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Miss Saigon stars Emily Bautista as Kim and Anthony Festa as Chris (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Miss Saigon at DPAC Is a Spectacular Musical That Explores the Plight of Refugees

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Miss Saigon debuted almost 30 years ago (14 years after the actual Vietnam War ended) and yet, director Laurence Connor’s updated 2018-19 Cameron Mackintosh and NETworks Presentations touring version of Miss Saigon, playing now through Sunday evening at the Durham Performing Arts Center as part of DPAC‘s SunTrust Broadway Series,… Read More ›

Miss Saigon stars Emily Bautista as Kim and Anthony Festa as Chris (photo by Matthew Murphy)

In Defense of DPAC’s Miss Saigon

Since its opening in 1989, Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s tragic musical, Miss Saigon, has been attracting a strong mixture of both criticism and praise. The musical, based loosely on the opera Madame Butterfly, and onstage in a revamped production at DPAC, may still have some elements some viewers find troubling. However, the beautiful thing… Read More ›