Evangelicals and Art: Miss Saigon (Part 1)

Miss Saigon was written by Claude Michael Schonberg and Alain Boublil, the same team that brought us Les Miserables. Miss Saigon is based on Madame Butterfly, except this love story is between an American Solider, and a bar girl set against the closing days of the Vietnam War. This musical put Lea Salonga on the map, and Jonathan Pryce played a sleazy pimp. It ran in London for 10 years (1989 – 1999) and Broadway for 10 (1991 – 2001). I saw this in Chicago and loved it immensely. There is too much to put up in one post so I will break it up into two posts. I would recommend “Last Night of the World,” “I Still Believe” and “This is the Hour.” Have a good weekend! 🙂

The Heat is on in Saigon

Simon Bowman, Leah Salonga, Jonathan Pryce – The Heat is on in Saigon (Original London Cast)

Isay Alvarez, and Leah Salonga – The Movie in My Mind (Manila Cast)

Aaron Tveit – Why God Why?

Will Chase and Lea Salonga – Sun and Moon (Manila Cast)

Simon Bowman and Lea Salonga – Last Night of the World (Original London Cast)

Peter Cousens and Joanna Ampil – Last Night of the World (Complete Symphonic Recording)

Lea Salonga and Liz Callaway – I Still Believe (Carnegie Hall)

Kevin Gray, Joanna Ampil, Charles Azluy -Thuy’s Death/You Will Not Touch him/This is the Hour (Complete Symphonic Recording)

Lea Salonga – This is the Hour (BBC Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary)

Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Keith Burns – This is the Hour (Original London)


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