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.


  1. I saw this production on Broadway many moons ago and loved it. I am partial to Le Mis and Cats, but I ain’t quibbling with Miss Saigon as a favorite choice.

    A beautiful selection, T Sizzle.

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    1. On Broadway? Lucky you! I’ve only seen Hairspray and Urinetown in NYC.

      Thanks, Marco. And I’ll still like you, even though you like Cats. 🙂 (I am a theater snob and I don’t care who knows it.)

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      1. Nothing wrong with liking and not liking what you like and don’t like . . if that makes sense, lol.
        Yep. Also saw A Chorus Line, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Kathleen Turner in the starring role ,Phantom and another Andrew Lloyd Weber production that escapes my memory now, it didn’t last long. In addition to Miss Saigon and Cats.
        I’ve never seen Hairspray, and I really regret not seeing Rent.

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            1. Philly just seems like THE place to be right now, doesn’t it? What with the Eagles and Wildcats winning, and now the Sixers looking really good.


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