The King and I: Rodgers and Hammerstein Musical from Broadway by the Bay
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The last date listed for The King and I was Saturday August 1, 2009 / 8:00pm.
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In this modern masterwork -- critically praised as a unique mix of Oscar Wilde and Bertolt Brecht -- the great Irish writer George Bernard Shaw pits a military industrialist against his crusading daughter. She's a Salvation Army major; he's an arms manufacturer and whiskey distiller -- on certain issues, they could not disagree more. But when he begins donating money to her organization, matters come to a head as the characters grapple with questions of business, faith, family and philanthropy. After 16 years, A.C.T. brings Shaw back to the stage with this co-production with Theatre Calgary, one of A.C.T.'s favorite Canadian collaborators, featuring an international cast of Canadian and American actors. Learn More
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Featured review from Diane
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The music and costumes were wonderful. The actors were great and had absolutely beautiful voices. The theater was a little too warm the evening we were there otherwise the venue was very nice - our seats were really good with an unobstructed view of the stage.
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Based on "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon
Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins
In 1862 Siam, an English widow named Anna and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anna has been summoned by the King of Siam to tutor his many children and wives. Can Anna and the King stay true to their own cultures while learning from each other? One of the great musical love stories of our time, The King and I is a richly textured and uplifting tale with a gorgeous score that includes "Getting to Know You," "Shall We Dance," and "Hello Young Lovers."
About the Ticket Supplier: Broadway By The Bay
Broadway By The Bay, the largest theatre company on the Peninsula, has won numerous awards, including over 45 Theatre Critics Circle Awards, and has garnered acclaim throughout the San Francisco Bay Area as a destination for professional-quality musical theatre. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Brooke Knight and Executive Director Jim Gardia, Broadway By The Bay produces three full-scale musicals and one intimate composer/lyricist series each season.
Lauded for its efforts in education, Broadway By the Bay's Youth Theatre Conservatory - for ages 4-17 - gives younger students solid foundations in acting, singing, and dancing for the musical theatre. For those 18 and over, the Musical Theatre Conservatory offers professional classes to adults of all ages. Students aspiring to achieve a professional level of performance skills are taught by instructors who have excelled in their specialties. Musical Theatre Conservatory's intensive summer program is offered in conjunction with Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.