SoCal, Make Sure to Catch ‘Miss Saigon’ at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Emily Bautista as ‘Kim’ and Anthony Festa as ‘Chris’ in the North American Tour of “Miss Saigon” – Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Miss Saigon” has landed in Costa Mesa California at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa from October 1 – 13, 2019.

If you know Broadway, you are in for a treat. “Miss Saigon” has been performed in over thirty-two cities, in fifteen different languages, has won over seventy awards including three Tony Awards, and it’s been seen by over thirty-six million people worldwide. Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s epic musical “Miss Saigon” has become one of the most successful musicals in history. This new production is grittier and resonates with audiences today as we see families separated by war globally. The London Times called the production “thrilling, soaring and spectacular.”

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – (From L) Red Concepción as ‘The Engineer,’ Jace Chen as ‘Tam’ and Emily Bautista as ‘Kim’ in the North American Tour of “Miss Saigon” – Photo by Matthew Murphy

“Miss Saigon” tells the story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim, played by Emily Bautista who has most recently been seen as ‘Éponine’ in the current national tour of Les Misérables, who is orphaned by war and forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with an American G.I. named Chris, played by Anthony Festa, but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Kim goes on an epic journey of survival over several years to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea of the life he has left behind and that he’s fathered a son.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – Red Concepción as ‘The Engineer’ in the North American Tour of Miss Saigon” – Photo by Matthew Murphy

Red Concepción plays the engineer and he is not new to exceptional performances. He received outstanding reviews as ‘The Engineer’ in the UK Tour of “Miss Saigon”. His theater resume is nothing to scoff at. In his native Philippines, his credits include ‘Adam/Felicia’ in Priscilla: Queen of the Desert for which he won the ALIW Award and Gawah Buhay Award, ‘Tommy’ in The Normal Heart and ‘Alan Strang’ in Equus, as well as the musicals West Side Story and Hairspray.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – J. Daughtry as ‘John’ and the Company perform “Bui Doi” in the North American Tour of “Miss Saigon” – Photo by Matthew Murphy

Anthony Festa is known for NYC’s Desperate Measures, Wicked and Finding Neverland and played Tony in West Side Story in the West End and on International/UK Tour.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts – The helicopter lands in ‘The Nightmare’ in”Miss Saigon” – Photo by Matthew Murphy and Johan Persson

Tickets to “Miss Saigon” start at $26 and are available for purchase at SCFTA.org, by calling (714) 556- 2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, please call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2:00 p.m.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance and a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.