Miss Saigon Schools Edition

Date 26th March 2013
Society Aberdeen Youth Music Theatre
Venue Arts Centre Theatre, Aberdeen
Type of Production Musical
Director Shirley McGill
Musical Director Kenny Hossick
Choreographer Mhorag Anderson

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Author: Douglas J Clark

The standard of production given to us by this talented group of 16-20 year olds, their production team and crew just gets better and better. This latest offering was outstanding. Melissa Allan’s (Kim) singing and acting was faultless and had the audience running every gamut of emotion, from innocence to un-abounded joy to despair, with her. Nitai Levi (Chris) gave an equally excellent performance. I particularly liked their rendition of “The Last Night of the World”. Aidan Corrigan (The Engineer) was also excellent, bringing out both the ruthless and sympathetic sides of the character – his “The American Dream” was superb. Strong performances were also given by Jake Shepherd (John), Katy Johnston (Ellen) and Andrew Sweeney (Thuy). The company singing was very strong throughout but particularly in “Morning of the Dragon” and in the young men’s “Bui Doi”.  Movement was excellent and the execution of the drilling in “Morning of the Dragon”, including acrobatics, was faultless. The set, designed by Susan Ball, which managed to include an onstage helicopter, was simple but effective. Congratulation to everyone at AYMT for an awesome show and I eagerly await next year’s production!