The King And I
This is a past event. Sunday, January 13 at 6:30pm
Keller Auditorium 222 S.W. Clay St., Portland, OR 97201
"Bartlett Sher has been among the most celebrated of American stage directors in the past decade or two. He continued his string of successes with a 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of another Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, now out on tour. The story of East/West cultural divide, set amid the royal court of 19th-century Siam, is delivered with visual splendor and luxurious voices. " - Oregon Arts Watch
Presented by Broadway In Portland. Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
Set in 1860s 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. The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).