|The King and I|
Join the voyage to the dazzling land of Siam in The King and I starting
September 15, 2012 at the Newport
Performing Arts Theater!
The King and I, the fifth masterpiece of the celebrated tandem of
Rodgers and Hammerstein, is the story of a widowed
English school teacher who travels to Siam to serve as tutor to the
many children of the King.
Anna's task of introducing
the kingdom to the modern world brings about disputes with the King
whom he learned to respect and love over time.
Considered as one of the most beloved classics in theater,
The King and I has garnered world-wide acclaim, including 5
Tony Awards for its original 1951 Broadway run, and
5 Academy Awards for its 1966 film adaptation. It is a story as
beautifully intricate and multi-faceted as the culture it portrays,
brought to life with timeless songs and melodies.
With musical numbers backed by the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
and performances from the Philippine Ballet
Theater, The King and I will be directed by premier concert and theater
director Freddie Santos, with lead roles to be
essayed by internationally renowned theater actors,
Leo Tavarro Valdez (King) and Monique Wilson (Anna).
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