Guess what? It’s time for a new Dallas Summer Musical to premiere! One reason I love the Dallas Summer Musicals is because they are great for date night or a night out with your gal pals. It’s a fun event that every in the DFW metroplex needs to experience.
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) is the preeminent nonprofit presenter of Broadway theatre in North Texas. DSM produces, presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region.
The King & I
Dallas Summer Musicals is excited to bring the Royal Palace in Bangkok to life live on-stage in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I, at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 20 – April 5, 2015. This exciting self-production features a revamped script, timeless songs and a new physical production with an entirely fresh interpretation of the musical.
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage.
“What makes Dallas Summer Musicals’ THE KING AND I revival special is the chemistry between Alan Ariano as the King and Rachel York as Anna. It is a musical to share with the entire family that has a great story and a lush score,” said director Casale. “A truly timeless production that will have you invested in the story leaving you humming all of its songs.”
Don’t miss out on this fabulous musical. There will be shows from March 20 – April 5 with matinee shows available on the weekend. The King and I is appropriate for all ages so bring the whole family! Single tickets, priced from $25-$108, are now on sale online at www.DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1.800.514.ETIX (3849), and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX. Mini Packs, which allow all ticket buyers to pick 3 or more shows for as low as $55, are also available online or may be ordered by mail or in person at The Box Office, by phoning 214.346.3300 or through fax at 214.691.7386. Season subscribers and other patrons who have questions about their tickets can call The Box Office at 214.691.7200.
We’re heading to the King and I on March 24th. Tweet with us about the show by using #KingAndIDSM.