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See it on your own: A musical drama from the London stage, "Miss Saigon"

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  • Siam Paragon

    Rama I, Bangkok (map)

    13.771771 100.566200

  • This is a "See it on your own" announcement, not a Meetup event. It's for you ONLY - choose your showing date.
  • In case you missed the announcement, this Meetup event date was changed to December 4.  However, because that event has already happened, we highly recommend that you see this outstanding movie on your own.

    Advanced reservations (recommended) are now being taken for these showings:

    Monday, December 5, 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, December 6, 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 PM

    These showings are at Bangkok Airways’ VIP Blue Ribbon Screen #1 at Paragon Cineplex, Siam Paragon, 5th floor (BTS Skytrain Siam station, Exit 5)

    For these dates,
    you can buy tickets (now available) from THAITICKET MAJOR, next door to Starbucks Coffee, 5th Floor, Siam Paragon or from any THAITICKET MAJOR outlet location:
    http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/outlets.php?la=en

    You can also buy online at:
    http://www.thaiticketmajor.com/performance/miss-saigon-25th-anniversary-performance-2016-en.html

    The price is 2,000 baht per two people.  This price is much higher than our usual movies because this movie (of a live London theater performance) is being shown at one of the Bangkok Airways’ Blue Ribbon Screens at Paragon Cineplex (free refreshments and free massage), a VIP screen with couch seats that are sold only for two people.

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    In the turmoil of the Vietnam War, Chris, an American soldier, and Kim, a Vietnamese girl, fall in love and marry but are separated when Saigon falls (by the enforced American evacuation of Saigon in 1975).  And this leads to the musical's most famous scene of a helicopter whisking troops off the American embassy roof.  As years pass, Chris, unable to contact Kim, remarries and attempts to move on with his life. Kim, however, gives birth to Chris' son and waits faithfully for Chris' return. When circumstances bring Chris back to Vietnam, he learns the truth but, before he is able to speak with Kim, she takes her own life to ensure that their son will be taken back to America with his father.

    The story line for this musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera, "Madame Butterfly" and both tell the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover.

    The movie is of the London West End revival for the show's 25th year.  It was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and directed by Laurence Connor.  On September 22, 2016, a special 25th anniversary gala performance was held. This is what we will be seeing in this Meetup event.  After a full performance of the current show, Lea Salonga, Simon Bowman, Jonathan Pryce, and many of the original 1989 cast will be seen joining with the current cast for a special finale.

    This filmed version of the musical’s live 25th-anniversary celebration in London made its world premiere in 175 US cinemas on Sept 22, 2016, some six months before the same production with the same leading actors lands on Broadway.  On December 8, this production can be seen in Bangkok.  Be sure to join us then.

    To get a feel for what this movie is like, see the preview "trailer" included at the bottom of this page.


    Art, Organizer
    Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmCKKOz23Lo

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  • Snoopylover

    See it on you own means what? But everyone will be there right?

    Yesterday

  • MYWAN

    what a treat ! enjoy! M sure u lo will, as i did👍🏻🙏

    5 days ago

    • Art

      Thanks Mywan. For others reading this, please be aware that this date for a Meetup event has been cancelled. Instead, see the Sunday, December 4 Meetup event for the same movie.

      4 days ago

  • Art

    Madeline, yes, this film is a video capture of the live stage play (musical) of 25th anniversary performance shot with a dozen cameras. added documentary footage, and close-ups of the actors shot later.

    October 11

  • Madeline T.

    Hi Art - I was going to ask if this was originally a stage play - but seems it is. I saw the stage play years ago in Toronto... or at least I think it was this. Anyway - I've put the date in my book.

    October 11

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