The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 6, 2009


Opening weekend of Miss Saigon is a success

The cast, pit orchestra and crew of the CCHS musical Miss Saigon, which include many Carlisle students, gave compelling performances this past weekend. With strong singers and actors as well as great music and special effects, the show is emotional and powerful.

Miss Saigon performances continue at the CCHS auditorium March 6, 7 and 8. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performance is at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at or at the door.

All photos by Nancy Roberts except as noted.

LEFT BEHIND. Vietnamese reach out to a departing helicopter in the CCHS production of Miss Saigon this week
Jacqui Malis plays a Vietnamese prostitute in this scene with Ian Cooper as an American soldier. Jon Mayer (center) plays Captain Schultz. In this scene he ogles the girls at a brothel in Vietnam.
The main characters, the American soldier Chris (Matt Dornemann) and the Vietnamese prostitute Kim (Kailey Prior) (lower right) fall in love and are ‘married’ with the other girls in the brothel performing the ceremony. The girls shown are (left to right) Amelia Quimby, Julia Brem, Hilary Robbins, Tasha Bjork and Celeste Hall.

Matt Dornemann as Chris and Kailey Prior as Kim fall in love in Vietnam just before the fall of Saigon. Also participating in the wedding are (left to right) Val Caddell, Krista Stengrevics and Tricia Whitlock. (Photo by Will Williams)
The Dragon Dancers including Sydney Callahan perform a colorful dance with red ribbons and gymnastics celebrating the third anniversary of Ho Chi Minh’s takeover of South Vietnam.
Chris’ best friend John (Bo Graham) on the field phone. The Engineer (Nikhil Krishna), former brothel owner, has found Kim (Kailey Prior) with her son Tam in Bangkok. When the Engineer discovers that Chris is Tam’s father, he sees them as his ticket to America and works to reunite Kim and Chris.





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