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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.
1.30pm, Wed 21 May 2014View more Audio described performances here
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
TEDDY TAHU RHODES
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
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
ADRIAN LI DONNI
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
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