I thought I was Lea Salonga. In a recent interview, she said, ” I ’m going to cry when I see Rachelle Ann Go, Jonjon Briones…” and that was exactly my very emotional reaction specially when Gigi & Kim sang “The Movie In My Mind”. I had goose bumps then my heart just suddenly felt so tight and tears just fell down my eyes. Definitely, the heat is on in Saigon.
The role of Kim was reprise in the West End production of Miss Saigon by Eva Noblezada while Rachelle Ann Go played the role of Gigi. The show-stealing performance of the Engineer was also portrayed by Jonjon Briones. They were among of the very talented Filipinos who are part of the revival of the hit musical Miss Saigon.
To witness the comeback of this musical after 25 years is the one and only reason why I wanted to go back to London. I shouldn’t miss this chance no matter what.
As usual, Rolex and I are strangers once the show started (read: no talking, just pure silence). The first time we watched a musical in West End which was Les Miserables back in 2011, he was pissed off even when I would just simply hold him in the arms, meaning touching is also not even allowed. I have to contain my thrill and excitement, on my own!
I didn’t know how I managed to survive but I was able to have this Miss Saigon souvenir program signed by the main cast by just borrowing pens and markers from the other fans, LOL!