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Hooker and soldier find love in a song-filled 'Nam.

Miss Saigon tries to sing away those Vietnam - blues.
  • Miss Saigon tries to sing away those Vietnam blues.

12/14-12/19

Without giving away the ending, Ramona DuBarry says that Miss Saigon is definitely not "date material." "I saw a pamphlet [about the show] that said, 'Friday night! Date night! Buy one [ticket], get one free!' and I'm like thinking, I don't know if I would want to go on a date to that," says DuBarry, who plays prostitute Gigi in the musical. Set in 1975, shortly before the U.S. evacuation of Saigon, the show is about an American soldier and his Vietnamese lover torn apart by the war. "[Gigi] is very poignant," says DuBarry. "Doing what [the hookers] do by selling their bodies, that's not who they [really] are. They're simply women who want to be free." Miss Saigon is at the State Theatre (1519 Euclid Avenue) Tuesday through December 19. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $55; call 216-241-6000. -- Cris Glaser

Seven Dirty Words Alert

FRI 12/10

In his new book, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, George Carlin wonders why people who believe in UFOs are considered kooks, while people who believe in organized religion aren't. Hear Carlin rant about other things at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the State Theatre, 1519 Euclid Avenue. Tickets are $34.50 to $37.50; call 216-241-6000. -- Cris Glaser

Roller Girl

FRI 12/10

Melanie has gotten much mileage from her 1971 radio hit "Brand New Key." Find out why Cher, Dolly Parton, and Macy Gray cherish her more obscure songs, when she performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Kent Stage, 175 East Main Street in Kent. Tickets are $25. They are available by calling 330-677-5005. -- Cris Glaser

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