The King and I San Antonio Tickets
The King and I San Antonio tickets
One of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best-loved works, The King and I tells the story of fiery British schoolteacher Anna and her tempestuous relationship with the spoiled and dictatorial King of Siam. This new production has been skillfully refreshed for the 21st century.
Combining sumptuous costumes, opulent staging and a score that features such classics as "Shall We Dance," "Getting To Know You" and "I Whistle a Happy Tune," The King and I is thoroughly enchanting from start to finish. From the moment the curtain rises to reveal the ship Chow Phya slowly docking in Bangkok, the audience is caught in crossfire of East and West, old and new - all played out with classy Broadway production values and a splash of humor.
The production is appearing at the Majestic Theater, San Antonio as part of a national tour. The King and I San Antonio tickets will surely sell out quickly, so book your seat while you can.
The King and I San Antonio storyline
It is 1860's Bangkok and the King of Siam has invited the newly widowed Anna to teach English to his wives and 77 children. He's patriarchal and prone to temper tantrums; she stubbornly insists on being treated as an equal. This clash of personalities and cultures is at the heart of the show.
At first, Anna is horrified by the traditions that the King holds dear, viewing his wives and concubines as little more than pampered slaves. Her convictions are shaken, however, by the King's first wife, Lady Thiang, who is fiercely loyal to the King. Being deeply in love with her husband, Thiang resists Anna's lessons on emancipation (clumsily delivered through a reading of "Uncle Tom's Cabin") and brings the audience to tears with her heart-wrenching delivery of "Something Wonderful," surely one of the show's most moving songs. Get the hankies ready.
By contrast, the King's junior wife Tuptim, a "gift" from the King of Burma, takes Anna's lessons very much to heart. She joins her secret lover Lun Tha and the young couple resolve to run away together.
Over time, a cautious romance flowers between Anna and the King. With both keeping a strong grip on their respective traditions and values, they slowly teach each other about respect, love and understanding that somehow manages to transcend the greatest of cultural differences.
The King and I San Antonio history and accolades
The King and I premiered on Broadway in 1951, scooping Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Actress (for Gertrude Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Yul Brynner). Subsequent revivals have all earned Tony gongs. The current production won four Tony awards including Best Revival of a Musical in 2015.
Similar to The King and I San Antonio
If you're a fan of lavish, over the top musicals, be sure to check out The Phantom of the Opera as part of its North American Tour. Closer to home, the Majestic Theater is also staging the award-winning The Bodyguard, based on the smash-hit film of the same name.
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