Ron Grether from San Francisco, California
GO SEE A GOOD MOVIE INSTEAD
What a disappointment. Off-key singing. Muffled lyrics AND dialogue. Very little energy from the stage so there was none from the audience. Some decent choreography but other than that a total waste of time and money. Too bad since I saw it in London on a night when the helicopter wasn’t working and I was looking forward to this production. Once again I’ll never know about the helicopter scene since I high- tailed it out of there at intermission. .
Mary Hull from Cleveland, Ohio
Miss Saigon has been one of my favorite plays since I saw it for the first time in Toronto over 25 years ago. Saw the Cleveland production years ago and loved it. Last night was so very disappointing. The raunchy aspects were elevated and the emotional love story was diminished. Not an improvement, I assure you. If one makes it through the whole show, the ending is anticlimactic. I couldn’t get emotionally invested in the characters in this production’s interpretation. My daughter and I had seen it together multiple times in the past so we were excited to share it with the next generation. My 15 year old granddaughter thought we were crazy after seeing this production with us; we had to assure her that this performance was not the Miss Saigon that we loved. Very disappointing. Not all change is for the best.
Ro from Buffalo, New York
DISAPPOINTED AND RAUNCHY
I had high expectations for this musical based on all the hype. I found it to be overly raunchy (really cheapened the show) and drab. I would definitely call it an "R" rated production. The stage settings and props were exceptional. However, the music was not emotionally captivating or uplifting and there was nothing about this production that drew me in. I found it boring. Would not recommend spending your money on it. Definitely not on my list of favorites.
Gary from Cincinnati, Ohio
A GREAT SHOW PROBABLY IF I COULD HAVE HEARD THE SONGS
The leads in this show have incredible range and power in their voices. Unfortunately I could not understand most of songs since the sound design and operator did a complete disservice to this talented cast. We have center orchestra mid-theater seats and had to strain to hear the words. The sound design team should apologize to the cast and the audience. The system was loud nearly all the time but still could not actually understand songs or dialog. Absolutely ruined the show for me. I could tell there were problems because there was not much audience reaction to the story. Lighting and all other tech was spot on. The cast should feel very proud of the incredible performance they worked to perfect.
BroadwayJunkiesc from Cincinnati, Ohio
I love Broadway—Broadway anything! I was looking forward to seeing Miss Saigon for the first time. The sound of the helicopter at the opening scene had me on the edge of my seat w/anticipation! Then, confusion set in. Had difficulty hearing lyrics and following the erratic storyline - seemed all over the place, creating a disconnect palpable throughout the audience. After an hour and a half(!) of trying desperately to let the performance ‘take me’, the lights came up for intermission. My husband and I looked at each other thinking “what just happened?” We went outside to the front of the theater to get some air when he asked if I was able to follow this and, for the first time EVER, I told him I was not at all able to get into this show. THEN, another first which I am embarrassed to admit to, we LEFT AT INTERMISSION! On the drive home I kept repeating, “I can’t believe we left at intermission.” I SO wanted to see the infamous helicopter scene!! Sadly, sadly disappointed.
Pete from St. Louis, Missouri
NOT MY CUP OF TEA
The stage lighting was so dark, it was difficult to see some of the acting. And it was nearly impossible to follow the story line since we couldn't understand what the actors were saying for most of the show. The raunchiness of some of the scenes was unnecessary and overall we did not enjoy the show. I wanted to leave at the intermission like a lot of people did, but couldn't since we came with another couple. I wouldn't recommend this show and it's definitely not for kids.
NGobran from Houston, Texas
SLEEZY & RAUNCHY
This show is NOT appropriate for 12+! Not even for adults! Rated X movie on stage. We walked out after the first 10 minutes it wasn't getting any better and I was cringing the whole time thinking to myself this was going to let up and get better. Nope! The cursing and sex talk and grinding and just UGH! this is not the same miss siagon from even 5 yrs ago! why must change everything to be Filthy!
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