Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil—the duo behind Les Misérables—take on Puccini with their musical theater adaptation of Madama Butterfly. Set to the backdrop of the Vietnam War, Miss Saigon unfolds to the staccato sound of helicopters and the brutalities of armed conflict. Will the American soldier do right by the woman he meets or will their wartime love affair end in tragedy? Odds are the whole thing will end in tears. This Broadway San Jose production, featuring well-known numbers like, “The Heat is On in Saigon” and “The Movie in My Mind,” runs through Nov. 17.
Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose