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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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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 »

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good snapshot of the musical 'Miss Saigon'
12 May 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In less than an hour this documentary presents 'Miss Saigon' with some bits of musical number, the story of how the musical came to be written, the story of how Lea Salonga became Kim (although it presents her as a new discovery which isn't actually true, she recorded an album aged ten), and some background on the design issues.

Key players in this are producer Cameron Mackintosh, writers Alain Boublil, Claude Michel Schonberg (and to a lesser extent, English lyricist Richard Maltby Jnr.), director Nicolas Hytner, designer John Caird, and cast members Lea Salonga and Jonathan Pryce.

We see the cast in rehearsal and in performance; we hear from everyone involved about the links to Madame Butterfly, Vietnam, etc. For those who have seen the production it is a good aide memoire - for those who haven't it gives a (brief) flavour of what it is about. I would have loved to see complete musical numbers though and seen more on how Maltby worked with the French originators of the musical to make it work.


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