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  • 1Miss Saigon

    Miss SaigonMusic by Claude-Michel Schnberg

    Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil Original French Lyrics by Alain Boublil

    Additional Material by Richard Maltby, Jr.

    Miss Saigon is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by:

    Music Theatre International421 West 54th St

    New York, NY 10019

  • 2 Pius XI High School

    PRODUCTION NOTES

    For our first theatrical production in the beautiful Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater inside the amazing Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, we have chosen one of the most ambitious musicals in recent theater history, Boublil and Schnbergs Miss Saigon. The play was inspired by a photograph taken during the fall of Saigon the image of a Vietnamese mother leaving her child at a departure gate at Tan Son Nhut Air Base to board a plane headed for the United States where her father, an ex-GI, would be in a position to provide a much better life for the child. Schnberg considered this mothers actions for her child to be The Ultimate Sacrifice, an idea central to the plot of Miss Saigon. And while this play is woven around a tragic love story, it is also filled with powerful examples of the triumph of the human spirit. This brings me to Wendy Joy Lindsay and Father Robert V. Carney the namesakes of our brand new arts facility.

    Wendy Lindsey was an amazing woman, wife and parent. Her husband, Kevin is a great friend and longtime supporter of Pius XI High School. Her daughter, Renee, is a Pius XI grad and now exceptional Pius XI English teacher. Dawn, her oldest daughter, is an attorney and was a bright and dedicated assistant director on countless Pius productions during the early 2000s.

    While dealing with major health issues, Wendy Lindsey never missed a production once her children were enrolled at Pius XI. Wheelchair space for Wendy - whether in the black box, second floor gym, or any outside venue was always reserved. Her support of the Pius XI Theater program never wavered. Her insightful and positive comments to Peter, Bonnie, JoAnne or I were always accompanied by her warm smile. She was an inspiration to her family, friends, and all of us here at Pius XI.

    Hey Kevin! I got my tickets! Front row. These were often the first words out of Father Bob Carneys mouth when wed see each other in the main office. The day tickets went on sale for any Pius XI production, Father Carney would grab his favorite ticket location the first row. His enthusiasm, kindness and leadership were on display in his work at Pius XI as a Theology teacher and Director of Alumni. But Father Carneys work on the Big Buddy Program at Pius XI may be his most powerful legacy. The Big Buddy Program helps first year students assimilate to Pius XI with the help of their senior Big Buddies. Bob Carney refined the program until it was the envy of any high school in terms of helping students feel comfortable and welcome as well as assuring Pius XI an extremely high retention rate.

    As a perpetual honor to these two extraordinary people, the Performing Arts Center and the Theater promise to bring our audiences the best work of our students and faculty in Performing and Visual Arts. When we feel tired or challenged, well remember the brilliance of Wendy Joy Lindsey and Father Robert V. Carney, and continue to move forward with grace, spirit and dedication.

  • 3Miss Saigon

    CAST L IST

    Kim .............................................................................................Angi Smolik (11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18) Lauren Smrz (11/11, 11/17)Engineer .......................................................................................................................................Joey CheliusChris ........................................................................................ Joseph Gallo (11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18) James Lieven (11/11, 11/17)Ellen ...................................................................................... Emilie Thomas (11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18) Amelia Acompanado (11/11, 11/17)John ....................................................................Romond Buggs-Barnett (11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18) Sam Skogstad (11/11, 11/17)Thuy .......................................................................................Kristof Fischer (11/9, 11/10, 11/16, 11/18) Jack Taylor Klingbeil (11/11, 11/17)Tam ............................................................................................................................................Lexi HueschenBargirls/Ensemble ........................................Angela Stodola (Gigi), Cassi Stecker Janssen (Mimi) Gabriella Klotz (Yvette), Dani Wallace (Yvonne) Katie Nguyen, Rebecca Kraetz Erin Oberdorf, Katherine Folz, Emma NelsonEnsemble ..................................................................................................Christon Sykes-Smith (Owner) Mary Nink, Sam DeDecker, Grace Riekkoff Noah Zouine (Asst. Commissar), Ryan Gonzalez John Slavinsky, Will Komas (Captain Schultz), Thomas Chelius

    Young EnsembleNORTH CAST (11/10, 11/16, 11/18)

    Grace Fischer ..............................................................................................................................Saigon childAnna LaGrange .........................................................................................................................Saigon childBronwyn Thomey .................................................................................................................... Saigon childElisabeth Nelson .......................................................................................................................Saigon child

    SOUTH CAST (11/9, 11/11, 11/17)Kloee Richter ..............................................................................................................................Saigon childGrace Kelley ................................................................................................................................Saigon childAidan Bagley ..............................................................................................................................Saigon childAnthony Bagley .........................................................................................................................Saigon childMaya Poquette ..........................................................................................................................Saigon child

  • 4 Pius XI High School

    MUSICAL NUMBERS

    ACT 1Saigon, April, 1975Overture........................................................................................Gigi, Kim, The Engineer and Bar Girls The Heat is On in Saigon ................ Soldiers, Bar Girls, The Engineer, Kim, John, Chris and Gigi The Movie in My Mind .........................................................................................Gigi, Kim and Bar Girls The Transaction ............................................................. The Engineer, John, Soldiers, Chris and Kim The Dance .................................................................................................... Kim, Chris and The Engineer Why, God, Why? ........................................................................................................................................Chris This Moneys Yours ................................................................................................................Chris and Kim Sun and Moon ........................................................................................................................Kim and Chris The Telephone Song...........................................................................................................Chris and John The Deal ................................................................................................................. The Engineer and Chris The Wedding Ceremony ......................................................................... Gigi, Kim, Bar Girls and Chris Thuys Arrival ................................................................................................................Thuy, Chris and Kim Last Night of the World .......................................................................................................Chris and Kim

    Ho Chi Minh City, 1978The Morning of the Dragon ...........................................................Soldiers, The Engineer, and Thuy I Still Believe ............................................................................................................................. Kim and Ellen Coo Coo Princess ......................................................................The Engineer, Kim, Thuy and Soldiers Thuys Death / You Will Not Touch Him ......................................................................... Thuy and Kim This is the Hour ...............................................................................................................................Ensemble If You Want to Die in Bed...................................................................................................... The Engineer Let Me See His Western Nose ............................................................................Kim and The Engineer Id Give My Life for You .............................................................................................................................Kim Finale Act I ........................................................................................................................................Ensemble

    There will be one fifteen minute intermission between the Acts.

    ACT IIAtlanta, 1978Bui Doi .................................................................................................................................Chorus and Joh