One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers, Shall We Dance, I Have Dreamed, and Something Wonderful.
And, this award winning show is at the Aronoff until April 22! It’s a must see.
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.”
The resplendent production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, which opened on Tuesday night at the Aronoff Center, was spectacular. It was most impressive and worthy of every “wow”. The score is both romantic, beautiful and totally entertaining. The mesmerizing Elena Shaddow, as Anna, navigates skillfully between traditional culture and modern thinking. The opening scene deposits her, a Welsh widow, and her son, in Siam where she is to teach a palace full of royal children the ways of the West.
The role of the King of Siam, played by Jose Llana, adds spark and depth to the character. His voice was amazing and the chemistry between the two is unmistakable. The children are talented and adorable as well. The entire show was a perfect blend of humor and culture clashes that kept the audience spellbound. It’s a must see. Don’t miss it.
For more information, tickets and show times check out Broadway in Cincinnati! The last show is April 22, so act now! You don’t want to miss it.
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