YESTERDAY, April 18, Cameron Mackintosh announced auditions for The Engineer and Kim for the upcoming productions of Miss Saigon. The announcement was posted on the Atlantis Theatrical Instagram page.
The audition for The Engineer will happen on Friday, May 4; while the audition for the role of Kim will happen on Saturday, May 5. All the auditions will hold at the Open Haus, 3657 Bautista St., Makati City.
Miss Saigon is an adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. It is set during the Vietnam War. The story focus on the love story of an American soldier named Chris, and a Vietnamese orphan-turned-prostitute named Kim. When the city of Saigon falls, the lovers are forced apart, and each must find their own way, alone.
It was premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1989. One of the most well-known Filipino actors who were part Miss Saigon are Isay Alvarez (Gigi, 1989), Monique Wilson (Alternate Kim, 1989), Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi, 2014) and Miss Lea Salonga (Kim, 1989).