Sunday, November 01, 2009

The King & I in Carson City

Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company
Carson City Community Center

851 E William St
Carson City, NV 89701
(775) 887-2290

Weekends, November 7-22:
The King and I

Winner of multiple Tony and Academy awards, the play tells the story of a British schoolteacher coming to Siam to educate the children of the King, a ruler entrenched in Eastern customs but intrigued with the West. Their unexpected and unlikely affection for each other overrides the vast cultural differences that separate them. The story is embellished by some of Broadway’s most beloved numbers, including Shall We Dance, Getting To Know You and I Have Dreamed.

Sarah Pennebaker (Nellie in 2008’s South Pacific) is the essence of elegance as Anna Leonowens and Leoney Berg (Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls) captures the stage as the brash and vulnerable king. Robin Kato stars as Tuptim, while Lun Tha is played by Emzy Burroughs and Ryan Ashley.

Some 40 singers and dancers complete the cast, accompanied by a live, professional orchestra. Stephanie Arrigotti produces and directs, Gina Kaskie-Davis is the choreographer.

Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.
November 21 Saturday matinee on Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.

Admission is $20 general
$18 for students and seniors
$16 for youth 17 and under.
Tickets & information: 775-445-4249

[Text from WNC press release. Graphic from Google image search for 'Siam'.]

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