June, 2018
Day Night Line

The King and I
Musical

The King and I is a moving, radiant story of East meets West. It is the early 1860s when newly widowed Anna Leonowens and her son, Louis, set sail from their native England for Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). Anna, still grieving, has set her sights on a new adventure and taken a position as the schoolteacher for the royal offspring of the King of Siam. The King is determined to usher Siam into the modern world, and he thinks Western education can be a part of that - yet, Anna is horrified at first by many of the traditions that he holds dear. Anna and the King struggle to find common ground. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King teach each other about understanding, respect, and love that can transcend the greatest of differences.


Licensed by: R&H Theatricals
Playwright: Music by Richard Rodgers, Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Director: Dr. Mary Shaw
Auditions: (TBA)
Run Dates: June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 (Friday & Saturday evenings)
June 17 & 24 (Sunday matinees)
(8 performances)
Sunday Brunch: June 24 at 12:30pm - Cost is $15.00 per person
Brunch Reservations are required by Wednesday, June 20.
Roles: (TBA)
Production: (TBA)

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