Indulge in the drama of The King and I in Brisbane
If you're a fan of musicals, you're certain to have heard the name of Rodgers & Hammerstein before. This talented duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were responsible for some of the most enduringly popular musicals in American history, from Oklahoma! and South Pacific to Carousel and The Sound of Music.
Now you can catch one of their most loved musical masterpieces right here in Brisbane, with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)'s season of The King and I from April 15 - May 11. This production of the time-honoured classic has won rave reviews for its fresh take on the story, set in the early 1860s in the exotic kingdom of Siam. The musical weaves a tale of an English governess who eventually falls in love with the King of Siam, but not before drama, tragedy and many beautiful songs ensue.
"Now is your chance to experience the wonderful score, superb songs and dazzling costumes and backdrops of this elegantly styled production. Let yourself get caught up in all the emotion as The King and I entertains audiences throughout its upcoming season."
Having won the 'triple crown' of the musical world - a Tony, a Drama Desk award and an Outer Critics Circle prize for Best Musical Revival - this production is set to be one of the biggest events in Brisbane this year. It features Lisa McCune in the title role of Anna Leonowens and Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the charismatic King of Siam. Both performers will be well known to any musical theatre fans, and they will be coming fresh from their captivating turns as the leads in the recent season of South Pacific.
Now is your chance to experience the wonderful score, superb songs and dazzling costumes and backdrops of this elegantly styled production. Let yourself get caught up in all the emotion as The King and I entertains audiences throughout its upcoming season.
If you'd like to get your holiday accommodation organised, make sure to check out Mantra South Bank in Brisbane - it's just a short walk from QPAC.