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San Mateo Performing Arts Center
600 North Delaware St San Mateo, CA 94401
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"The King and I"
46 ratings
4.7 average rating
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37 events
9 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 17 2009

Leads were strong.

Orchestra was mostly good but some weak sections detracted from overall quality.

Excellent production overall.

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 18 2009

I have to agree with the pervious comment...I too am always impressed with Broadway By the Bay. They do a fabulous job. The acting is always believable and the props are very detailed. In addition, i have never been given bad seats from Goldstar....continued

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6 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 17 2009

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...continued

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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.”

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