The King and I is a Tony Award winning class musical set in 1860’s Bangkok. Full of magical 1950’s era music, the costumes are gorgeous and the story will transport you back in time. What’s not to love?!
As a few of the ladies in the video above stated, the King and Anna (Jose Llana and Elena Shaddow ) have amazing chemistry on stage.
Fans of Rogers and Hammerstein music and musicals – this is one show you do NOT want to miss! You’ll recognize many of the songs from The King and I including “I Whistle a Happy Tune” and “Shall We Dance?”.
Speaking of music, here’s an interesting tidbit for you… I got to watch a bit of the “load in” (stage set-up and show prep) and saw a few minutes of the orchestra rehearsal. I was surprised to learn that only four people in the orchestra travel with the show and the rest are hired locally. The entire orchestra rehearsed together for the first time early on opening day of the play. I watched The King and I that night and they were truly amazing!
I can highly recommend this one, folks. Get out there and enjoy it!
Make it a King and I themed evening when you hit up one of our favorite Thai food spots before the show!
The King and I is at The Aronoff Center in Cincinnati from through April 22, 2018.
Disclousure: Broadway in Cincinnati supplied us with tickets to see the show for review purposes. In additon, Broadway in Cincinnati is a site sponsor. This post is reflects my genuine opinion of the show and experience.