The King and I

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.

Cast/Characters

Captain Orton – Neil Beaton

Louis Leonowens – Holland White

Anna Leonowens – Lisa Golda

The Interpreter – Bob Deyo

The Kralahome –  Clark R.Cirst

The King – Erik Tanck

Phra Alack – Bob Staats

LunTha – Jake Monroe

Tuptim – Catrina Tarr

Lady Thiang – Sharon Quinn

Prince Chululongkorn – Connor David Giles

Sir Edward Ramsey – Chris Fontaine

Princess Ying Yaowiak – Angela Landgraf

King’s Wives – Leslea Brandt, Rachel Eggert, Erika Herrmann, Megan Mrdjenovich, Elizabeth Plotka, Samantha Pool, Tamara Richelle Pool, Danielle Rammer, Kim Singer, M. Lisa Tanck, Heidi Weinaug, Lily Zimmermann

King’s Attendants – Neil Beaton, Bill Coldren, Bob Deyo, Chris Fontaine, Bob Staats

King’s Children – Alexandria Chapman, Jon Cook, Michael Covey, Sirena Eberhardy, Lex Eggert, Anastatia Fontaine, Jardin Fontaine, Victor Geiser, Gretchen Geiser, Gabriella Kisvari, Kaelyn Kittel, Nathan Kittel, Angela Landgraf, Anna Menzer, Elizabeth Menzer, Clayton Michener, Brenna Montgomery, Molly Montgomery, Hannah Staats, Stephanie Strean, Steven Thaves, Heidi Sunshine White, Hope White, Cassie Ziegelbauer

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Musical Director: Janice Westphal

Stage Manager: Shari Roehl

Asst. Stage Manager: Jennifer Schleinz

Technical Director: Dustin L. Uhl

Choreographic Assistant: Veronica Hilke

Set Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Costume Design: Beverly Dulmes, Joyce Nery

King’s Special Costumes: Bernard J. Markevitch

Light Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Sound: Lee Schneider & Joe Selinski

Properties: Karen Held

Make-Up Design: Cathy Perronne, Assistant: Bobbi Schad

Paint Master: Colleen Bertram, Kathy Schafer

Christmas Parade Float Design: Colleen Bertram, Lee Schneider, Dorothy Block

 

Orchestra

Conductor/ Keyboard: Janice Westphal

Flute: Casandra Palmer, Cathy Perronne

French Horn: Katherine Kruger

Percussion: Brian Koehl

Trumpet: Jeff Rhodes