History Theatre / MissSaigon

8th May '16 4:25:10 PM DrOO7
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* MistakenForServant: Ellen assumes Kim is the maid when she shows up at the hotel room.


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* UnbalancedByRivalsKid: Ellen regarding Tam.
29th Apr '16 9:04:08 PM DrOO7
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* SexForSolace: [[spoiler: Chris grabs his wife Ellen and kisses her passionately, having just awakened from a nightmare about his lost love Kim. It's not hard to imagine that he's trying to invoke this trope.]]
27th Apr '16 3:34:32 PM DrOO7
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* TwoFirstNames: Christopher Scott and John Thomas.
23rd Apr '16 11:10:51 AM DrOO7
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* AdaptationExpansion: Ellen and The Engineer's roles are far more extensive than their counterparts in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''.

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* AdaptationExpansion: Ellen and The Engineer's roles are far more extensive than their counterparts in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''. Inverted with Butterfly's maid Suzuki, whose closet possible alternate (Gigi and the other bar girls) disappear 1/3 through the musical.



* AdaptationalVillainy: Ellen isn't necessarily a bad person, but her not wanting to take Tam is a complete 180 from Kate, her counterpart in ''Butterfly'', who promised to raise and love Butterfly's son as if he were her own.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Ellen isn't necessarily a bad person, but her not wanting to take Tam is a complete 180 from Kate, her counterpart in ''Butterfly'', who not only asked for Butterfly's son, but promised to raise and love Butterfly's son him as if he were her own.



** In the initial London production, Ruthie Henshall was one of the nameless bar girls. Several years later, she was cast in the role of Ellen. In fact, many of the actresses playing the bar girls eventually took on the role of Kim or Ellen.

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** In the initial London production, Ruthie Henshall was one of the nameless bar girls. Several years later, she was cast in the role of Ellen. In fact, many of the actresses playing the bar girls eventually took on the role of Kim or Ellen.Ellen, while those playing the soldiers understudied and/or eventually became John or Chris.


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** Gigi and the various bar girls are Suzuki.
23rd Apr '16 11:00:00 AM DrOO7
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* SecondLove: Ellen to Chris.
--> "The story of my life began again. . .with you."



* SecondLove: Ellen to Chris.
--> "The story of my life began again. . .with you."
22nd Apr '16 2:26:49 PM DrOO7
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* SecondLove: Ellen to Chris.
--> "The story of my life began again. . .with you."
9th Apr '16 8:04:37 PM DrOO7
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* RetargetedLust: Chris kisses Ellen passionately. . .having awakened from a nightmare about ''Kim''. It's not hard to imagine that he's transferring his feelings for one woman onto the other, especially in the few instances where Ellen has been played by an Asian woman.
19th Mar '16 10:03:27 PM DrOO7
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* LyricalDissonance: In the opening "The Heat Is On In Saigon", despite the raucous nature of the song, the lyrics make it clear that the soldiers are desperate for one last good time before escaping the hellish atmosphere, while the girls are desperate for one last chance to snag an American GI and get out of Vietnam themselves.


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* SexyShirtSwitch: [[spoiler: in some versions, Ellen pulls this during the scene where she watches Chris as he sleeps]]


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* WomanInWhite: Kim in her first scene, representing her virginity and complete innocence and cluelessness regarding the world of prostitution.
12th Feb '16 9:09:30 PM DrOO7
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Ellen conveys this in the 2014 London revival with the song "Maybe", indicating that she'll be willing to give Chris up if necessary for him to heal.
10th Feb '16 12:03:31 PM DrOO7
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* AdaptationExpansion: Ellen and The Engineer's roles are far more extensive than their counterparts in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''.



** Ellen and The Engineer's role are far more expanded than their counterparts in ''Theatre/MadameButterfly''.
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