The King and I
The King and I
THE KING AND I
April 29 — May 22, 2016
A glorious spectacle of unforgettable songs, marvelous costumes, and opulent scenery is coming to Lyric this spring with an “elaborate...brightly colored...dazzling” (The New York Times) production of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, The King and I. This Tony-winning musical that tells the story of a British schoolteacher who is hired by the King of Siam to tutor his wives and children will capture your heart as they discuss, debate, and ultimately grow in understanding and respect.
A cast of Broadway’s brightest led by Kate Baldwin, who “casts a warm glow whenever she sings” (The New York Daily News) and Paolo Montalban, who “rules the stage with flawless timing and a perfect sense of entitlement” (The Washington Post) will illuminate the Lyric stage and delight with one familiar song after another, including “Shall We Dance?,” “Something Wonderful,” “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” and more. Don’t miss the limited engagement of this hit Broadway musical!
Performance running time: 3 hours including 1 intermission
Lyric Opera premiere generously made possible by The Negaunee Foundation, two Anonymous Donors, Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison, and Northern Trust.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I
Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon Original Orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett Original Dance Arrangements by Trude Rittmann Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins
The King and I production created by the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris on June 13, 2014. General Director: Jeanluc Choplin. Photo: Marie-Noëlle Robert
The King and I Resources
Reviews for The King and I Are In!
The Quiz and I — What Do You Know About The King and I?
Costuming for The King and I
Broadway’s Hottest Stars Transform into Anna and the King
Lyric Gets Ready for The King and I
Casting The King and I
The Musical Treasures of The King and I
Gorgeous Sets and Costumes Planned for The King and I
The King and I Program Book