“The King and I”
- Categories: Theater
- Event posted: March 4, 2014
- Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014
- Sunday, June 29, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
- Theatre Lawrence, 4660 Bauer Farm Drive, Lawrence
- Age limit: Not available
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. The dazzling score includes "Whistle a Happy Tune," "Getting to Know You," "Hello Young Lovers," and "Shall We Dance."
SHOWS: June 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29*
All performances at 7:30pm *denotes a 2:30 performance