Footlighters Theatre Company Presents The King and I

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Music by Richard Rodgers

Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon

Based in part on the true story of Anna Leonowens, The King and I is a tale of what happens when East meets West and cultures collide. Anna, a widow from Wales who takes on the role of schoolteacher to the King of Siam’s children and wives, is forced to re-think stereotypes at the same time that King Mongkut slowly learns to have respect for Anna and her opinions. In 1862 Siam AGAINST a backdrop of starcrossed lovers Tuptim and Lun Tha, people resistant to change, and a world trying to embrace Western culture, how much admiration can there be between Anna and King Mongkut without tearing apart a country? With memorable songs such as “Shall We Dance?” and “Getting to Know You”, The King and I is bound to fill you with hope and understanding.

July 26–August 5 - Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm

Tickets: General Admission: $15, Seniors (60+): $12, Military: $12, Children (under 12): $10, Group discount (20 or more): $12/person

Box Office phone: 847-391-5711, Open Monday–Friday, 8:00am–noon


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