The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical classic, “The King and I,” is the latest presentation by the Driftwood Players, showing at the Wade James Theater starting this Friday, Nov. 25-Dec. 18.
Directed by Alan Wilkie, show times are Thurdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
“The King and I” pits East versus West in a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting love story. When summoned to Bangkok’s Royal Palace in 1862 to tutor the many children and wives of the King of Siam, English widow Anna Leonowens struggles with the King’s barbaric behavior. Over time, however, the two come to understand, respect and even embrace one another’s traditions and values. “The King And I” features a lavish score of showstoppers including “Getting to Know You,” “Hello, Young Lovers” and “Shall We Dance?”
MainStage prices are $23 general, $20 junior (18 & under); Senior (60-plus) and Military (with ID/in uniform). There will be an ASL-interpreted performance Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the box office at 425-774-9600 or visit the Driftwood Players website.