The King and I
Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.
Directed by Joel Rainey
Show Dates: July 11-27, 2014
Auditions: April 21 & 22, 7-9 pm
(May 11 & 12, if needed)
It is 1862 in Siam when English widow Anna Leonowens and her young son arrive at the royal palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as a tutor to him 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 this unique love story.
The King and I calls for all voice types and includes roles for singers and non-singers ages 8 and up.
All those auditioning are requested to prepare a song written by Rodgers and Hammerstein or from the same period (40's-50's musical Theatre.) It is alright to prepare a song from the show. An accompanist will not be provided so those auditioning will need to bring a recorded accompaniment (cd, ipod, iTunes, etc.) It is preferable that you DO NOT sing along with another singer or sing a cappela, this puts you and the director at a disadvantage. It is possible that you may be reading from the script but you do not need to prepare any dialogue material.
Questions about auditions? Email Joel at email@example.com.
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By John Cariani
Directed by Adolfo Rodriguez May 9-25, 2014
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Playmakers, Inc. Theater is supported in part by funds from the Louisiana State Arts Council and the Louisiana Division of the Arts as administered by the St. Tammany Commission on Cultural Arts, St. Tammany Parish.