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The King & I

Venue Lyric Theatre, QPAC
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Dates From 13 Apr 2014

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THE KING AND I returns to Australia with the first lady of Australian musical theatre, Lisa McCune and international opera sensation Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam.

Don't miss this legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. A triple crown award winner: The Tony, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical Revival, this dazzling show is a lavish and triumphant fresh new look at a time-honoured classic.

Hailed as 'THE MOST RAVISHING SHOW YOU MAY EVER SEE ON BROADWAY' when it opened in 1996, this multi-award winning production of THE KING AND I was created in Australia and conquered Broadway and London before touring the US and the UK. It is a story of love and joy, set to one of the most glorious, unforgettable scores ever written, including Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.

For decades, THE KING AND I captivated millions with its delightful story of Anna Leonowens, brought to the court of Siam as tutor to the King's children.

This is a dazzling musical celebration, a sumptuous production with stunning scenery and magnificent costumes, definitely an event not to be missed.

Audio described performances are available on the following date -

1.30pm, Wed 21 May 2014

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Anna Leonowens

Lisa McCune is one of Australia’s most successful screen and theatre actors, earning an impressive collection of awards, including ten Logie Awards, four of them Gold for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. At age 17, Lisa was accepted into the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts ... read more

King of Siam

Internationally acclaimed opera singer Teddy Tahu Rhodes is currently starring as Emile De Becque in the Lincoln Center production of South Pacific for Opera Australia – his first musical. Teddy studied in New Zealand with Mary Adams Taylor, in London with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and more recently with ... read more

Lady Thiang

Born in China, Shu-Cheen Yu began her career as a child star in Chinese traditional opera. She went on to become one of China’s best folk singers and a principal artist with the Shan-Xi province Beijing Opera Company as well as China’s prestigious National Oriental Song and Dance Company. She made regular broadcasts on Television ...read more

Lun Tha

Adrian Li Donni is a graduate of Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York. Whilst there, he performed in The Seagull, Measure For Measure and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. In New York, Adrian was seen in Ziegfeld’s Midnight Frolic of ’08, at Joe’s Pub in Leap, and in Lance Horne, Or What You Will ... read more

The King and I
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2:03 PM - 2/06/2014
By Margaret Frame
A magical experience. Took my daughter who lives in New York and she rated it better than many she has seen there.
Something wonderful!
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5:48 PM - 1/06/2014
By Natalie P
What a great night at the theatre. This production just epitomises everything a good musical should be. Fantastic singing, convincing acting, sumptuous sets and songs you can't get out of your head. The orchestra deserves a mention. They were superb. Teddy Tahu Rhodes was a damn sexy King and Lisa Mc Cune was clearly born to play the role of Anna. Her voice was pure magic, every note a triumph. Such a beautiful production. You'll leave whistling a happy tune.
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3:23 PM - 27/05/2014
By Warren Huby
Excellent production and great cast however the sound projection on the night we attended was average. We were in row I and it could be difficult to hear and at some points, understand the actors.
Great show
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5:38 PM - 24/05/2014
By Jon Hui
As a family this was the first time we'd gone to a show at QPAC. Not disappointed and now we have the bug. We will attend more shows to be sure.
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8:59 AM - 19/05/2014
By Joan Whitham
I thought this could be a good show, however I was amazed at how good this show really was, costumes and performances. We truly loved this show
The King and I...live.
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7:39 PM - 17/05/2014
By Deb Davidson
My daughter and I saw the show today. We were transported into another world, another time and another place. As a child I loved the movie and now to see it come alive before me. What a special time! Thank you for this wonderful memory.
Kin g and I
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12:37 PM - 15/05/2014
By Jill Mclaughlin
Wonderful show like the little children and thought Young Riley Brooker as Louis was excellent. He will be seen in the later years on Broadway, I am sure of that, such talent at a young age.
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6:26 PM - 13/05/2014
By Ellen Cutugno
Today I went to the 1.30pm show, not knowing what to expect? Well I was suprised how the show took me back to a holiday in the country, Wow! fantastic show, so glad I went today. Don't miss it! WELL DONE!!!
A world away
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6:17 PM - 6/05/2014
By Paula Ingerson
Lisa McCune. What a world away from the Tv series of Blue Heelers and what a voice! Wow! And Teddy was a brilliant King. The King just has to have that voice and Teddy has it. Costumes had to be seen to be believed. To cast and crew and everyone involved, thank you.
The best show
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7:10 AM - 1/05/2014
By Jennifer Gleeson
Worth every cent we paid for the tickets - wonderful music and acting - Shu-Cheen Yu as No.1 wife was superb - made my skin tingle when she sang, Teddy and Lisa were perfect and the children were gorgeous. Fantastic memories

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