Critically acclaimed musical Miss Saigon from the creators of Les Misérables will be performed at the Kennedy Center through January 13.
The musical recounts the epic story of an American soldier and a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. They fall in love in Saigon during the Vietnam War and have a child. The couple is separated by war, and Kim struggles to reunite her child with his father.
“In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. in an encounter that will change their lives forever. Featuring stunning spectacle, a sensational cast, and a soaring score including Broadway hits like Last Night of the World, The Movie in My Mind, and The Heat Is on in Saigon, this is a theatrical event you will never forget,” says the event brief.
Rockville native Eymard Cabling, who is performing in Miss Saigon, told Washingtonian in an interview that the story of Miss Saigon is of a mother who would give her life to have her child have a better life. “That, to me, is my mom’s story: She was born and raised in the Philippines, and she immigrated here to the U.S. in the late ’70s”. To imagine her getting on an airplane and coming to a country that she has never been to before, leaving her family and what she is familiar with—that to me is the ultimate sacrifice,” said Cabling. “I’m eternally grateful for that, so that’s like Miss Saigon to me.”
Children aged 12 and up can watch the musical as the production contains strong sexual content.
Act One of the musical has a duration of 75 minutes followed by an intermission of 20 minutes. Act Two is 60 minutes long.
You can buy tickets here.