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The Heat Is On (1989)

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A behind-the-scenes look at the production of a musical, this feature chronicles the development of "Miss Saigon," from its early beginnings, through casting, preparations, choreography to ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Claude-Michel Schönberg ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Caddick ...
Musical Supervisor
Richard Maltby Jr. ...
Claire Moore ...
Himself (John)
Herself (Kim)
Monique Wilson ...
Herself (Mimi)


A behind-the-scenes look at the production of a musical, this feature chronicles the development of "Miss Saigon," from its early beginnings, through casting, preparations, choreography to its opening night on The West End. Written by Phil Fernando

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Ruthie Henshall appears as a company member. She understudied and succeeded Claire Moore in the role of Ellen. She also sang the role on the Complete Symphonic Recording (1995) See more »


Lea Salonga: They were very vague.
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Great Musical!

Wow! I was quite impressed when I found out that Lea Salonga was only 19 when she recorded Miss Saigon. It was a masterpiece. Although it wasn't as famous as Phantom of the Opera, I think they are about the same quality. Very nice musical!

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