5 stars for Broadway by the Bay’s recent production of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The King and I!
In 1862 Siam, an English widow named Anna and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bankok. Anna has been summoned by the King of Siam to tutor his many children and wives. Can Anna and the King stay true to their own cultures while learning from each other? One of the great musical love stories of our time, The King and I is a richly textured and uplifting tale with a gorgeous score that includes “Getting to Know You,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Hello Young Lovers.”
Jared Lee was great in the starring role of The King of Siam. And the childrens’ chorus was appropriately adorable.
Broadway By the Bay has long established itself as one of the premier theatre companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. Each season the acclaimed theatre company presents three full-scale musicals and one intimate composer/lyricist series. Broadway By the Bay has won numerous awards, including over 40 Theatre Critics Circle Awards.