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CHILDREN'S EDITION PROGRAM


Ambassador Theatre Group

NETworks Presentations LLC

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Music

Book and Lyrics

Richard Rodgers

Oscar Hammerstein II

Based upon the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon with

Elena Shaddow Jose Llana Joan Almedilla Q Lim Kavin Panmeechao Charlie Oh Brian Rivera Rhyees Stump Baylen Thomas and

Jaden D. Amistad Kayla Paige Amistad LaMae Caparas Sydney Chan Andrew Cheng Kristen Choi Adrianne Chu Max B. Ehrlich Rie Hatanaka Spencer Donovan Jones Marina Kondo Darren Lee Stephanie Lo Michael Lomeka Saki Masuda Bennyroyce Royon Kevin Schuering Julius Sermonia Marcus Shane Alicia Shumway Ryan Stout Michiko Takemasa Noah Toledo Madeline Trumble CJ Uy Jeoffrey Watson Keira Belle Young Kelli Youngman SETS

COSTUMES

Michael Yeargan

LIGHTING

Catherine Zuber

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

SOUND

Donald Holder

Scott Lehrer

WIG AND HAIR DESIGNER

Sari Ketter

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER

Tom Watson

Greg Zane

ORCHESTRATIONS

MUSIC COORDINATOR

MUSIC CONDUCTOR

Robert Russell Bennett

David Lai

Gerald Steichen

CASTING

Broadway Booking Office NYC

COMPANY MANAGER

Steve Varon

Gregory Vander Ploeg

Trude Rittmann

TOUR BOOKING, ENGAGEMENT MANAGEMENT, PRESS & MARKETING

Telsey + Company Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA GENERAL MANAGER GENTRY & ASSOCIATES

DANCE & INCIDENTAL MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

Peyton Taylor Becker

PRODUCTION MANAGER NETWORKS PRESENTATIONS

Hector Guivas

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Seth Wenig

MUSIC SUPERVISOR

Ted Sperling

CHOREOGRAPHER

BASED ON THE ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Christopher Gattelli

Jerome Robbins

DIRECTED BY

Bartlett Sher Produced by Special Arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization: An Imagem Company TheKingandITour.com

National Tour Premiere: October 30 - November 6, 2016


Photos: Jeremy Daniel

Anna's Theatre Etiquette Tips

• Be sure to use the restroom before the show! You don’t want to miss any of the action. • Turn your cell phones off. • Keep your feet off the back of the seats. • Photography is never allowed! • It is standard etiquette to applaud at the end of the show. Not only are you applauding for the performers, but also the hard work that everyone has put in behind the scenes! • Above all, the theatre is truly a special place. Unlike movies or TV shows, what you see onstage is happening right before your eyes. The performers are giving their all, so it’s important that you give them your all.


