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Thanks to Toyota, was able to squeeze into the nearest spot to Waukesha Civic Theater's rear entrance when the rest of parking lot was filled. Thanks to front row seats was literally ten feet from the action, and with Miss Saigon there is a lot of action.
With only four shows remaining, your chances are dwindling to attend quite possibly the best musical you'll ever see. I was blown away. I knew a little about it, just what I recently read, but nothing prepared me for the spectacle. You can't get this kind of action at the movies.
Nearly all dialog was sung, and sung beautifully, but it doesn't mean everything was rosy. If you go, and I hope you'll consider it, expect to find whoring, killings, yelling, smoke, coarse language...
I loved the complex and flexible set. The ensemble dance numbers, costumes, period furnishings... everything about the play. Everyone in it, including the director should be applauded, and we did give a standing "O" when it ended too soon at 2-1/2 hours.
Your last chance to see in Waukesha one of the longest-running Broadway plays - a winner of 11 Tony awards - is 8:00 p.m. Friday and Sat. and 2:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. It was mostly full when I went last night so be sure to get there early. I sat in front row which I'm recommending. There's nothing blocking the view and I truly was ten feet from lots and lots of action.