PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "Meet Me in St. Paul!" On the Road With Charlie Brady and Miss Saigon
04 Oct 2013
Charlie Brady stars as Chris in Kansas City's Starlight Theatre's new mini-tour of the award-winning musical Miss Saigon. He earlier documented ths show's rehearsal process and premiere at the outdoor venue. Now, Brady invites readers to join the cast as they sing, dance, play, eat and drink their way from city to city.
The cast comprises Charlie Brady (Chris), Katie Boren, Meggie Cansler (Ellen), Andy Danh, Robyn DeGuzman, Rona Figueroa (Gigi), Nkrumah Gatling (John), Dan Gleason, Chris Ignacio, Eric Anthony Johnson, Austin Ku, Jonny Hsu Lee (Thuy), Glen Llanes, Garen McRoberts, Orville Mendoza (The Engineer), Shoba Narayanan, Manna Nichols (Kim), Rommel Pierre O’Choa, Alfie Parker Jr., David Raimo, Peter Romagna, Michiko Sasaki, Christopher Shin, Richard M. Steele, Viet Vo, Allen Lucky Weaver, Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Jessica Wu (Mimi), Anna-Lee Wright (Yvette), Minami Yusui (Yvonne), Arianna Yi, Sam Simahk, Yuki Ozeki and Daphne Valenta.
The production also features lighting design by Kirk Bookman, sound design by Braxton Cornelius, costume design by Mary Traylor and wig design by Joanne Weaver. Susan Kikuchi is the associate choreographer. Production stage manager is Robert V. Thurber.
Miss Saigon, according to press notes, is a "love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman during the American occupation of Saigon during the Vietnam War." The Tony Award-winning musical was created by Claude Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.