNed Dixon
Keyboard ProgrammingNathan Firman
MarketingCourtney Beeren
Kylie McMillan
Brett Wingfield
Social Media Co-ordinatorCourtney Beeren
Marketing VideosJames Terry
Company PhotographerMike Fletcher
Company TicketsFran Boyd
Audition SecretaryBrett Wingfield
ConductorAnthony Bingham
Assistant Conductor/Keyboard 1Ned Dixon
Flute/Piccolo/Asian FlutesPaul Jenkins
Oboe/Cor AnglaisSamantha Jones
Flute/Clarinet/Alto SaxophoneHayley Blakiston
BassoonGlenn Taylor
French Horn 1Bruce Ikin
French Horn 2Olivia Maccora
TromboneJohn Beckley
Percussion 1Josh Mulcahy
Percussion 2Bryn Bowen
Keyboard 2Sue Fletcher
Keyboard 3Martine Wengrow
ViolinsAnne Beruldsen
Camilla Caldwell
Andrew Cook
Paige Harvey
ViolaJohn Clancy
Jenny Stokes
CelloDebra Mcleod
BassGeoff Shields
CAST
KimGuada Banel
EngineerMichael Laity
ChrisTom Green
JohnMatt Woodford
ThuyAdam Jon
GigiTara Kabalan
EllenKaela Raku
TamMatlida Doughty
MimiHannah Sabbatucci
YvonneAlice Breedon
FifiAmy Browne
YvetteAlicia Loftus
DominiqueMeghan D’Souza
MaiTayla Holmes
TrinhDiane Pereira
SchultzDaragh Wills
HustonJesse Thomas
NolanPete Nicklen
TroyMax Rowe
GibbonsMark Mackenzie
ReevesLachlan Casey-Roleff
FryeLuca Cirillo
EnsembleBenny Burton
Liam Charleston
Katherine Clough
Nicola Codd
Ned Ebert
Lachlan Fletcher
Olivia Harvey
Michael Mitchell
Adam Nash
Same Neve
Stephanie Scott
Andy Seymour
Pit SingersJo Corbel
Kim Pearce
Barbara Rogers
Eleasha Saul
Janet Reid
John Tacey