FRYEBURG – Fryeburg Academy presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1952 Tony Award-winner for “Best Musical,” “The King And I” at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Thursday and Friday, April 13 and 14, at 7 p.m.
Anna is a widowed British schoolteacher brought to Siam to tutor the King’s many children. When she arrives, though she enjoys an instant connection to the students, she struggles with cultural differences, and with the headstrong King. Through her kindness and persistence, Anna eventually connects with the King, helping to fuel mutual feelings of social understanding and cultural acceptance. 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.