Theater Thursday: The King and I


Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s the King and I is a one of a kind classic. Following the true story of Anna Leonowens as she travels from England, with her son, to Siam to educate the many children of the King. Upon arrival she meets King Mongkut and his staff only to find that she will have to work hard to gain their favor. As the musical goes on Anna finds herself attracted to the King, yet learns that he is dying. Bringing her culture to Siam as well as respect her superior, Anna manages to find make Siam her new home with her son.


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