The King, a Rock-n-Roll Comedy about the Return of Elvis
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The last date listed for The King was Friday April 14, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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A boisterous and uplifting portrait of love in a nontraditional family, La Cage aux Folles has been one of Broadway's biggest hits. Georges and Albin, a gay couple who run and star in a popular drag show, find their domestic peace shattered when their son brings his prospective in-laws home to meet the folks. The would-be father-in-law happens to be the head of a conservative party that wants to shut down the drag show. The lively and glittering spectacle that ensues celebrates family values, unconditional love and, above all, the need to be proud of who we are. The show, which was adapted into the popular movie The Birdcage starring Robin Williams, features gorgeous costumes, fabulous dance numbers and a wonderful Jerry Herman score, including "The Best of Times" and "I Am What I Am." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Amber
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I feel sorry for anyone who missed this amazing show! It was non-stop entertainment. Frank Tryon's performance as Elvis was right on I never for one second believed that he wasn't "The King" come back to life. The entire cast was awesome. I particularly enjoyed the live music with top notch vocals from Amber Snead backed by some solid singers and incredible musicians. I wish this show was still running!
Quotes & Highlights
- 2002 Best Show <em>--O.C. Register</em>
- "If Elvis ever did come back, everything would be played out just as writer/director Brian Newell scripted it." <em>--O.C. Register </em>
<p>Written and directed by Brian Newell. </p> <p>The King begins with Elvis being unfrozen from a cryogenic freeze he secretly under went in 1977. As the story unfolds you join him on an Elvis adventure in the Twenty First Century where he battles the elements of commercialism, corporate lawsuits, science and technology.</p> <p>Befriended by a family in a small Mississippi town, a troubled Elvis, scared by his old lifestyle, is determined to prove who he is through his musical talent. Will the world believe him, will he find peace at last– well, you know he is the King.</p> <p>The King has performed to sold-out audiences in Fullerton, Orange, Brea and Buena Park. The show’s overwhelming mass appeal to all ages is the very reason it continues to be requested since it’s original run in June 2002. This current staging has some re-writes as well as new performers in many of the leading roles. The production continues to use a unique combination of rear screen projected sets and video sequences and a live band to perform over 20 of Elvis’ biggest hits.</p>