1961 - 1962

The King and I

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a moving, radiant story of East meets West. It is the early 1860s when newly widowed Anna Leonowens and her son, Louis, set sail from their native England for Bangkok, Siam (now Thailand). Anna, still grieving, has set her sights on a new adventure and taken a position as the schoolteacher for the royal offspring of the King of Siam.


The King is determined to usher Siam into the modern world, and he thinks Western education can be a part of that – yet, Anna is horrified at first by many of the traditions that he holds dear. Anna and the King struggle to find common ground. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by rulers of the West, and he takes Anna on as an advisor, asking her to help change his image – if not his actual practice. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King teach each other about understanding, respect, and love that can transcend the greatest of differences. Beneath the fraught, fiercely opinionated, conflict-ridden surface of Anna and the King’s relationship lies one of the most unique love stories in the musical theatre canon.


Dramatic Director: Bernard McManus

Musical Director: John Murdie

Choreographer: Madame Nesta Toumine

Cast

Albert Davey

Deckhand, Priest

Alistair Munro

Royal Dancer

Anne Quon

Royal Child

Anne Wright

Tuptim

Aude Rioux

Royal Dancer

Audrey Jordan

Amazon

Barbara May

Wife

Barry Stewart

The Kralahome

Bob Edgington

Captain Orton

Brenda Woollam

Amazon

Brian Smyth

Slave, Priest

Brigetta Neumann

Royal Dancer

Carla Katznelson

Royal Dancer

Carolyn Wong

Royal Child

Claire McLaughlin

Wife

Claire-Ellen Davidson

Royal Dancer

David Moroni

Royal Dancer

Deepak Sahasrabudhe

Royal Child

Dianne Brazeau

Wife

Donna Emmons

Wife

Doris Hopper

Wife

Earl Crowe

Lun Tha

Elaine Kong

Royal Child

Eugene David

Phra Alack (The King's Secretary)

Faith Ward

Anna Leonowens

Frederic Braun

Royal Dancer

Gail Campion

Amazon

Horst Lindner

Royal Dancer

Immo Tilgner

Royal Dancer

Irene Michalski

Attendant

Isabel Amey

Wife

James Harker

Slave, Priest

Janice Hum

Royal Child

Jean Halley

Amazon

Jean Wheeler

Chinese Make-up Artist

Jennifer Wynne-Jones

Amazon

Jerry Kong

Royal Child

Joan Askwith

Royal Dancer

Joan Kerr

Wife

Joanne Ashe

Royal Dancer

John Boschetti

Royal Dancer

John Cinkant

Slave, Priest

John Fish

Sir Edward Ramsay

Judith Carter

Royal Dancer

Judy Kong

Princess Ying Yaowlak, Royal Child

June Quon

Royal Child

Jyoann Sahasrabudhe

Royal Child

Keith Lusk

Royal Dancer

Lee Seto

Royal Child

Les Bonhower

Deckhand

Linda Scovill

Royal Dancer

Margaret Mahony

Wife

Marilee Williams

Royal Dancer

Maureen Finlay

Wife

Maurice Bigras

Slave, Priest

Nora Carpenter

Wife

Norma Coll

Amazon

Paulette St. Amour

Royal Dancer

Peter Blais

Louis Leonowens

Peter Sidney

The King

Priscilla Kong

Royal Child

Randy Sim

Royal Child

Renata Pikelis

Royal Dancer

Robert Lutes

The Interpreter, Priest

Rodney Sim

Prince Chulalungkorn, Royal Child

Rose McCallum

Attendant

Ruth Argue

Wife

Sally Weltman

Lady Thiang

Sharleen Armour

Royal Dancer

Sharon Suga

Royal Child

Sheila Vance

Wife

Steven Hum

Royal Child

Production

Malabar Ottawa

Costumes

Milt Wright

Scenery, Costume Designer for Anna's Ball Gown

Murray Smith

Lighting Direction

Pat Faithfull

Stage Manager

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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