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Drury Lane Theatre
100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
630-530-8300
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 69 members
Review from crockett333

A steller performance. Wonderful use of the space, the lighting design was amazing, and the cast was perfect. One of the best non-Broadway productions I have ever seen.

reviewed Feb 20 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephanie

Ok for a small venue. Nice theater and free parking. The first act was piercingly LOUD, which was very uncomfortable. The sound guy must have received lots of complaints because the sound level was much better in the second half.

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reviewed Feb 26 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Haj

Beautiful!!
The performances,production were outstanding. I would, however, question the placement of the withdrawl from Saigon as a flashback in the second act. This placement may confuse some viewers not familiar with the story.

reviewed Feb 25 2009 report as inappropriate
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The touching Broadway musical and international sensation Miss Saigon runs at Drury Lane Oakbrook.  Set in 1975 in the days before Saigon’s fall to Communist forces at the end of the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is the epic love-story of an American GI, Chris, played by Kevin Vortmann, and a young Vietnamese woman, Kim, played by Melinda Chua Smith (who starred in the Broadway, German and both national touring companies of Miss Saigon) and Katie Boren during matinee performances.  Rachel Rockwell will direct the musical, which has been seen by over 30 million people in 25 countries worldwide.

The Tony award winning musical Miss Saigon is the story of a romance between Chris, an American Marine serving as an Embassy guard in the days before the American evacuation of Saigon, and Kim, a young Vietnamese woman orphaned by the war and forced to work in a Saigon night club. In this modern adaptation of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly,  Kim and Chris have a brief but passionate affair and he vows to take her out of Saigon.  On the evening of the largest helicopter evaculation in history, the two are separated and Chris is forced leave Vietnam without his love. Three years after the war’s end the two struggle to deal with the emotional aftermath of their affair while moving on with new lives. Chris, now married, discovers that he has a young son with Kim, while Kim clings to the hope that she and Chris will be reunited and raise their son together as an American boy.  Featuring a beloved score, Miss Saigon includes the songs “The Heat is On in Saigon”, "Why God, Why?, “Bui Doi” and “The American Dream”.

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