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Miss Saigon Reviews

Broadway ShowsMusicalsOlivier Winner True-life HistoricalRomantic RelationshipsDrama

Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 44

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2.0 star rating RC from Chicago, Illinois

IT WAS OK BUT NOT GEEAT

Also saw the show in the 90s and in other locations. They changed the lyrics to some songs, removed I’d Give My Life for You, Now that I’ve Seen Her, It’s Her or Me. Vocals were not great and it’s very hard not to compare especially if you have the original cast recording soundtrack. Very disappointed because when I watched Wicked and it wasn’t the original cast it was superb! At the opening scene it seemed like they had prerecorded tracks accompanying the ensemble— dont know if it is to appear “fuller” or just poor sound system. Was really not impressed by singing, lacks depth, emotion, no build up with the exception of a few songs or characters. Acting was also poor - ensemble, we see each of you, you’re not just a “chorus” and your half hearted dancing and lack of energency was so obvious. Very disappointed and can’t really recommend.

2.0 star rating Lulabelle from Washington, District of Columbia

RAUNCHY

This was unnecessarily raunchy to begin with, scene one was a real turn off. So so

2.0 star rating Leahls from Washington, District of Columbia

MISSING SOMETHING

I was bored and emotionally detached. While the voices were talented the acting and singing did not conjure emotionally. The sets were excellent. The sound was often way too loud and distorting. The scenes if the whores could have been done more suggestively so that it would be a family program. Just a little over the top in your face. Story was good and realistre. The music not memorable.

2.0 star rating Ron Grether from San Francisco, California

GO SEE A GOOD MOVIE INSTEAD

What a disappointment. Off-key singing. Muffled lyrics AND dialogue. Very little energy from the stage so there was none from the audience. Some decent choreography but other than that a total waste of time and money. Too bad since I saw it in London on a night when the helicopter wasn’t working and I was looking forward to this production. Once again I’ll never know about the helicopter scene since I high- tailed it out of there at intermission. .

1.0 star rating Theater nerd from Chicago, Illinois

THANK GOODNESS IT WAS CAPTIONED

Do they not teach diction any more? Couldn't understand a word in the first act. While the singing was fine, the acting was pretty awful. Very disappointing,

1.0 star rating Tamara from Chicago, Illinois

MISS SIAGON @ CADILLAC PALACE THEATER CHICAGO

Similar to another patron's review - stage sets were wonderful, costumes were appropriate. While yes there was a standing ovation at the end of the show - I believe it was with the creativity of the audience's ability to make sense of what was just heard to make sense of what we just saw on stage. Most of the songs were not able to be understood, so understanding the story line was solely by impossible. Being confused several times I caught myself just zoning out. Definitely not a show I would feel comfortable bringing a middle schooler due to the brothel scenes and language. Even attending with my 14 year old/9th grader left me with much to dialogue about. Until seeing this production, can not say I had a least favorite musical. Hope to see it someday/somewhere to erase this memory.

3.0 star rating Barb from Cleveland, Ohio

MISS SAIGON

I love Miss Saigon but not necessarily this production. Several of my favorite songs were gone or substituted. The sequence of events were changed leaving the story difficult to follow if you hadn't seen it before. One has to ask if the "raunchiness" was necessary in such a beautiful love story. Unfortunately, I did leave the theatre disappointed.

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