Header

Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node 1415

  • A man dressed in traditional, 19th-century Singapore attire smiles at his dancing partner wearing a full ballgown.
  • A man dressed in traditional, 19th-century Singapore attire smiles at his dancing partner wearing a full ballgown.
  • A woman wearing a full-skirted gown holds her left hand to her chest and smiles.
  • A woman wearing a full-skirted gown holds her left hand to her chest and smiles.

THE KING AND I

7:30 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

Two worlds collide in this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production. One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful.”

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York magazine).

Adult $68, $59
University Park Student $50, $41
18 and Younger $51, $42

sponsors
Designer’s Studio
Kish Bank

support provided by
Sidney and Helen S. Friedman Endowment

 

Secondary Events on Each Event

Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Audio Description

Audio Description logo

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders. Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance of the performance. Phone 814-238-0132 to reserve this service.