Music by Richard Rodgers | Book by Oscar Hammerstein II | Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II | Based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon | Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins
East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Along with the dazzling score, the incomparable Jerome Robbins ballet, ‘The Small House of Uncle Thomas,’ is one of the all-time marvels of the musical stage. The musical includes familiar songs “Getting To Know You”, “Whistle a Happy Tune”, “Shall We Dance”, “Hello Young Lovers”, “Western People Funny” and “March of The Siamese Children”.
Large singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Royal Dancers, Wives, Children, Priests and Amazons
Ensemble children will only rehearse with full cast the last 2 weeks before the show. Music rehearsals and staging for the children will require one day a week prior to the final two weeks. We encourage mothers and fathers to be part of the cast or the crew.
Monday, March 31, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm, CPA-Dexter High School, All children ages 5-13
They will be required to sing on pitch, possibly read and follow directions.
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 pm—9:30 pm, CPA-Dexter High School, All adults 14 and up
Be prepared to sing, read and movement
Wednesday, April 2, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm, CPA-Dexter High School, Dancers age 8-13
Anyone who wants to audition but could not make it the other 2 nights
Thursday, April 3, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm, CPA-Dexter High School, Call backs if necessary
First rehearsal will be Monday, April 14 at 7:00 pm, rehearsals will be Monday—Thursday. Please be prepared to rehearse the weekend before the show June 20—22. Performances are June 27, 28 and 29.
Special Spring Membership Meeting / and Meet the Director for the King and I!
If you have been involved in any DCP production in the last 5 years, then you are a member and we would dearly love to have you join us…(includes ushers, parents, etc). Also feel free to invite non-members. While they will not be able to vote for or serve on the board, we would love to get other people from around the community involved and excited about DCP.
What: Special membership meeting for the Dexter Community Players - includes pizza and crafts for kids!
When: Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:05 PM (lunch served at beginning)
Where: Dexter District Library Meeting Room (lower level), 3255 Alpine Street, Dexter
We will have a separate room where kids will engage in King and I themed crafts (with supervision from DCP members). We will also discuss the timing and plans for the King and I this summer (performance dates June 27,28,29).
This meeting will include a board election in accordance with our bylaws and constitution. If you are a member of DCP and are interested in getting more involved, please consider running for a position on the board. No experience necessary, just a willingness to propel our great organization forward! Feel free to contact the board at email@example.com if you have any questions about the meeting or becoming a new board member.
While not required, it would be helpful if you could let us know you are coming by either using this evite link or this Facebook event. This is just to plan for the appropriate amount of food. Please also encourage your friends or other DCP members you know to attend!
Hoping to see you there!