Our Season of Exotic Splendor Continues!
The King and I – Final Performances July 26 & 27!
” It was perfection!” – Friday audience member
Tickets available on-line and at the door
Prices: Main Floor (Reserved) $40 & $35. Balcony (unreserved): $25. Student tickets are $15.
Arrive Early for Parking! Armstrong Hall is at the North-East corner of Cache la Poudre and Cascade on the Colorado College Campus. (Aprox. 14 E. Cache la Poudre)
View a seating map HERE (SEAT SELECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE ON-LINE – CALL FOR SPECIFIC SEATING)
The (New) King and I
Published: July 22, 2014, 3:29 am, by David Sckolnik When the curtain rises, we expect great drama from the Opera Theatre of the Rockies. If only they could keep this highly valued commodity on the stage alone. I got a phone call today from Martile Rowland. She told me a story. It seems the prized-import for this weekend’s three performances of “The King and I” was enjoying his return to Colorado a bit too much. Ashraf Sewailam was here in town to bring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s king to life. On Saturday he “took off” from his bicycle after hitting a rock- flying over his handlebars. His hands did brace his fall, but both wrists broke. He is scheduled for surgery in Boulder on Wednesday and should be fine. But with less than a week before opening night, Siam had no leader. The role is the most important one in the show. Bring out a weak king and forget about a winning production. From all reports, Opera Theatre found a ringer. The show’s stage director Steven LaCosse knew a guy. He’ll be arriving late tonight via New York City and starts rehearsing tomorrow (Tuesday). So join the refrain all ye loyal subjects of the company and musical theatre: “Long live the King” – well at least through Sunday’s matinee finale. All hail a theatrical hero: Wayne Hu (waynehu.com). “King” Hu makes a living these days essentially from this role alone. For Rowland, who is producer of the show, it was the words spoken by Hu during the phone call to hire him that finally assuaged her anxiety over all the “drama.” “He told me ‘Martile you don’t have to worry about me. I got this.’” So let us all embrace our new monarch.
The King and I
Opera Theatre of the Rockies is thrilled to produce Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved The King and I as the major production of the festival. Performances are on Friday, July 25 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 26 at 7:00 pm, and Sunday, July 27 at 3:00 pm at Armstrong Hall at Colorado College (NE Corner of Cache la Poudre & Cascade Ave.). Tickets for The King and I are available at Meeker Music, (624 N. Tejon location), online at operatheatreoftherockies.org, (see link on the right) or by calling the Opera Theatre ticket line at 719-646-3127. Heading The King and I cast is Wayne Hu as the King. The role of Anna will be sung by soprano Solveig Olsen, an Opera Theatre company singer and known by audiences throughout the region. Also hailed by regional audiences for her role last year as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music, Mezzo Soprano Valerie Nicolosi will sing the role of Lady Tiang. Amy Maples, an Opera Theatre Company SInger will return to Colorado Springs as Tuptim and with Tenor Senhica Klee joining the cast from Denver to sing the role of Lun Tha. Young Evan Lennon, a local favorite in numerous productions at the Fine Arts Center rounds out the cast at Anna’s son Louis. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical The King and I is based on a novel written in 1944 by Margaret Landon called Anna and the King of Siam, which was derived from the experiences of Anna Leonowens, a widow sent to Siam in the early 1860’s to be the governess to King Mongkut’s children. The musical premiered in 1951 at Broadway‘s St. James Theatre. It ran nearly three years, then the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history, and has had many tours and revivals. This production of the King and I will be fully-staged with orchestra, and features sets and costumes from the Broadway/Asia tour. (Visit www.fclo.classicbroadway.org/rentals/browse_rentals.php?category=4&showid=51 to see additional examples of the sets and costumes).
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com
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