CAST OF CHARACTERS King of Siam...........................................................................................................................JOSE LLANA Anna Leonowens ...................................................................................................... ELENA SHADDOW Lady Thiang................................................................................................................JOAN ALMEDILLA Kralahome .........................................................................................................................BRIAN RIVERA Tuptim................................................................................................................................................. Q LIM Lun Tha ............................................................................................................... KAVIN PANMEECHAO Prince Chulalongkorn ........................................................................................................ CHARLIE OH Louis Leonowens ............................................................................................................RHYEES STUMP Captain Orton / Sir Edward Ramsey...................................................................... BAYLEN THOMAS Phra Alack ............................................................................................................................ DARREN LEE Princess Ying Yaowalak ......................................................................................KEIRA BELLE YOUNG Royal Court Dancers .............................................................. SAKI MASUDA, JEOFFREY WATSON Fan Dancers ........................................................................... RIE HATANAKA, KELLI YOUNGMAN Royal Wives, Townspeople...................................... KAYLA PAIGE AMISTAD, LAMAE CAPARAS, KRISTEN CHOI, ADRIANNE CHU, RIE HATANAKA, MARINA KONDO, SAKI MASUDA, ALICIA SHUMWAY, MICHIKO TAKEMASA, KELLI YOUNGMAN Guards, Monks, Townspeople .............................................ANDREW CHENG, MAX B. EHRLICH, DARREN LEE, MICHAEL LOMEKA, KEVIN SCHUERING, JULIUS SERMONIA, JEOFFREY WATSON Royal Children ...................... JADEN D. AMISTAD, KAYLA PAIGE AMISTAD, SYDNEY CHAN, RIE HATANAKA, SPENCER DONOVAN JONES, NOAH TOLEDO, CJ UY, KEIRA BELLE YOUNG THE SMALL HOUSE OF UNCLE THOMAS (BALLET) Eliza .............................................................................................................................. LAMAE CAPARAS Uncle Thomas .................................................................................................KAYLA PAIGE AMISTAD Angel/George ..................................................................... ANDREW CHENG, MICHAEL LOMEKA Topsy .........................................................................................................................KELLI YOUNGMAN Simon of Legree ........................................................................................................ JULIUS SERMONIA Little Eva ..............................................................................................................MICHIKO TAKEMASA Propmen .................................................. MAX B. EHRLICH, DARREN LEE, KEVIN SCHUERING Dogs ............................................................... ADRIANNE CHU, RIE HATANAKA, SAKI MASUDA Guards .........................................ANDREW CHENG, MICHAEL LOMEKA, JEOFFREY WATSON Royals Singers ....................................... KRISTEN CHOI, MARINA KONDO, ALICIA SHUMWAY SWINGS

STEPHANIE LO, BENNYROYCE ROYON, MARCUS SHANE, RYAN STOUT

UNDERSTUDIES

Understudies and Standbys never substitute for listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of the performance.

Standby for Anna Leonowens: MADELINE TRUMBLE For Anna Leonowens: ALICIA SHUMWAY; for King of Siam: DARREN LEE, BRIAN RIVERA; for Lady Thiang: KRISTEN CHOI, MARINA KONDO; for Kralahome: ANDREW CHENG, DARREN LEE; for Tuptim: MARINA KONDO, ALICIA SHUMWAY; for Lun Tha: MAX B. EHRLICH, KEVIN SCHUERING; for Prince Chulalongkorn: SPENCER DONOVAN JONES, KEVIN SCHUERING, MARCUS SHANE; for Louis Leonowens: SPENCER DONOVAN JONES, RYAN STOUT; for Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey: DARREN LEE, KEVIN SCHUERING; for Phra Alack: ANDREW CHENG, MARCUS SHANE; for Princess Ying Yaowalak: SYDNEY CHAN; for Eliza: STEPHANIE LO, SAKI MASUDA, MICHIKO TAKEMASA; for Uncle Thomas: RIE HATANAKA, STEPHANIE LO; for Angel/George: ANDREW CHENG, MICHAEL LOMEKA; for Topsy: RIE HATANAKA, STEPHANIE LO; for Simon of Legree: NOBUTAKA MOCHIMARU, JEOFFREY WATSON; for Little Eva: RIE HATANAKA, STEPHANIE LO

Dance Captain .................................................................................................................STEPHANIE LO Assistant Dance Captain .............................................................................................MARCUS SHANE Fight Captain .............................................................................................................. ANDREW CHENG


THE CHARACTERS

CHARACTERS THE CHARACTERS

Costume design sketches by Catherine Zuber for

Lincoln Center Theater's production of The King and I . ANNA LEONOWENS: a young widow from Wales who has agreed to a position teaching in the royal palace of the King of Siam; she ANNAand LEONOWENS: a young widow from Wales who has is strong-willed and forward thinking agreed a position teaching in the royal palace of the challenges the King’s views and ways oftoruling

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LOUIS LEONOWENS: Anna’s teenage son the King’s views and ways of ruling and challenges KING MONGKUT OF SIAM: the ruler of LEONOWENS: Siam LOUIS Anna’s teenage son who has progressive ideas for his country but struggles with his desire to uphold Siamese traditions

