The Toowoomba Choral Society is just days away from opening night of their latest production, Miss Saigon to be performed in the Armitage Centre from June 18-21.
With more than 80 people involved in bringing the production to life, the show will be presented with full action in front of an orchestra and choir onstage.
Set in 1975 during the fall of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an intense love story that also deals with the prejudice and bigotry between the Vietnamese and Americans.
Starring Elissa Ryan as Kim, Edward Pietsch as Chris as well as supporting leads Neil Roche-Kelly, Jon Maskell, Ryan Paroz, Heather Gillies and Jenni Potter, Miss Saigon is a show full of memorable and powerful music that will move the audience.
Toowoomba Choral Society Chair, Rebecca Kirby said the project was a new challenge for the group, which makes full use of the unique Armitage Centre venue.
“The audience can expect an intense emotional journey and in this theatre, an intimate theatre experience,” she said.
“The leads are amazing and have grown into their characters extremely well. The Toowoomba Choral Society Choir is sounding better than ever and the Orchestra are very experienced with Toowoomba Concert Orchestra conductor Matthew Henry as Musical Director,”
“The creative team has done an outstanding job to bring it all together and have been quite innovative in how the show will be staged.
The rehearsals have been incredibly moving with brilliant singing from everyone and they have had a fabulous level of commitment to bring this heartbreaking story to life.”
Miss Saigon features the heart wrenching songs including Movie in My Mind, Why God Why?, Sun and Moon, Bui Doi, American Dream and I Still Believe.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au.
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