Once again from the Resorts World Manila who brought to us KAOS and The Sound of Music comes another timeless tale of Love, Family and Culture that transcends time. Ladies and Gentlemen, May I present you, Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I.
Based from the 1944 novel written by Margaret Landon chronicling Anna Leonowens' memoirs, as she was chosen to become governess to King Mongkut of Siam’s many children in the early 1860’s. The King and I tells the exploits and struggle of a British schoolteacher and her life in a foreign land, corrupted by clash of emotions and an unexpressed love for the King.
|The King and I Manila cast during the Grand Launch|
Directed by the 3 time Aliw Awardee Freddie Santos, theater goers will be sure that after The Sound of Music, the bars will be raised one step higher to serve everyone a quality show specially on bringing Siam's Majestic world to the contemporary era.
|Leo Valdez (King Mongkut) and Ms. Monique Wilson (Anna)|
Of course this show will be nothing without the amazing cast that surely will give you the performance of the life time. The cast includes Leo Valdez (Miss Saigon) and Bo Cerrudo (West Side Story) alternating for the role of King Mongkut; Monique Wilson (Miss Saigon) and Shiela Valderama-Martinez (Cinderella) alternating for Anna Leonowens, Gina Respall (The King and I) and Apple Chiu (The Sound of Music) alternating for Lady Thiang, Tanya Manalang (The Sound of Music) and Marian Santiago (Les Miserables) alternating for Tuptim; Lorenz Martines (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown) and Floyd Tena (A Fire in the soul) as Lun Tha. The extended cast includes the following:
CAPTAIN ORTON: Richard Cunanan
EDWARD RAMSEY: Arnel Carreon
Mary Ann Corsame
Jose Luis Mari Yapjoco
Alexa Marquez Villaroel
Stepanie Ginger Karganilla
Albert Daniel Silos
Nicole Beatrice Tan
Patricia Nicole Salimbangon
Camille Anika Santos
Carlos Dala I
Julia Joan Chua
Juan Miguel Urquico
Juan Carlos Urquico
Joaquin Ignacio Samonte
KRALAHOME: Raymund Concepcion
PRINCE CHULALONGKORN: Anton Posadas
LOUIS LEONOWENS: James Ketcher
PRINCESS YING YAOWALAK: Kristina Alexandra Rodriguez
THE ROYAL DANCERS: Philippine Ballet Theatre
ORCHESTRA: Manila Philharmonic Orchestra
PHRA ALACK/INTERPRETER: Zac Esteban
Camelo Richard Panopio
Danilo Oros Jr.
Fernando del Rosario
NANNY: Sarah Marie Facuri
AMAZON: Aireen Antonio
Catch The King And I and be enchanted once again by this boundless romance that makes millions of audience fall in love all over the world for decades. Opening in Manila on September 15, 2012 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World manila. Tickets are now on sale at the Resorts World Manila Box Office and all TicketWorld outlets. For more information on The King and I schedules visit www.rwmanila.com or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 836-6333.