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Prince Chulalongkorn; she is wise and patient and und PRINCE CHULALONGKORN: Lady Prince Chulalongkorn; she is wise and patient andThiang understands the complexities of the King’s nature and the King’s opinionated the complexities of the King’s nature and strong-willed PRINCE CHULALONGKORN: Lady Thiang and the King teenage son; heir to Lady the Thiang throne PRINCE CHULALONGKORN: and the King’s opin-

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MUSICAL NUMBERS AND SCENES ACT I Scene 1: Scene 2:

Scene 3: Scene 4:

Scene 5: Scene 6:

Overture.....................................................................................................Orchestra Deck of the Chow Phya and Docks of Bangkok “I Whistle a Happy Tune” ...............................................................Anna and Louis The King’s Throne Room “My Lord and Master” ..................................................................................Tuptim “Hello, Young Lovers” .....................................................................................Anna “The March of Siamese Children” ............................................................Orchestra On the Palace Grounds “A Puzzlement” ................................................................................................ King The Schoolroom “The Royal Bangkok Academy” ....................................Royal Children and Wives “Getting to Know You” ....................................... Anna, Royal Children and Wives The Garden “We Kiss in a Shadow” ........................................................... Lun Tha and Tuptim A Palace Corridor “A Puzzlement” (Reprise) ............................................... Chulalongkorn and Louis Anna’s Bedroom “Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?” .........................................................Anna “Something Wonderful” .......................................................................Lady Thiang The King’s Study Final Act I..................................................................................King and Company ACT II

Scene 1: Scene 2: Scene 3: Scene 4: Scene 5: Scene 6:

The Schoolroom “Western People Funny” ..........................................Lady Thiang and Royal Wives Dining Room and Garden “I Have Dreamed” ....................................................................Lun Tha and Tuptim “Hello, Young Lovers” (Reprise) ..................................................................... Anna Theater Pavilion “The Small House of Uncle Thomas” (Ballet) .................... Tuptim, Royal Singers and Dancers The King’s Study “Song of the King”........................................................................... Anna and King “Shall We Dance?” ........................................................................... Anna and King Outside the Gates of the Palace The King’s Study “I Whistle a Happy Tune” (Reprise) ................................................................ Anna There will be one 20-minute intermission

ORCHESTRA Conductor: GERALD STEICHEN Associate Conductor/Synthesizer: TIM LACIANO Acoustic Bass: CHIHO SAEGUSA, Drums/Percussion: MARK O’KAIN Local Musicians: PETER SULSKI, ANGEL HERNANDEZ-DOMINGUEZ, HEATHER PORTER, KEVIN CRUDDER, TESS POPE, ANDREA BONSIGNORE, MARGUERITE LEVIN, MARGURITE PHILLIPS, CLARK MATTHEWS, NICK MILLER, MIKE DOBRINSKI, NEAL MELLEY, MARTHA MOOR The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs, either with or without flash, is strictly prohibited. Please turn off all electronic devices such as cellular pones, beepers and watches.


DID YOU KNOW? The King and I: • Opened on March 29, 1951 and became the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to run for more than 1,000 performances on Broadway. • Was the most expensive show in Broadway history at the time, costing $360,000; twice the cost of an average musical. • Won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress, Best Featured Actor, and Best Scenic and Costume Design. • Was made into a film that won five Academy awards.

Photo by Jeremy Daniel

• Is based on the memoir, or personal history, of Anna Leonowens. The real Anna Leonowens was a multicultural, multilingual woman who worked for King Mongkut of Siam from 1862 to 1867. She served the court as an educator and language secretary to the King for almost six years.


