The King and I

Neil Simon Theatre

Previews Began: March 19, 1996

Opening Night: April 11, 1996

Closing Night: February 22, 1998

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Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Oscar Hammerstein II

Anna is a widowed British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the King’s many children. When she arrives, though she enjoys an instant connection to the students, she struggles with cultural differences and with the headstrong King. Through her kindness and persistence, Anna eventually connects with the King, helping to fuel mutual feelings of social understanding and cultural acceptance and openness.

Musical Numbers

Overture…………………………………………..Orchestra
I Whistle a Happy Tune……………………Anna, Louis
My Lord and Master………………………………Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers…………………………………..Anna
March of the Royal Siamese Children….Orchestra
A Puzzlement…………………………………………….King
The Royal Bangkok Academy………….Anna, Wives,
                                                           Children
Getting to Know You……….Anna, Wives, Children
We Kiss in a Shadow………………..Tuptim, Lun Tha
A Puzzlement (Reprise)…………………………….Louis,
                                             Prince Chulalongkorn
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?…………Anna
Something Wonderful……………………..Lady Thiang
Buddhist Prayer/Act I Finale……..King, Company

Entr’acte…………………………………………….Orchestra
Western People Funny…………Lady Thiang, Wives
I Have Dreamed………………………Tuptim, Lun Tha
Hello, Young Lovers (Reprise)…………………….Anna
The Small House of Uncle Thomas
(Ballet)………………………………………..Tuptim, Wives
Song of the King……………………………….King, Anna
Shall We Dance?………………………………Anna, King
I Whistle a Happy Tune (Reprise)………………Anna
Something Wonderful (Reprise, Finale
Ultimo)……………………………………………..Orchestra

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