A to Z: Singing Saigon

Transported to another world. The most beautiful music and lyrics. A heartbreaking drama. What more can you ask for in a musical?

square1I’ve already mentioned my love of theater. But this is my favorite musical of all time ~ Miss Saigon. I saw in in 1995 and it’s a show that has stayed with me all these years. My two-CD set is worn out. I know all the parts. I still get choked up listening to certain songs.

This show is moving.

Here, Lea Salonga, who originated the role of Kim, sings one of the most emotional songs of the show.

And here, the powerful song that opens Act II, Bui Doi.

And… I could go on posting links to all my favorite songs, but would have to post the whole show at that point.

A revival recently closed on Broadway. The tour starts in September 2018. I will see this show again. It’s been a while since I’ve been transported to this era, to this tragic tale. I can’t wait.

This post is part of the Blogging A to Z Challenge. My theme is Musical Memoir. Each Monday through Saturday, I explore personal memories through my love of music, inspired and coordinated by the letters of the alphabet. Join in the fun and participate in the challenge, or leave a comment and enjoy some conversation. Thanks for reading. Peace.

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