Kim (Grace Cockburn) holds her son Tam (played here by Dylan Hamilton). Ballina Players are looking for other child stars to play the role.
Kim (Grace Cockburn) holds her son Tam (played here by Dylan Hamilton). Ballina Players are looking for other child stars to play the role.

Stars over Saigon

Ballina Players are looking for child stars for their next production, Miss Saigon. Tam, the love child of a Vietnamese girl and an American soldier, is central to the popular musical’s tragic plot.

The company is looking for three or four children to share the role. They must be able to pass for a three year old and will need to be able to take direction and remain in character. Each child will have a non-speaking, non-singing role for four to six performances. Phone Lynn Gough on 0409 031 641 for further information.

Set during the dying days of occupied Saigon in the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon is the tragic story of a relationship between a Vietnamese bargirl, Kim (Grace Cockburn), and an American soldier, Chris (Dean Doyle), caught up in events beyond their control. The production will also feature Dean Salonga, who was in the cast of the original professional Australian production. Dean is travelling up from Canberra to play the Engineer, the role that earned him a Canberra theatre award nomination last year.

Miss Saigon will be staged at the Players Theatre from June 18 to July 10. Opening night will be a black tie event, with catering, champagne and a chance to meet the cast after the show. A limited number of special tickets are available for this night from Just Funkin Music, phone 6686 2440.


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