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1. A B-girl.
2. A barmaid.
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Set during the end of the Vietnam war, a shy bargirl (Kim) falls for a US marine (Chris), but they re separated as Saigon falls.
It similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover, Madama Butterfly's story of marriage between an American lieutenant and a geisha is replaced by a romance between a United States Marine and a South Vietnamese bargirl.
| The Eagle Inn, Salford / / 0161 819 5002 / Tuesday, March 21, 7pm / Free WEDNESDAY 21 Theatre / Miss Saigon Still as popular as ever, Cameron Mackintosh's staging of Boublil and Schonberg's iconic musical - telling the story of a teenage bargirl, Kim, who falls in live with an American GI, Chris, during the Vietnam war - returns for a mammoth two-month stint at Manchester's Palace Theatre.
"Miss Saigon's" new cast is further enriched by the casting of another talented Filipino singer, Aicelle Santos, who takes over the Gigi bargirl role.
Madam Butterfly's story of an American Lieutenant's Japanese marriageof-convenience to Cio-Cio San becomes a romance between Chris, an American GI and a Vietnamese bargirl named Kim.
[Because of the war in Vietnam], Kim lost everything, that's why she had to work as a bargirl.
Go, who plays the bargirl Gigi in the current production of "Miss Saigon" in London, was honored along with two other Filipino cast members.
Granted she was a josan herself I met in the Paradise bar in sailor-town where she worked as what they called a hosutesu or hostess, a fancy word for bargirl. But she was young and strangely beautiful in a particular Japanese way, her skin almost transparent, a kind of luminous pale-ash color, as if lit from within.
The title "The World of Suzie Wong" shows the constraints of this particular world through the limited perspective of a single, poor, Chinese bargirl. Her world includes the poorer Chinese areas of Wanchai and the shanty huts where she lives with her baby son.
If she had been a bargirl looking to sue an ex-lover in a raunchy case, she would have picked her law firm out of the yellow pages with a name like that" (89).
The bargirl was convinced the sprinter - who set a 100-metre record at 9.58 seconds - had fallen head over heels for her.