‘King and I’ Coming to El Campanil

El Campanil Children’s Theatre and Vagabond Players Present “The King and I”
May 13, 14 7:30 pm
May 15 2:00 pm
May 21 7:30 pm
May 22 2:00 pm

The Vagabond Players and El Campanil Children’s Theatre again collaborate—this time with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, THE KING & I, a long running Broadway success t hat is acted out by a cast of almost 50, most of which are children, with beautiful color, costumes, choreography, and music.

THE KING & I started as a diary by Anna Leonowen, an English schoolteacher of the 1860s who spent time in Siam looking after the numerous children of that country’s monarch King Mongkut. That diary was later turned into a best-selling novel ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM by Margaret Landon which became the basis of the musical containing some of the most beautiful music ever written for the stage – “Getting to Know You”, “I Whistle a Happy Tune”, “Shall We Dance?” – and was awarded the Tony Award for Best Musical, and subsequently was made into a box office hit movie.

The King & I takes place in the 1860s in the Kingdom of Siam (known today as Thailand), where in an attempt to modernize the country and gain a better understanding of western culture, the King of Siam, hires a widowed English governess to teach his children. When Anna makes preparations to return to England, Anna finds she cannot leave a country, a people, and most of all, the pupils she has come to love.

Adults: $ 18 Seniors (62 and Over): $ 15
Child (17 and Under): $ 10

El Campanil Theatre
602 W Second Street
Antioch, Ca 94509

(925) 757-9500
If you’ve ever thought you’d like to support El Campanil Theatre as an usher, now is the time to make that happen.

Volunteers are an important aspect of the El Campanil Theatre. Special events, rentals and in-house productions are all a part of the volunteer experience. There are many opportunities to help the Theatre with a variety of events and times! All persons age 15 and older are welcome to participate in our volunteer program.

Volunteers are required to fill out the Volunteer Application and will be contacted to participate in one training session. Training sessions will be held throughout the year and attendance at one is required before participation can begin.

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