Miss Saigon Ticket Giveaway Contest

miss-saigon-the-movieWin two tickets to see “Miss Saigon: The 25th Anniversary Performance” in a movie theater near you on September 22.

“Miss Saigon” returns to the Broadway stage next March, but for one night only, the new stage production is available in a filmed version on screens throughout the United States, including three movie theaters in Manhattan. (List of locations)

To enter this contest, simply answer the question:

What is the best movie of a musical you’ve ever seen, and why?

(Alternate question: What is the worst movie of a musical you’ve ever seen, and why?)

The Rules (please read carefully.)

  1. Please put your answer in the comments at the bottom of this blog post, because the winner will be chosen through Random.org based on the order of your reply, not its content.

But you must answer the question, complete with description and explanation, or your entry will not be approved for submission.

  1. Please include your Twitter name and follow my Twitter feed at @NewYorkTheater so that I can send you a direct message. (If you don’t have a Twitter name, create one. It’s free.)

3. Tell me in which venue (from the list above) you would like to see the show.

This contest ends Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at midnight Eastern Time, and I will make the drawing shortly afterwards. You must respond to my direct message on Twitter by Thursday, September 22 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time or I will choose another winner. (The show begins in most places at 7 p.m. that day.)


More about the show:

“Captured live in front of a sold-out audience at London’s Prince Edward Theatre, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.” The cast features Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer, Eva Noblezada as Kim, Alistair Brammer as Chris, Hugh Maynard as John, Tamsin Carroll as Ellen and Rachelle Ann Go as Gigi. The finale features appearances by the original cast, including Jonathan Pryce, Lea Salonga and Simon Bowman.”


Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

8 thoughts on “Miss Saigon Ticket Giveaway Contest

  1. The best movie of a musical I’ve seen is the filmed version of the final performance of Rent on Broadway. The performances were wonderful and I finally got to see the show the way it was written (as opposed to the movie version).

    Twitter Handle: AaronLDeitsch

    Location: Union Square

  2. CHICAGO – despite a lumbering tap dance by Richard Gere, this star-studded adaptation of the Bdwy musical never fails to entertain. PLUS I went to school with one of the Merry Murderesses and she “killed” it during her portion of “He Had It Comin.” Great movies are visual and this one has visuals galore and great musicals have unforgettable songs and CHICAGO has a host of them.

    Empire 25, Buy New York NY

  3. My favorite movie musical would have to be Funny Girl. The music, the costumes. And, of course, Barbra. And as much as I wish Cornet Man had been performed in it I can still sit and watch it over and over again (which I’ve done before) and admire it to no end.

    Tinseltown USA Jacksonville

  4. My favorite movie of a musical is Little Shop of Horrors, which has great performances, incredible puppet work and, of course, those great songs. It is a terrific adaptation of a great show.

    Webster 12 Webster NY

  5. The worst movie adaptation of a musical is A CHORUS LINE. All the magic was lost in the transition from stage to screen. The movie is totally flat & feels like they were just going after a very 80’s Fame cash-grab.

    Either Union Square 14 or Empire 25

  6. The best movie of a musical I’ve seen would have to be Les Miserables. I think they did a great job adapting it from stage to screen, with some great performances by Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman.


    Union Square, NYC

  7. I think the best movie musical I’ve ever seen must be West Side Story. In addition to one of the best combinations of music, lyrics and book in the musical itself, the choreography by Jerome Robbins and the star power of Rita Moreno, Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood worked like magic.


    Union Square, NYC

  8. The best movie musical would have to be Fiddler On the Roof. Awesome show, great music. The film was an excellent adaptation. Well shot.


    Union Square, NYC

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