The Lake Worth Playhouse opens its 60th Anniversary Season by bringing the classic story of the King and I to life, opening October 5 and playing through October 21, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
In this romantic musical, the boy-meets-girl plot is woven into the historical context of the British Imperialism in Asia. It is the story of a clash between cultures and the dynamics between Great Britain and The Orient.
The King of Siam invites an English governess to teach the children of his many wives about the modern world. Yet he himself resists changing his traditional role as the benevolent patriarchal dictator until the bold young governess wins his heart and his respect.
Preview Night is Thursday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. ($23 & $27)
Opening Night is Friday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. ($28 & $32 - includes Opening Night Elegance)
Evening and Matinee Performances will run October 4-21 at 8pm and 2pm. ($26 & $30)
Dinner & Show Night is October 4 and includes a 6:00 p.m. pre-show dinner at Paradiso, an upscale Italian restaurant in downtown Lake Worth, prior to the 8:00 p.m. performance. The all-inclusive dinner/show package price is $55 and includes a three-course meal and premium seats for the preview performance.
Tickets can be purchased through the Lake Worth Playhouse Box Office at 561-586-6410 or online at lakeworthplayhouse.org.
THE KING AND I
Nathalie Andrade and Bruno Vida