It is 1862 and Anna Leonowens and her son Louis are on the deck of a ship with Captain Orton approaching Bangkok where Anna will serve as a teacher to the wives and children of King Mongkut of Siam. The King’s royal barge approaches and the Kralahome, the King’s Prime Minister, boards the ship to speak with Anna. He informs her that she will be moving into the King’s palace, instead of her own home adjoining the palace, as promised by the King. Angry, but determined to honor her commitment, Anna agrees to accompany the Kralahome to the palace. In the palace, the troubled King confides in the Kralahome about the challenges Siam faces as European countries continue to gain power over surrounding Asian countries. They are interrupted by Lun Tha, a representative from Burma who is studying one of the King’s famous temples. Lun Tha is accompanied by Tuptim, a young woman who has been sent as a present for the King from the Prince of Burma. In the King’s study, the Kralahome ushers in an angry Anna who attempts to address the matter of her housing. The argument is interrupted by Lady Thiang, the King’s head wife. The King refuses to honor the agreement and demands that Anna live in the palace. He leaves her with his wives who ask her to stay and teach. Lady Thiang tells Anna that she believes Tuptim is in love with another man. The King returns and the royal children are presented to Anna. While teaching, Anna introduces new ideas that cause the children and wives to react in disbelief. The King enters the classroom, now in chaos, and has an argument with Anna regarding her place in the pal¬ace, which results in her quitting. Tuptim remains in the classroom after everyone has left and re¬unites with Lun Tha. It is revealed that they are in love, and Anna has been helping set up their secret meetings. Alone in her room, Anna unleashes her anger to an imaginary King, trying to make sense of the different emo¬tions she feels towards him and the royal family. Lady Thiang visits and explains that European powers have their sights set on Siam and believe that King Mongkut is uncivilized. She asks Anna to go to him and work through their differences. Anna refuses at first but then agrees. In his study, the King has Anna write a letter to President Lincoln. Anna asks him if there has been any news from Europe. He confirms what Lady Thi¬ang has told Anna, and asks for her advice. Anna suggests hosting a European-style party for the British representatives. The King agrees and calls his royal families and subjects in to share the news and begin preparations. Anna decides to stay on in Siam to help him with this party. As the King prays to Buddha for help, he promises that he will honor his word and provide Anna with a house of her own outside the palace.

Photos: Jeremy Daniel

THE STORY: ACT 1


Photos: Jeremy Daniel

THE STORY: ACT 2 In the schoolroom, the wives struggle with their Victorian hoopskirts for the party. Anna, the King, and Lady Thiang hurriedly make last minute preparations to ensure the success of the party. Sir Edward Ramsay enters and leaves for dinner with the King and Anna. Lady Thiang confronts Tuptim about her secret meetings with Lun Tha and tells her that he will be sent away that evening. Tuptim and Lun Tha have a moment alone together and decide to escape from the King’s palace. Anna comes looking for Tuptim and finds the two together. Lun Tha tells Anna that they will be leaving that night. Tuptim leads fellow performers from the royal palace in a traditional dance drama she has created based on Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book Anna has given her. Her play tells the story of a slave who successfully runs away from a cruel slave owner. The party has ended and Ramsay congratulates the King and Anna for a successful evening. Thankful for her help, the King gives Anna one of his rings as a gift. The Kralahome interrupts and requests that the King speak with the Secret Police who inform him that Tuptim is missing. The King returns and he and Anna engage in a discussion about their differing views on male and female roles. Their spirited exchange leads to Anna teaching the King to dance. Their dancing is interrupted by the Kralahome, who enters declaring that Tuptim has been caught. Tuptim is brought before the King who is told that she was found on a Chinese sailing ship trying to escape with Lun Tha. The King prepares to whip Tuptim for her dishonor but cannot follow through with the punishment in Anna’s presence. He flees the room. The Kralahome criticizes Anna for making the King feel weak and Anna leaves the room upset. Captain Orton’s ship has returned to Bangkok to retrieve Anna and Louis, while Chulalongkorn and Lady Thiang wait at Anna’s house to tell her that the King has fallen ill. When they arrive, Lady Thiang gives Anna a heartfelt letter from the King. Anna reads the letter and immediately goes to the palace to see him. Anna sits by the bed of the King as the children come to say their goodbyes to her. Anna, knowing that the King is dying and overcome with love for the royal children and wives, decides to stay. The dying King asks Chulalongkorn to proclaim what he will do when he becomes King. As Chulalongkorn continues with his proclamation, stepping into the role of King, King Mongkut dies.


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