A Classic Love Story Updated in Miss Saigon at Starlight, September 7-13

A Classic Love Story Updated in Miss Saigon at Starlight, September 7-13

Miss Saigon logoMiss Saigon, one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time, will be produced by Starlight Theatre, September 7-13.  In Miss Saigon, Puccini’s Madame Butterfly is brought to the modern world. This powerful pop opera is an emotional tale about forbidden love, the tragedies of war and the sacrifices made to achieve the American Dream.

 Miss Saigon is a love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman during the American occupation of Saigon during the Vietnam War.  The Tony Award-winning musical was created by Claude Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, the visionaries behind Les Miserables, and features a series of sensational musical numbers including, “Why God Why?” and “The American Dream.” It remains the 11th longest-running Broadway musical in musical theatre history.

“For Starlight’s production of Miss Saigon, we have assembled a stellar cast under the direction of internationally recognized artists that includes Director Fred Hanson, Music Director Kevin Stites and Choreographer Baayork Lee,” said Denton Yockey, President and Executive Producer of Starlight. “They are each established leaders in the musical theatre industry, and I cannot underscore enough what a thrill and a tremendous privilege it has been to have them in Kansas City rehearsing and preparing this production.”

Starlight Theatre is the lead producer of Miss SaigonAfter opening in Kansas City, the co-production will travel to the Bushnell Theatre in Hartford, the Fisher Theatre in Detroit and the Ordway Theatre in St. Paul.  It is Starlight’s sixth and final production in its 2013 Broadway Series, and is presented by U.S. Bank.

Tickets to Miss Saigon are now on sale for $10 – $135. Tickets are available at kcstarlight.com, by calling 816-363-STAR (7827) or in person at Starlight Theatre, 4600 Starlight Road. Box Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.  Discounted ticket prices for groups of 15 or more can be ordered by contacting Stacey Million, Starlight’s group sales manager, at groups@kcstarlight.com or 816-997-1137.

All performances begin at 8 p.m.  Dining options for Miss Saigon include pre-show dining in the VIP Club catered by Plaza Catering that includes hot buffet items, extensive salad selections, a veggie garden bar, desserts, and special children’s menu. Reservations may be made in advance; walk-ups are also welcome. The menu for Miss Saigon is posted at www.kcstarlight.com. Other dining options include concession stand favorites and pre-packaged salads and sandwiches on the Encore Deck.

Pre-show tours of the stage, Starlight’s Walk of Stars, gardens and fountains are offered nightly along with pre-show performances at the Starlight Square stage.  Free nightly, behind-the-scenes tours with information about Starlight and its rich history begin at 6:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 7 p.m. at the top of the theatre behind Terrace Section 1. The Ovation Gift Store is open from 6 p.m. through end of show. Accessible parking and guest assistance getting in and out of the theater are available.  For information about other Starlight services, visit kcstarlight.com.