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G2K The King And I

Genre Drama; Romance
Collection G2K...
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Composer Richard Rodgers
Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II
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Other Credits
Format Book Musical; Junior
Type One Act; 60 Minutes
Status Available (?This work is currently available for application in Australia and New Zealand subject to our standard Terms of Use.)
Version G2K Version

Short Synopsis

The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

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. In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the magic and beauty of the original are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theatre and its production.

Theatrical Resources

Theatrical Resources on Sale

Optional Extras

GTK THE KING & I PRODUCTION GUIDE (A$80.00)

GTK THE KING & I CHOREOGRAPHY & STAGING GUIDE (A$80.00)

GTK THE KING & I ACCOMPANIMENT CD (A$80.00)

GTK THE KING & I DIGITAL RESOURCES DISC (A$80.00)

ARCHIVAL COPY VIDEO LICENCE ONLY (A$158.00)

ARCHIVAL AND DISTRIBUTION VIDEO LICENCE (A$263.00)

Visit our Theatrical Resource page to find out more.

Casting Information

Dance Requirement: Minimal/None

Character Breakdown

YING: the narrator

CAPTAIN ORTON: a sea captain

LOUIS LEONOWENS: Anna’s son

ANNA LEONOWENS: an English schoolteacher

THE INTERPRETER

THE KRALAHOME: the King’s executive officer

THE KING OF SIAM

LUN THA: an emissary from Burma

TUPTIM: a girl from Burma

LADY THIANG: the King’s head wife

PRINCE CHULALONGKORN: heir to the throne

PRINCESS YING YAOWALAK: a royal daughter

SIR EDWARD RAMSAY: a British diplomat

CHORUS OF SAILORS

PALACE GUARDS

ROYAL WIVES & ROYAL CHILDREN

UNCLE THOMAS

EVA

TOPSY

ELIZA

KING SIMON OF LEGREE

ANGEL/GEORGE

SIMON'S SLAVES

SIMON'S SOLDIERS

SEARCH DOGS

BUDDHA

RAIN STORM

MOUNTAIN

SNOWFLAKES

FOREST

MUSICIANS

Notes:

PRINCIPALS: 3 Women (Anna Leonowens, Lady Thiang, Tuptim); 1 Man (The King); 2 Boys (Louis Leonowens, Prince Chulalongkorn).

FEATURED: 1 Woman (Ying); 3 Men (Lun Tha, Sir Edward Ramsay, The Kralahome).

COMMENTS: Ying is the narrator of the story. This character has been created expressly for this adaptation and does not appear in the musical The King and I.

Detailed Synopsis

The 'G2K' Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.

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. In this adaptation for pre-high school students, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the magic and beauty of the original are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theatre and its production.

Rates and Fees

Education and Community Theatre Rates.

Orchestral Materials

This show is performed with piano accompaniment or with the backing CD provided in the showkit. No orchestral parts are available for this show.

Royalty Requirements

  • Are you applying on behalf of a school (primary or secondary)?
  • Are you performing on your school grounds?
  • Are all your performers 14 years of age or under?

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