North Carolina Miss Saigon, with Gray, Paz, Kunze, Shrader and Tower, Begins March 21

News   North Carolina Miss Saigon, with Gray, Paz, Kunze, Shrader and Tower, Begins March 21 The North Carolina Theatre and Progress Energy production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Miss Saigon begins performances March 21 at 8 PM in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
Eric Kunze
Eric Kunze

Show times are March 21 at 8 PM, March 22 at 2 PM, March 24-27 at 8 PM, March 28 at 2 and 8 PM and March 29 at 2 and 7 PM. The cast is led by Kevin Gray as the Engineer, Jennifer Paz as Kim, Eric Kunze as Chris, Jennifer Shrader as Ellen and Josh Tower as John. Richard Stafford directs the limited run with choreography by Marc Oka.

Miss Saigon, according to press notes, "centers on the romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese woman, Kim, and an American soldier, Chris, during the Vietnam War."

Miss Saigon debuted on Broadway on March 23, 1991, and ran through Jan. 28, 2001. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and directed by Nicholas Hytner, the pop opera won Tony Awards for three of its original stars, Jonathan Pryce, Hinton Battle and Lea Salonga. Songs titles include "Sun and Moon," "I Still Believe," "Why God Why," "I'd Give My Life For You," "Now That I’ve Seen Her" and "The American Dream."

Tickets, priced $26-$76, can be purchased by calling (800) 745-3000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information visit www.nctheatre.com.

(l.-r.) Jennifer Shrader as Ellen, Eric Kunze as Chris and Jennifer Paz as Kim
(l.-r.) Jennifer Shrader as Ellen, Eric Kunze as Chris and Jennifer Paz as Kim Photo by Curtis Brown Photography