ACTING OUT The heat is on in ‘Saigon!’
Each year, Brian Clowdus – the out artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse - takes a musical and gives it his own distinctive spin, from “Hair” to “Evita” to “Carousel” to “Oklahoma!” Now Clowdus is directing an outdoor version of the classic, Tony Award-winning “Miss Saigon.” We caught up with Clowdus on the eve of his new production to talk about the casting, the infamous helicopter landing and why the LGBT community will enjoy this.
Why “Miss Saigon?”
It’s always been a passion project of mine. It was one of the first shows I saw as a kid. That was over 20 years ago. It’s one of those shows that has stuck with me and haunted me in a way that I have never had theater do. The story is so epic, so heartbreaking. It’s larger than life. It’s also so beautiful and romantic and I love the score.
Was it hard to get?