What happened to Kim in Miss Saigon?

Are Thuy and Kim Cousins?

Thuy is a Vietnamese man who is Kim’s cousin and betrothed.

Who is Kim’s son in Miss Saigon?

The Engineer is sent out of the room, and Kim reveals her secret to Thuy: her two-year-old son, Tam (“Coo-Coo Princess”).

What is the character of Kim in Miss Saigon?

Recordings

Character The Original Cast Recording The Definitive Live Recording
Kim Lea Salonga Eva Noblezada
The Engineer Jonathan Pryce Jon Jon Briones
Chris Simon Bowman Alistair Brammer
John Peter Polycarpou Hugh Maynard

Why does Kim shoot herself in Miss Saigon?

With all her hopes of being with Chris now seeming impossible, Kim conceives a plan that would at least give her son a chance. While the Engineer introduces Tam to his father, Kim shoots herself using the gun Chris gave her, knowing Tam will be taken to the US if she dies.

What happened at the end of Miss Saigon?

Chris begs her not to die, as she asks him to hold her one last time. After sharing one final kiss, Kim says her final words to Chris, echoing what he said to her from the song “Sun and Moon” (“How in one night have we come so far?”) and she dies in his arms (“Finale”).

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What is the main story of Miss Saigon?

Miss Saigon tells the story of Chris, an American male GI, who falls in love with Kim, a young Vietnamese orphan who works as a bar-girl and prostitute. When the city falls, the lovers are separated and Chris eventually returns to the U.S. Years later, Chris returns to Bangkok with his American wife, Ellen.

What is the moral or lesson of the story Miss Saigon?

A love story set during the Vietnam War, the musical calls to question our collective moral responsibility for the many children of American soldiers born to women in war torn countries and never claimed or acknowledged by their fathers.