Rodgers and Hammerstein’s
“The King and I”
Pinecrest Grove Library
500 Evergreen Lane
Mt. Morris, IL
Monday – Wednesday
June 17, 18 & 19
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Performances November 8, 9,10 and 15, 16, 17, 2019
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" is a moving, radiant story of East meets West. The musical is based on the memoirs and experiences of Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher hired in the 1860's by the King of Siam as part of his drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the show, as well as by a love to which neither can admit.
Some of the memorable songs in "The King and I" include, Shall We Dance, I Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Something Wonderful.
The musical premiered on March 29, 1951. It ran for nearly three years, making it the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history at the time, and has had many tours and revivals.
Auditions will be held on Monday-Wednesday, June 17, 18 & 19 from 6-8 PM at the Pinecrest Grove library, 500 Evergreen Lane, Mt. Morris. Materials will be provided for reading and vocal parts.
The cast consists of vocal and non-vocal roles for children through adult, male and female.
Performances will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 8, 9,10 and 15, 16, 17 at the Pinecrest Grove Theatre.
For more information, contact Directors Priscilla Osborne 815-734-6847 or Trudy Whalen 815-440-5300.