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We should all boycott the Ordway’s revival of racist musical “Miss Saigon”

by Sheila Regan via TC Daily Planet September 07, 2013 Photo courtesy Ordway Center for the Performing Arts   My fellow arts writers, theater reviewers, and bloggers, I’m writing because I think we should all agree not to review Miss Saigon when it comes to the Ordway….

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Twin Cities is home to long legacy of protest of ‘Miss Saigon’

by MARIANNE COMBS via MPR  September 6, 2013 For people like Juliana Hu Pegues, a postdoctoral fellow at Macalester College, the return of “Miss Saigon” to the Ordway this fall is both frustrating and exhausting. “Frankly, I’m outraged!” she says, sitting in her office in Macalester’s humanities building…

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The Problem(s) With Miss Saigon (or, how many stereotypes can you cram into one Broadway musical)

Prostitution is not a love story. But by focusing on this love story, Miss Saigon ignores or slights the dehumanization and exploitation of prostitution and instead tries to romanticize human trafficking. The musical ignores or slights the fact that this prostitution existed as a result of the U.S. military presence in Vietnam.

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