The King and I Orlando Tickets
The King and I Orlando tickets
Telling a tale of cultural misunderstanding, modernization and hidden romance, The King and I is undoubtedly one of Broadway's classics. The fifth production of musical mavens Rodgers and Hammerstein, The King and I has entranced audiences since its original opening in 1951, with favorite songs such as "Getting to Know You, "Hello, Young Lovers" and "Shall We Dance." Now is your chance to see this Lincoln Center Theater production - which won four Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, in 2015 - right in Orlando's very own Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The touring cast will only be in town for a short time, so don't miss your chance to see them in performance - be sure to secure your The King and I Orlando tickets today!
The King and I Orlando background
The story of The King and I's journey to Broadway began with the real-life Anna Leonowens, who traveled to Siam in the 1860s to serve as governess to the children of King Mongkut. The memoirs she left behind served as the basis for Margaret Landon's 1944 novel, Anna and the King of Siam. It was this book that agent Fanny Holtzmann thought of when she was searching for a new role for her client, leading lady Gertrude Lawrence, in 1950. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II heeded Holtzmann's request that they adapt the novel for the stage, and in March of the following year, The King and I made its Broadway debut at the St. James Theatre, with Gertrude Lawrence as Anna Leonowens and Yul Brynner as the King. An instant success, the show took home multiple Tony Awards that year, including Best Musical, Best Actress and Best Featured Actor, and soon became one of the longest-running shows of its era on Broadway.
The King and I Orlando at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Today, The King and I exists as an acclaimed Revival adaptation of the original show, featuring Laura Michelle Kelly as Anna and Jose Llana as the King. The stellar cast is backed by an equally impressive creative team, including Bartlett Sher, the Tony Award-winning director, set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Catherine Zuber and musical staging by Christopher Gattelli. Donald Holder provides lighting design, while Scott Lehrer manages sound design.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents the ideal location for a tour stop on The King and I tour, providing a performance space with seating for 2,700 in its majestic Walt Disney Theatre.
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