Milton Teen to Perform in Boston Children’s Theatre's 'Miss Saigon'
Milton resident Andrew Flynn is part of the cast for three performances this week.
Boston Children’s Theatre (BCT) is turning the summer of 2012 into one audiences will not soon forget with a production of the multi-Tony nominated musical "Miss Saigon." Featuring the talents of 17-year old Andrew Flynn of Milton.
"Miss Saigon" will be performed August 3, 4 and 5 at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. This is Andrew’s debut performance with BCT. He has previously performed at Milton High School in “Footloose,” and “Anything Goes.” He has also appeared in such productions as “A Chorus Line,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Godspell,” “Wizard of Oz,” and “Fiddler on the Roof.”
"'Miss Saigon' is set against the historic background of the Vietnam War, with haunting vocals and memorable visuals,” said BCT Artistic Director Burgess Clark, who is also directing the musical. “The score is incredibly difficult and our students have shown a tremendous amount of dedication and determination in mastering the nuances of this epic musical. It is a thrill for me to direct a piece that provides such a wonderful showcase for these talented students.”
Nominated for 10 Tony Awards, "Miss Saigon" is based on the opera Madame Butterfly and tells a similarly tragic story of a relationship between an America GI and a Vietnamese girl. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr., "Miss Saigon" is directed by Clark with musical direction by Austin Davy.
"Miss Saigon" will be performed at The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA. Performances are Friday, August 3 at 8 pm; Saturday, August 4 at 2 pm; and Sunday, August 5 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 and $20 for adults and $15 and $10 for students.
The above release was provided by Julie Arvedon, Boston Children’s Theatre.