4 Reasons to See The King and I
Posted Dec 18, 2017
1. Dynamic Directing
Seven-time Tony nominated and Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher brings a fresh look to this classic story. Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
2. Award-Winning Costumes
Catherine Zuber’s beautifully designed costumes won a Tony Award for The King and I in 2015. This twelve-time Tony nominee and six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer brings the world of Siam to life with awe-inspiring designs that set the stage for this breathtaking story.
3. Memorable Music
With a score by musical theater legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, this memorable music will have you singing along or humming on the way out to your car. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
4. Best Revival
A story that was already addressing important topics of its day, the revival of The King and I renews conversations about gender, social class and so much more. The production has been revived four times on Broadway since debuting in 1951 and this latest revival done by Lincoln Center Theater won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. New York Magazine calls it “An astonishing achievement! Too beautiful to miss!”
Tickets for the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I are on sale now! This beautiful production plays at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center January 23-28.