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The Heat Is On (1989)

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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Claude-Michel Schönberg ... Composer
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Caddick ... Musical Supervisor
Richard Maltby Jr. ... Co-Lyricist
Claire Moore ... Herself
... Himself (John)
... Himself
... Herself (Kim)
Monique Wilson ... Herself (Mimi)
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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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20 December 1989 (UK)  »

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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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Lea Salonga: They were very vague.
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And it's cookin'
21 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

This video shows the making of what I think is the best stage musical ever, it shows the work taken to put on a modern musical with the performances, tempers, problems and even dangers you would not necessarily associate with the "Theatre". The original cast are still the best and this video gives you a chance for the next best thing to seeing them perform the roles live....Long run Miss Saigon and I can't wait for Miss Saigon - the Movie hint hint.


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