OK -- we have come to the point where our blog is entirely about our summer musical, "The King and I." This Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is the tale of an English schoolteacher who travels to Siam to teach the children of the King -- and ends up now only teaching the King a thing or two, but learning a few life lessons herself.
The show features such beautiful songs as "I Whistle a Happy Tune, "Hello, Young Lovers," "Shall We Dance?" and that beautiful "March of the Siamese Children."
The cast of almost 80 features 30 ever-so-cute children and we dare anyone not to be enchanted as they come in to greet their father and meet Mrs. Anna. The powerful king is portrayed by Brian Dettmering and Mrs. Anna by Jacqueline Roush.
I am the director of this show and am honored to have my column partner, Steve, as my assistant director. This show has been a challenge in many, many ways but we are confident that our audiences will find our hard work has translated into a wonderful show, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.......... sorry, but you knew that was coming.
"The King and I"
West Allis Central Auditorium
8516 West Lincoln Avenue
7:30 p.m. July 15, 16, 22 and 23 and 2 p.m. July 17 and 24
Tickets are $15, $13 and $8 and may be purchased at the box office
Parking is on the street or in the parking lot across and just west of the theater.