The non-Equity tour of The King and I is set to launch at the Wilson Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, November 9. The tour is based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway production.
Flip through photos of rehearsal below:
Take a Sneak Peek at the King and I National Tour
The production stars Angela Baumgardner as Anna Leonowens and Pedro Ka'awaloa as the King of Siam, with DeAnna Choi as Lady Thiang, Bern Tan as Kralahome, Paulina Yeung as Tuptim, Dongwoo Kang as Lun Tha, Timothy Matthew Flores as Prince Chulalongkorn, Hayden Bercy as Louis Leonowens, and Stanton Morales as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey.
The ensemble includes Catrina Teruel Clark, Raymond Dimaano, Atsushi Eda, Cj Fernando, Jenna Ho, Masumi Iwai, Anjali Kanter, Akina Kitazawa, Keiji Kubo, Kylie Kuioka, Catherine Landeta, Jee Heng Liao, Linder Sutton, Tsubasa Ogawa, Soraya Patoonsittichai, Trevor Roderick, Richel Mari Ruiz, Pepita Salim, Annie Sherman, Kayla Rachel Teruel, Matheus Ting, Hiroko Uchino, Dax Valdes, and Eliot Waldvogel.
This new tour includes direction by Shelley Butler, based on Bartlett Sher’s original direction, with sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lights by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer, musical supervision by Ted Sperling, and casting by Jason Styres, CSA. Choreography is by Tony winner Christopher Gattelli, based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins. The production features the musical’s original 1951 orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennet with dance and incidental music arranged by Trude Rittmann.
For more information, including the 2018–2019 touring schedule, visit TheKingandITour.com.