Talented trio makes it into Miss Saigon Musical in Parramatta

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Miss Saigon Musical Parramatta cast members Luna Ilagan and De Leon

Three talented West Sydney girls are now part of the new Miss Saigon Musical that’s set to launch on July 28-August 12 at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta.

Filipino-Australians Jayd Luna, Trinity Dawn Ilagan and Princess De Leon have been selected by Packemin Productions to be a part of a huge ensemble cast.

Luna, 17, from Quakers Hill, was a contestant on the X Factor last year. St Clair residents Ilagan, 17, is a contemporary dancer while De Leon, 17, is another accomplished singer who trained in classical music for over 10 years. All three are from the Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School.

Jayd Luna performing an Adele Song at an Open Mic event in 2013

The three close friends, influenced by a variety of genres from classical, jazz, pop, acoustic, a cappella and pop music, are excited at the prospect of working together for the very first time.

“I love Miss Saigon because I’m a Lea Salonga fan. We all auditioned around the same time and got in. Our roles take us out of our comfort zone but as growing performers, it’s good for our experience and helps develop our mindset if we want to break into the entertainment industry,” said De Leon.

Miss Saigon is a theatrical experience that catapulted brilliant Filipino singer-actress Lea Salonga to stardom. Salonga was chosen to play the lead role Kim when the musical premiered in London in 1989.

Performance dates and times

  • Friday 28 July 11am (schools/preview) & 7.30pm (Opening Night)
  • Saturday 29 July 2pm & 7.30pm
  • Sunday 30 July 3pm
  • Wednesday 2 August 7.30pm
  • Thursday 3 August 7.30pm
  • Friday 4 August 7.30pm
  • Saturday 5 August 2pm & 7.30pm
  • Sunday 6 August 11am & 4pm
  • Wednesday 9 August 7.30pm
  • Thursday 10 August 7.30pm
  • Friday 11 August 7.30pm
  • Saturday 12 August 2pm & 7.30pm

Book your tickets via the Miss Saigon Musical Parramatta website.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi team,

    Additional Filipinos in the casts are listed below:

    Marcus Rivera as the Engineer
    Chaye Mogg as understudy for Gigi
    Carl De Villa as understudy for Thuy
    Susana Downes as Gigi
    Brian Lorenz – ensemble
    Jhun Mercado – ensemble

    To get the total list of Filipinos, kindly email Neil@packemin.com.au

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