History Theatre / MissSaigon

6th Feb '16 6:37:57 PM DrOO7
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* CutSong: ** "Too Much For One Heart", sung by Kim. Lea Salonga still keeps it in her concert repertoire and with good reason. There is also the finale "The Sacred Bird", heard initially when the show opened in London, but since pared down. ** Ellen's solo, "Her or Me", heard on the London Cast Recording, is modified into "Now That I've Seen Her" in all others, basically by replacing the first line with the second. ** Inverted in the London revival, as Ellen has been given a new song, "Maybe", intended to generate more sympathy for her, an often reviled character.

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* CutSong: ** "Too Much For One Heart", sung by Kim. Lea Salonga still keeps it in her concert repertoire and with good reason. There is also UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Ellen. Had she not reacted so badly to the finale "The Sacred Bird", heard initially when the show opened idea of taking Tam, Kim might not have felt it necessary to [[spoiler: kill herself in London, but since pared down. ** Ellen's solo, "Her or Me", heard on the London Cast Recording, is modified into "Now That I've Seen Her" in all others, basically by replacing the first line with the second. ** Inverted in the London revival, as Ellen has been given a new song, "Maybe", intended order to generate more sympathy for her, an often reviled character.ensure that they would]].
24th Jan '16 6:36:43 PM DrOO7
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* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: The opening scenes, "The Heat Is On In Saigon". Despite the raucous atmosphere, the lyrics demonstrate that the soldiers are desperate for one last fling, and that the girls are desperate for one last chance to escape Vietnam.
21st Dec '15 8:02:07 PM Adept
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''MadameButterfly'', TheMusical. Penned by the legendary composers of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' (Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil), ''Miss Saigon'' is a reworking of GiacomoPuccini's 1904 {{opera}} for more contemporary audiences, by [[RecycledINSPACE moving it to some new place]], specifically TheVietnamWar (setting) and Broadway (venue).
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''MadameButterfly'', TheMusical. Penned by the legendary composers of ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' (Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil), ''Miss Saigon'' is a reworking of GiacomoPuccini's Music/GiacomoPuccini's 1904 {{opera}} for more contemporary audiences, by [[RecycledINSPACE moving it to some new place]], specifically TheVietnamWar (setting) and Broadway (venue).
6th Nov '15 5:23:54 AM Morgenthaler
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Properly alligned the image.
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11th Oct '15 1:46:15 PM DrOO7
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** Thuy also. His counterpart in the original disowns Butterfly and condemns her for her actions, but he disappears after the first act. Thuy resurfaces and ''tries to kill'' Tam.
8th Oct '15 1:26:08 PM DrOO7
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* WhamShot: In "I Still Believe", we see Kim alone in a hovel. . .and Chris thousands of miles away in bed with his new wife. Aside from the confusion as to how they ended up like this, given that the last we saw of them was them blissfully happy, with this revelation, we know the show is going to end sadly somehow.
7th Oct '15 9:49:51 PM DrOO7
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** Also, the scene in ''Butterfly'' where Cio-Cio San's uncle shows up at her wedding to denounce her for her actions is echoed in when Thuy shows up at Chris and Kim's apartment to do precisely the same thing, along with threatening the happy couple.

* LoveMakesYouEvil: Thuy's complete devotion to Kim, even after all those years, leads to him trying to kill her child in order to keep their honour. Might also be see as an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.
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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Thuy's complete devotion to Kim, even after all those years, leads to him trying to kill her child in order to keep their honour.honor. Might also be see as an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Thuy's complete devotion ** In the original London production, the very sad song "The Sacred Bird" (Kim preparing Tam to Kim, even after all those years, leads to meet Chris and bid him trying to kill her child in order to keep their honour. Might also be see as farewell) abruptly segues into an AlternativeCharacterInterpretation.instrumental reprise of the raucous, upbeat, "American Dream", which itself abruptly ends with a gunshot.
2nd Oct '15 10:29:13 AM DrOO7
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** Even Chris gets a little of this. For all his {{Jerkass}} ways in ''Butterfly'', Pinkerton genuinely wants to make amends by taking his son to America. Chris on the other hand is willing to leave Tam in Vietnam. Even with the monetary support he's committed to making, he's still turning a blind eye to the bigotry the child will still face.
29th Aug '15 3:39:12 PM DrOO7
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* SonOfAWhore: The Engineer. Tam as well.
23rd Aug '15 10:36:32 AM Lullabee
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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Thuy threatens this against Chris. Then ''Kim'' actually ''does it'' to him (granted, he ''was'' declaring his intention to [[spoiler: kill her son at the time, so [[MamaBear her response was far from unjustified.) (''Then'' she does it to ''herself''!)]]]]
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* MurderTheHypotenuse: Thuy threatens this against Chris. Then ''Kim'' actually ''does it'' to him (granted, he ''was'' declaring his intention to [[spoiler: kill her son at the time, so [[MamaBear her response was far from unjustified.unjustified]].) (''Then'' she does it to ''herself''!)]]]] ''herself''!)]]

* WhatTheHellHero: John gives this to Ellen and Chris regarding their decision to leave Tan and Kim in Bangkok with monetary support, a decision that they try to spin as best for all involved but in truth is about maintaining their own comfort, telling them that they "are talking like fools" and seeming downright disgusted with them at one point; "I hope you two are proud of what you just as said."
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* WhatTheHellHero: John gives this to Ellen and Chris regarding their decision to leave Tan Tam and Kim in Bangkok with monetary support, a decision that they try to spin as best for all involved but in truth is about maintaining their own comfort, telling them that they "are talking like fools" and seeming downright disgusted with them at one point; "I hope you two are proud of what you just as said."
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