KING AND I
KING AND I
Duration: 65-70 minutes
SYNOPSIS: Credits Music by Richard Rodgers
 
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon
 
Originally Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
 
Adaptation by Karen Oster
 
 
Overview/Synopsis
 
Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a dazzling score by Richard Rodgers, this musical tells the classic story of the English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son and their life at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anna has been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. While they both retain their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in this unique and uplifting story of East meets West.
 
Running approximately 70 minutes, Getting to Know ... THE KING AND I is the perfect show to introduce young people up through 9th grade to the wonders of live theater.
SCENE 1

I Whistle a Happy Tune
[Anna and Louis]

SCENE 2

Home Sweet Home
[Children]

The King is an imposing ruler. Having been born to his royal position and educated only in preparation for the throne, his range of experience is very limited. He has a commanding presence, speaks forcefully, stands solidly on both feet, can be extremely gruff in expressing himself, while also having a keen sense of humor.

Anna Leonowens is an English schoolteacher who is intelligent, poised, strong-wiled and cultured. Her husband died six years ago leaving her with a young son. A well-educated and patient teacher, she expresses her opinions in a polite but firm manner.

Ying is the narrator of the story. Ying as a child – Princess Ying Yaowalak – is another character in the story. She is a daughter of the King and was one of Anna's students thirty years earlier. As she narrates the story, she is looking back on her childhood.

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(Production Pack Includes: Director's Guide, 2 Director's Scripts, 2 Piano/Vocal Scores, 20 Libretto/Vocal Books, Study Guide, DVD Guide to Musical Staging, Vocal and Accompaniment CDs, 10 Chorus Books)
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