The King and I: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Romantic Musical
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The last date listed for The King And I was Friday November 22, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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This warmhearted, humorous play that won Alfred Uhry the 1988 Pulitzer looks at the unexpected friendship between a fiercely independent Southern white woman and her African-American chauffeur. It's 1948, and after Daisy, an elderly Jewish widow who lives in Atlanta, has a driving mishap in which her automobile is demolished, her son hires Hoke Colburn to be her driver. Initially resistant, Miss Daisy gradually starts to accept Hoke over time, and an unlikely friendship begins to grow between the two. Ultimately a sweet tale of the transformative power of true friendship, the play also touches on the racism and prejudice that permeated the South at the time. Acclaimed Washington stage actors Nancy Robinette (called the Meryl Streep of Washington theater) and Craig Wallace return to Ford's to perform in this beloved classic. Learn More
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I'm 'ol skool', there I said it. That means I can love "The King & I" unabashedly, and sing all the songs loudly in my car! I have seen about 5 different productions and this was just as good meeting my expectations. A love story that resonates with the undertones of race, culture and ethnic conflicts. A timeless piece.
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It was absolutely wonderful! Everything from the acting, singing, costumes, scenery to the orchestra, my 6th row, center seat was first class & Broardway quality! The King & I has always been my favorite musical, & the
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Book And Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Directed by Mark Waldrop
Choreography by Tara Jeanne Valee
Music Direction by Jenny Cartney
Paolo Montalban (The King)
Eileen Ward (Anna)
This show is recommended for ages 5 and older.
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An award-winning regional theater, Olney Theatre Center operates under an Actors' Equity Association Council of Stock Theaters (COST) contract, one of only three theaters in the country to operate under such a contract.
In addition to its mainstage season, which emphasizes 20th-century American classics, new works, area premieres, reinterpretations of classics and musical theater, OTC offers a wide range of programs and affiliations including: National Players, America's longest running classical touring company (since 1949), which performs for high school and college audiences in over 25 states; Potomac Theatre Project, which offers experimental and alternative plays that explore provocative and challenging human situations, ideas and visions; special school performances of mainstage shows; a free Summer Shakespeare Festival; and post-show discussions.